parsnipHoney Glazed Roast Parsnips

A nice twist on the traditional roast parsnip recipe, under normal circumstances I would heat some oil in the oven, chuck the parsnips in the pan and roast for about 45 mins on high, however, having spent a life time easting roast dinners most Sundays it’s quite nice to experiment a little with different ideas. Vegetables are an easy target for this and this recipe will give your roast parsnips a lovely sweet tang which compliments and contrasts the bitter taste usually associated with roast parsnips. Best of all – it’s really easy!

  • About 5 parsnips (cut in half with the thick end halved again)
  • 2 tablespoons of clear honey
  • salt and pepper
  • about 1 – 2 oz butter
  • a dash of vegetable oil

1. Heat the oil and butter in a baking tray on the hob
note: by adding the oil to the butter you reduce the likelyhood of the butter burning

2. Fry/ saute your parsnips for about 5 minutes or until evenly browned

3. Put the baking tray (complete with parsnips) into a preheated oven (Gas 7/ 220 degrees)

4. After about 20 minutes take the parsnips out, add the honey and stir it around until the parsnips are coated in honey

5. Pop back in the oven for about 5 minutes or so.

6. Serve…yum!

As an alternative you could also try using maple syrup instead of the honey…enjoy!