Roasted Roots with Herbs
This is a winner for entertaining, not least because all the vegetables can be cooked together with little or no attention.
This can also be prepared 2-3 days before, tossed in oil and herbs and kept in a polythene bag in the fridge.
The Delia Online Cookery School: Another lovely winter vegetable is cauliflower, and you can watch how to cook them in our video. Just press the recipe image to play.
This recipe is from Delia's Happy Christmas. Serves 4
First scrub the carrots and parsnips, dry them well and place them in a large bowl with all the other prepared vegetables.
Now add the crushed garlic, olive oil and mixed herbs, then using your hands, mix well to make sure they all have a good coating of the oil. You can leave them like this covered with clingfilm for up to 2 hours until you are ready to cook them - in which case the oil will have nicely absorbed the flavour of the garlic and herbs.
Then arrange them on the baking tray, sprinkle with salt and a good grinding of black pepper and cook in the pre-heated oven on a high shelf for 35-40 minutes or until they are cooked through.
Preheat the oven to gas mark 9, 240 C
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You will also need a solid baking tray 16 x 12 inches (40 x 30 cm)