Honey Glazed Parsnips. Sounds like a spell that a hipster witch would cast, doesn’t it? 🧙♀️✨ But this is no hocus pocus, it’s a pure taste explosion that’ll have you rethinking your side dish game! It’s time to show those potatoes who’s boss and give these underdogs their well-deserved moment in the spotlight.
When it comes to side dishes, parsnips are the unsung heroes of the dinner table 🍽️. They are versatile, healthy, and downright delicious when cooked right. And with this recipe, we’ll be transforming these humble root vegetables into a side dish so irresistible, it might just steal the show!
Join the Parsnip Party 🎉
Now, if you’ve been relegating parsnips to the sad corners of your soup pot, it’s time for a root-ical change! Let’s dive right into the honey-sweet world of parsnips.
Tip: When picking out parsnips, opt for smaller ones as they are usually sweeter and less woody than their larger counterparts.
Our parsnips will be donning a glorious glaze made from honey 🍯 and fresh orange juice 🍊. This combo is the bee’s knees, balancing the earthy parsnip flavor with just the right amount of sweetness and tang.
A Recipe to Root For
So, ready to put the “fun” in “root vegetables”? Let’s get cooking! 🍳
Tip: To achieve the best results, ensure your parsnips are all roughly the same size for even cooking.
This delightful dish can be whipped up with minimal effort, leaving you plenty of time to contemplate how you’ve lived your life without Honey Glazed Parsnips till now. 🤔
One last tip before we embark on this culinary adventure:
Tip: Do not rush the roasting process. The natural sugars in the parsnips and honey need time to caramelize to perfection. Patience, grasshopper! 🦗
Honey Glazed ParsnipsCourse: DinnerCuisine: American
Sweet, tangy, and perfectly caramelized Honey Glazed Parsnips. A side dish that’s sure to outshine the main.
500g parsnips, peeled and halved
2 tbsp olive oil
3 tbsp honey
Juice of half an orange
Salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat the oven to 200°C/180°C fan/gas mark 6.
- Toss the parsnips with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Spread them out on a roasting tray in a single layer.
- Roast the parsnips for 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, combine the honey and orange juice in a bowl.
- After 20 minutes, take the parsnips out and drizzle with the honey-orange mixture.
- Return the tray to the oven and roast for another 10-15 minutes, until the parsnips are caramelized and tender.
- For an added crunch, sprinkle some chopped nuts on top before serving.
- The honey-orange glaze can be substituted with maple syrup for a different flavor profile.
- Remember, smaller parsnips tend to be sweeter and less woody.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Can I use this recipe for other root vegetables?
A: Absolutely! This honey-orange glaze works beautifully with carrots, beets, and sweet potatoes too.
Q: How can I make this recipe vegan?
A: You can make this recipe vegan by replacing honey with maple syrup or agave nectar.
Q: Can I make these parsnips ahead of time?
A: Yes, you can roast the parsnips and reheat them in the oven just before serving. You might need to drizzle a little more glaze to ensure they’re not dry.
Q: Can I freeze cooked parsnips?
A: Yes, once the parsnips have cooled completely, you can freeze them in an airtight container. Just reheat in the oven before serving.