Maple roast parsnips with sesame seeds recipe

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  • Vegetarian

serves:

4

Skill:

easy

Cost:

cheap

5-a-day:

1

Cooking:

40 min

The aroma of roasting parsnips is really irresistible – and adding maple syrup makes them even more delicious

Ingredients

  • 700g (1lb 9oz) parsnips, peeled
  • 25g (1oz) butter
  • 2tbsp maple syrup
  • 3tbsp sesame seeds, lightly toasted
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper

Method

  • Preheat oven to 220°C (425°F, gas mark 7). Cut the parsnips in half lengthways and in half again. Add to a pan of boiling salted water and parboil for 2 mins. Drain well.

  • Place the butter and maple syrup in a small pan or microwave and heat gently.

  • Transfer the parsnips to a roasting tin then brush with the maple mixture and season to taste. Cook, shaking the pan frequently, for 30 mins or until golden brown.

  • Sprinkle over the sesame seeds and return to the oven for 5 mins. Transfer to a warm serving dish.

Top tip for making Maple roast parsnips with sesame seeds

If you're using older, tougher parsnips, cut them into quarters and remove the woody cores.

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