Maple & Sesame Roasted Parsnips

I really don't think we celebrate the brilliant British parsnip in the way that it deserves. They are so sweet at this time of year, the secret is waiting until a good frost or may be even a bit of snow has gotten to them.

This simple side dish will jazz up any roast dinner and last night we had it with some pork chops, it's a really versatile recipe.

Ingredients (serves 2 as a side)
3 parsnips
1 tbsp maple syrup
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp sesame seeds

Cut the parsnips into quarters length ways.
Grease a ceramic dish with the sesame oil.
Place the parsnips in the dish and brush the maple syrup over the parsnips.
Bake in the oven at a medium heat (around 180c) for 10 minutes then sprinkle with the sesame seeds
Return to the oven for a further 10 minutes.

I'd like to make a feature of simple side dishes like these. So do let me know if you give the recipe a go.