- 6 tbsp polenta
An Italian storecupboard staple, polenta has its roots in the peasant cuisine of northern Italy…
- 100g parmesan, grated
Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…
- pinch freshly grated nutmeg
One of the most useful of spices for both sweet and savoury…
- 2kg/4lb 8oz parsnips, quartered and core removed
The fact that the parsnip is a member of the carrot family comes as no surprise – it looks…
- 6 tbsp olive oil
Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
Heat oven to 220C/200C fan/gas 7. Mix together the polenta, Parmesan and nutmeg, and set aside. Bring a pan of salted water to the boil, tip in the parsnips and cook for 6 mins or until just tender. Drain. While parsnips are still hot, toss with the Parmesan mixture to coat.
Set a roasting tin over the hob and heat the oil. Add the parsnips and turn to coat in the oil. Put the tin in the oven and roast for 15 mins, then turn the parsnips over and cook for 15 mins more until golden.
Buying polentaTo make the Parmesan parsnips, make sure you buy dried, free-flowing grains of polenta (or cornmeal) rather than ready-made polenta in a block.