Parsnip and Red Pepper in Lemon Butter

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The above pictured preparation was a side dish I put together as a side for steak. I most commonly roast parsnips and glaze them with a little butter but, on this occasion, I decided to use parsnip batons in a melange with red bell pepper and some onion. I would have liked to use a splash of sherry here but I didn’t have any and the improvisation with lemon butter worked very nicely…

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Here you can see how I cut the vegetables.

 

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I first browned the parsnip batons in a little oil as they take a bit longer to cook than the other veggies. You can do this step well ahed of cooking time, which is what I did.

 

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For the final cooking, first saute the pepper in a little oil until just softened a bit.

 

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Now add the parsnip and onion at the same time and saute just until the onion is slightly translucent.

 

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Finally, season with a little salt and pepper, add a tablespoon or two of butter and a good few squirts of lemon juice along with a little chopped parsley. Serve with a little more parsley scattered over top…

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