We all love Parmesan sprinkled over baked dishes – that leathery melted sheet that results is chewy and yummy, the result of direct heat. But the complex flavours of parmesan are better preserved when, grated, it hits food still warm from the oven or stove. In fact, in Italian food, Parmesan is used widely but sparingly and rarely sees direct heat.
We use that practice with these gorgeously roasted Parsnips. It is Winter, and Winter = Parsnips. A simple dish to make but oh how very wonderful.
Are you after similar recipes? We have Roasted Parsnip Soup with Spices, and Mashed Parsnips with Olive Oil and Parmesan.
If you would like to browse all of our Parsnip recipes, they are here. Or take some time to explore our Mid Winter delights.
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Luxurious and nourishing, a Winter dish
Parsnips are a wonder in winter – slightly sweet, beautifully tender. Once Spring comes, parsnips become more woody and starchy and are less successful. Make this mash when parsnips are at their peak. It is deliciously indulgent and nourishing.
Try these other Parsnip recipes: Baked Parsnips with Parmesan.
Are you after other Mashes? Try Garlicky Mashed Potato, and Parsnip and Carrot Mash.
And try these Potato Mashes – English, French, and Indian.
Perhaps you might like to browse our Parsnip recipes, and all of our Mash recipes. Explore all of our easy Mid Winter recipes as well.
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Once I had a lovely older Italian man as a hairdresser. He was amazing. As we molded my hair into some shape and varied colour upon colour, we discussed cooking, fashion and food. Sometimes with a glass of champagne. He was very special and he gave me this great family polenta recipe.
Are you looking for Polenta recipes? Read about Polenta, then have a look at How to Cook Polenta and then try Onion and Chilli Polenta and Grilled Polenta.
Or are you looking for Italian recipes? Try White Bean Soup, Farinata with Onions and Tomatoes, and Roast Pumpkin Risotto.
Please browse all of our Polenta recipes here and here. Our Italian recipes can be explored here. Or simply visit our Early Spring recipes.
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Risotto is a wonderfully versatile Italian rice dish whose creaminess depends on the selection of the rice. The basics of cooking risotto are very very easy. Take rice. Add stock gradually. Stir for 20 minutes. Serve. Enjoy! Of course, there is slightly more to it than that.
You might also want to read Caramelised Roast Pumpkin Risotto, Asparagus Risotto, Eggplant Risotto and Tomato Risotto. All of the Risotto recipes are here and here. Or browse our Italian recipes here and here.
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