If you want something hearty to accompany your roast this Christmas, then these roast root vegetables are the perfect side dish for you! There is nothing better than seasonal roast root vegetables as they provide so many fantastic flavours to accompany your meal.
If you would like a change to traditional boiled vegetables this Christmas, here at British Bakeware we believe we have the perfect solution. These roast root vegetables can include whatever you want, but the classics are potatoes, onions, carrots, parsnips and swede at this time of year. Couple these delicious vegetables with herbs and spices, and you have the perfect accompanying dish for your Christmas roast!
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- 1 kg seasonal root vegetables
- 225g shallots
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp cracked black peppercorns
- A few sprigs of fresh thyme
- A few sprigs of fresh rosemary
- Any additional thyme or rosemary to garnish
Step 1-Preheat your oven to 220 degrees celcius/gas mark 7/425 degrees Fahrenheit. Wash all the vegetables and peel them. Cut any larger vegetables in half so they are in larger but still more manageable chunks.
Step 2-You should then place the vegetables in a saucepan and bring them to the boil. Then reduce the heat and let them simmer for between 5 and 7 minutes until they are partly. Be careful not to over boil the vegetables.
Step 3-Once the vegetables are partly cooked, drain them and put them in a roasting tin. Glaze them with the extra virgin olive oil and season them with salt and pepper to your personal taste. For extra flavour, add the sprigs of thyme and rosemary.
Step 4-To get the perfect roast vegetables, you should look to roast for no longer than 35 minutes. After 35 minutes the vegetables should start to crisp and turn a fantastic golden brown colour. To ensure an even cooking process, turn the vegetables over a few times while they are cooking.
Step 5-Now all that is left to do is serve. Garnish with any remaining sprigs of rosemary or thyme if you wish, and that’s it! We think these roast root vegetables are perfect with any meat, but our favourites are roast lamb and roast chicken!
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