Sticky maple roots

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Car­rots and parsnips are must-haves at Christ­mas din­ner. Herby and slightly caramelised, th­ese ones will go down a treat.

SERVES 8 PREP 10 mins COOK 30 mins EASY V

4 large car­rots, cut into thick ba­tons 3 parsnips, cut into thick ba­tons 40g but­ter 1 star anise few thyme sprigs 3 tbsp maple syrup

1 Tip the vegeta­bles into a large pan with the but­ter, star anise, thyme, maple syrup and 250ml wa­ter. Sea­son with salt, then cover and boil for 10-15 mins un­til the wa­ter has evap­o­rated and the vegeta­bles are ten­der. Turn down the heat and cook un­til the car­rots and parsnips are start­ing to caramelise and turn a light golden brown. Shake the pan gen­tly to cover the veg in the sticky syrup, then sea­son with cracked black pep­per and serve.

GOOD TO KNOW 1 of 5-a-day • gluten free

PER SERV­ING 119 kcals • fat 5g • sat­u­rates 3g • carbs 15g • sug­ars 10g • fi­bre 5g • pro­tein 1g • salt 0.1g

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