Christmas vegetables

Christmas Vegetables

Serves 10

  • 1.5 kg King Edward potatoes, peeled and halved

  • ½ bulb garlic, separated into cloves and crushed with the back of a knife

  • 1 small bunch of fresh rosemary, separated into sprigs

  • salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • 6 tablespoons good-quality olive oil

  • 50 g butter

  • 2 kg parsnips

  • 2 tablespoons runny honey

  • 1 small bunch fresh thyme, leaves picked

  • 1 kg Chantenay carrots, if you can't find any, use normal carrots cut at an angle into 2 inch pieces

  • zest of 1 orange

Preheat your oven to 220°C/425°F/gas 7. Parboil your potatoes for 10 minutes. Drain in a colander and toss around to scruff up the outside of the spuds. Toss with the garlic cloves, half of the rosemary, salt and pepper to taste, 4 tablespoons of the olive oil, and 30g of the butter in a large bowl. Arrange in one layer in a roasting tin and roast for 45 minutes until golden.



For the parsnips, cut them in half lengthways, parboil for 10 minutes and drain. Toss with the honey, thyme, salt and pepper to taste, 10g of the butter and 2 tablespoons of the oil. Lay the parsnips flat in a roasting tin in one layer, and roast for about 40 minutes until golden.



Put your carrots in a pan, cover with cold water and add a pinch of salt. Boil for about 15 minutes or until cooked. Meanwhile, finely chop the remaining rosemary and the orange zest together to mix. Drain the cooked carrots and toss with the remaining butter. Season to taste and sprinkle with the orange zest and rosemary before serving.

Nutritional Information

Christmas vegetables

Herby roast potatoes, honeyed parsnips and orange carrots

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These simple roasted vegetables are a no-brainer for Christmas dinner or a classic Sunday roast
Serves 10
1h 35m
Super easy
Method



Preheat your oven to 220°C/425°F/gas 7. Parboil your potatoes for 10 minutes. Drain in a colander and toss around to scruff up the outside of the spuds. Toss with the garlic cloves, half of the rosemary, salt and pepper to taste, 4 tablespoons of the olive oil, and 30g of the butter in a large bowl. Arrange in one layer in a roasting tin and roast for 45 minutes until golden.

For the parsnips, cut them in half lengthways, parboil for 10 minutes and drain. Toss with the honey, thyme, salt and pepper to taste, 10g of the butter and 2 tablespoons of the oil. Lay the parsnips flat in a roasting tin in one layer, and roast for about 40 minutes until golden.

Put your carrots in a pan, cover with cold water and add a pinch of salt. Boil for about 15 minutes or until cooked. Meanwhile, finely chop the remaining rosemary and the orange zest together to mix. Drain the cooked carrots and toss with the remaining butter. Season to taste and sprinkle with the orange zest and rosemary before serving.

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Nutritional Information Amount per serving:

Calories

Calories are just a unit of energy. If you eat more than you use you can gain weight, or lose it if you don't eat enough. How much you need depends on your weight, gender and how active you are, but it's around 2,000 a day.

Carbs

Carbs are a great source of energy and, excluding foods such as potatoes, are made from grains - like bread, pasta and cereal. We all need carbs, but try to make them all wholegrain by sticking to brown bread, rice and pasta - they are much more nutritious.

Sugar

We all deserve a treat sometimes, but try to limit your sugar intake. Most of your sugar should come from raw fruit and milk, because they give us lots of nutrients too. Always check food labels so you know how much sugar you're eating.

Fat

We all need to eat a small amount of fat because it protects our organs and helps us grow. But we need to be careful about how much fat we eat and what kinds of fat, because in higher levels it's associated with weight gain, diabetes, cancer and heart disease.

Saturates

Saturated or "bad fats" are in beef, pork, chicken skin, butter, cream and cheese. Too much can be bad for our heart and cholesterol levels, but unsaturated or "good fats" in fish, nuts, avocados and some oils can help keep our hearts healthy if eaten in moderation.

Protein

Protein helps our muscles to grow and repair, as well as providing you with essential amino acids. When it comes to protein, try to eat leaner sources such as chicken and fish or non-meat sources such as eggs, dairy, beans, nuts, seeds, tofu and pulses.
  • Calories 486
    24%
  • Carbs 29.5g
    11%
  • Sugar 11.0g 12%
  • Fat 29.3g 42%
  • Saturates 12.3g 62%
  • Protein 22.9g 51%
Of an adult's reference intake

BUYING SUSTAINABLY SOURCED FISH

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When buying either wild or farmed fish, ask whether it is sustainably sourced. If you're unable to obtain this information, don't be afraid to shop elsewhere – only by shopping sustainably can we be sure that the fantastic selection of fish we enjoy today will be around for future generations.

For further information about sustainably sourced fish, please refer to the useful links below:

Marine Stewardship Council
http://www.msc.org/

Fish Online
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  • 1.5 kg King Edward potatoes, peeled and halved

  • ½ bulb garlic, separated into cloves and crushed with the back of a knife

  • 1 small bunch of fresh rosemary, separated into sprigs

  • salt

  • freshly ground black pepper

  • 6 tablespoons good-quality olive oil

  • 50 g butter

  • 2 kg parsnips

  • 2 tablespoons runny honey

  • 1 small bunch fresh thyme, leaves picked

  • 1 kg Chantenay carrots, if you can't find any, use normal carrots cut at an angle into 2 inch pieces

  • zest of 1 orange