Parsnips in many ways

by Camilla - foodaroundblog


Parsnips are a little elderly vegetable, pale pale when compared to the closest cousins, the carrots, which perhaps for that beautiful orange color had greater fame and fortune. In Italy, for example, parsnips are not a great frequenter of greengrocers’ benches: too shy, poor thing .. over time has yielded the stage, hiding behind the scenes. Here in England on the other hand is very successful, being able to be found easily, especially during the winter. A bag of late parnips taken to the Woodstock farmers’ market ended up in my shopping basket for a couple of quick recipes. The parsnip has a strong taste, sweeter than carrot and had a celery flavor; its texture, once cooked, is close to that of the potato. It is cooked in all ways that you can cook the carrots and the potatoes, to prepare soups and creams, or baked, fried, mashed, and goes well with most meats. It can also be served raw, for example grated and seasoned with olive oil and salt just like the ordinary carrot.


Fish meatballs whit parnips

Ingredients 8-10 meatballs

2 fillets of cod
2 parnips
1 clove of garlic
1 whole egg
2 tablespoons of Parmesan cheese
4 tablespoons of bread crumbs + bread crumbs for breading
Salt, parsley, sage and spices to taste)
Extra virgin olive q.b.

Cook the fish in the oven, then chop it in a food processor. Combine the mashed parsnips boiled fish, an egg, bread crumbs, garlic and Parmesan cheese. Season with sage and parsley, salt and pepper to taste. If necessary, add more bread crumbs to get a workable consistency. Make into balls and roll in more breadcrumbs. Place them on a baking tray with foil paper and lightly oil the whole meatball’s surface. Cook at 190 degrees for about 15-20 minutes maximum, or until the desired browning is reached.


Parsnips in a pan

Clean parsnips, cut into slices, dip in the wok with a little olive oil and a couple of water tablespoons. Add chopped rosemary and sage, salt and pepper to taste. When the parsnips are ready, turn off the heat and add a teaspoon of butter. Mix well and serve.