There is something magical about transforming humble root vegetables into a culinary masterpiece. Take parsnips for example. These might not be the first choice for everyone but, when roasted to perfection glazed with a touch of honey, they become a delightful addition to any dinner table. Our honey glazed parsnips also have a sprinkling of Parmesan elevating them to an even higher level of deliciousness!
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When parsnips are roasted, the natural sugars in the vegetable caramelises. This brings out its natural sweetness. Add to this a touch of honey during the roasting process and you not only enhance their natural flavour but also contribute to the final dishes aromatic and indulgent nature. For us, these honey glazed parsnips are quite simply the most delicious parsnips ever.
Simple and Delicious
The beauty of this recipe lies in its simplicity. We are all too busy for lots of faffing about in the kitchen but we still want recipes that deliver a punch. Whether as a perfect side for a Sunday Roast or as part of a celebratory meal such as Thanksgiving or Christmas these honey glazed parsnips will definitely have you wanting seconds.
Honey Glazed Parsnips
3 tablespoons plain flour
1 tablespoon honey
2 tablespoons sunflower oil
2 tablespoons butter
50g Parmesan cheese
- Wash and peel the parsnips. If they are very large I recommend that you also cut them in half length ways to reduce the cooking time.
- Bring the parsnips to the boil in a large saucepan with salted water. Cook for 5 minutes.
- Drain in a colander – this collapsable over sink colander is perfect if you are tight on space in your kitchen. Set the parsnips aside for 5 minutes.
- Preheat the oven to 190℃/375℉.
- Toss the drained parsnips in flour and honey and add to a roasting dish with oil, butter, salt and pepper.
- Roast for 20 minutes and then remove from the oven and add half the Parmesan cheese to the top of the parsnips. Turn over and cover with remaining cheese before returning to the oven to cook for a further 20 minutes
Honey glazed parsnips are not only a treat for the taste buds but are also a nutritious addition to your diet. Parsnips are rich in antioxidants which contain anti-inflammatory properties. These antioxidants contribute to reducing oxidative stress in the body, potentially lowering the risk of chronic diseases.
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