Jazzed-up parsnip mash
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- Serves 6
Sweet root vegetables given a spicy boost
- STEP 1
Cut the parsnips into large, fairly evensized chunks: the skinny end will make one chunk, then either halve or quarter the bulky part lengthways, remove the core, and cut into similar-sized pieces.
- STEP 2
Bring a large saucepan of salted water to the boil, tip in the parsnips and cook briskly for 10-15 minutes, half-covered, until tender but not slushy. Drain well, then return parsnips to the saucepan.
- STEP 3
Push the parsnips to one side and put the butter, spices and plenty of ground black pepper into the space. Return the saucepan to a very low heat and let the butter melt, the spices warm through and the parsnips continue to dry for a few minutes.
- STEP 4
Now add the milk and oil and mash the parsnips vigorously, until smooth. (They won’t look as smooth as potato mash but a quick taste will tell you if there are any lumps left.) Adjust the seasoning, if necessary, and serve immediately.
Make up to 2 hours ahead, then gently reheat, stirring often with a drop more milk and a dab of butter.