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Everyone loves roast parsnips, even fussy kids who normally won't eat root vegetables. These really are something special - sweet with an ever-so-spicy kick.


  • 8 peeled whole parsnips

  • 1tsp oil

  • 1oz butter

  • salt and pepper

  • 4tbsp runny honey

  • ¼ tsp chilli flakes

  • 2tbsp sesame seeds

  • 1tsp chopped parsley


  • 1.

    Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.

  • 2.

    Peel the parsnips and cut into halves lengthwise.

  • 3.

    Plunge into boiling salted water for 4 minutes, take out and refresh.

  • 4.

    Heat the oil, add butter and the drained parsnips and colour lightly.

  • 5.

    Transfer the parsnips to a baking tray and roast at 180°C until cooked and nicely browned, which should take approx. 30 minutes.

  • 6.

    When just about ready, pour off the fat and add the honey and chilli flakes to the parsnips

  • 7.

    Roast for a further 5 minutes, watching all the time so that the parsnips baste, but do not burn.

  • 8.

    Add sesame seeds and return to the oven for a further 2 minutes.

  • 9.

    Add chopped parsley and serve.

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Posted by Charlie15Report
A must have for every cookbook!
These I will serve again, and again.
I made 1/2 a recipe, and my 18 month old granddaughter ate most of them!
Keep the recipes coming.