Dublin Vegetables (Mashed Carrot and Parsnip)
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- Ready In:
- Put the carrots and parsnips into a large saucepan, cover with water, put on the lid, bring to a boil, then simmer until all the vegetables are soft (20-30 minutes, depending on your vegetables and the size you have cut).
- Drain off all the water, and return the vegetables to the hot pan to evaporate off any excess moisture - you don't want the purée to be too wet.
- Add the butter, salt and pepper (to taste), then blitz with a hand blender until you have a purée (it's nice left lumpy, too).
- Serve hot, with extra butter, freshly ground black pepper and a little nutmeg (if liked) ground over the top.
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Only the second time I've ever had parsnips, and I think their lemony zing goes really well with the carrots in this dish. I used seasoning salt rather than regular, and forgot to add nutmeg, will have to dust the leftovers and try it that way later... I was in the minority with this one tho, and will probably only make it when there are others around to help me eat it. My 8 year old tried this one (took 3 bites to make sure) and didn't care for it. The 5 year old wouldn't try it, and my oldest (also known as my husband) took one look at it and refused to put any on his plate. Their loss. ;-) Next time I would make this more like mashed potatoes with a splash of cream to smooth it out a bit more, but good as is. Thanks for sharing.
I have been eating this combination of vegetables for years thanks to my MIL...but had not idea that there was a name for this dish! This combination is terrific! I usually cook mash the 2 together and serve as is with butter, salt and pepper...no nutmeg. Lovely and sweet and very healthy! Thanks so much for posting this one....now I have a name for one of my favourite vegetable dishes !
This recipe takes me back to my childhood....my Irish mother used to make it with amazing regularity. Back then we just called it "Carrots and Parsnips"...not very imaginitive! I still use it to this day, but but not quite as as often as she did. There is something about these 2 veggies mixed together that brings out the best in both of them. I just mash them....the lumps give a nice bit of texture.