Parsnip puree

Neil Perry
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Difficulty
Easy
Dietary
Gluten-free

A buttery parsnip puree that will compliment perfectly a roast leg of lamb.

Ingredients

6 parsnips

30g unsalted butter, diced

2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

1 small brown onion, finely diced

2 garlic cloves, crushed

500ml chicken stock or water

sea salt and freshly ground pepper

juice of 1 lemon, to taste

Method

Peel, core and roughly dice the parsnips. Heat the butter and oil in a saucepan with a lid over a low heat and add the onion and garlic. Cook slowly, without colouring, for about 8 minutes, or until soft and sweet.

Add the parsnips and cook for a further 5 minutes, then add the stock and slowly cook the parsnip until most of the liquid has evaporated, about 30-45 minutes. Season well, then blend until smooth, adding more butter if necessary. Finish by adding lemon juice, to your liking.