January 4, 2007 Comments Off on Parsnips!
An underestimated vegetable that is hard to find here in Belgium! So when I was in the UK last week, I couldn’t resist bringing home some. For the Belgians amongst you who wonder: “Are they easy to prepare?”, YES! You just have to roast them, and if you’re in a hurry, parboil them a couple of minutes to speed the whole thing up! That’s all. They’re lovely with any roast dinner or just simplly with steak, as we did last night!
|Get them out of the bag||Remove the ends and peel||Parboil them (I was in a hurry last night)||Get a baking tray and put smear some oil over the basin|
|Out of the oven!||And onto the plate with some nice meat|
When having xmas lunch with a couple of friends, it took us over an hour to remember the french word for parsnip: du panais! And all that searching was in vain as our friend from Charleroi still didn’t have a clue, never heard of them. That shows how incredibly unknown it is.
For those who don’t know, they have a taste similar to carrots, a bit sweeter I would say… They also have the same texture.