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 curlygrl
Joined: 11/8/2006
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I saw parsnips at my produce store today.

I would like to try them but I am not sure.

What do they taste like and what can I do with them.

Thanks for helping me out. I really dont know what they are and I
would really like to try something different but I want to first see
what you guys have to say.
 LiliMarleen
Joined: 5/24/2009
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Posted: 1/26/2010 4:49:25 PM
Parsnips are parsley roots. They have a delicate taste, reminiscent of . . . parsley, but not too strong. They're a little bit like very young, fresh, turnips. I would cook them in a little salted water, drain them well, and puree them with butter.
 Belle Requin
Joined: 2/17/2007
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Posted: 1/26/2010 6:03:33 PM
ick. I hate parsnips. To me, they taste like dirty wood.
 curlygrl
Joined: 11/8/2006
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Posted: 1/27/2010 2:19:12 PM
Ladies and Turk - thank you so very very much.

I bought a bag of them. Im going to try them.

Im not sure about how I am going to make them yet but all your
suggestions are wonderful.

Maybe roasting with garlic - Turk thanks alot.

SS - ALWAYS a pleasure seeing you!!!
 TooShadows
Joined: 9/26/2008
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Posted: 1/27/2010 7:16:15 PM
To me they are very much like carrots. I use them wherever I'd use carrots,like soup or stew,or just boiled,steamed,roasted,or whatever.
 arwen52
Joined: 3/13/2008
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Posted: 1/27/2010 7:17:59 PM
They are like a mild carrot. I used them in soups & stews, love them. I also had them roasted with some other root vegetables once. My friend made up a mixture of brown sugar and mustard (sounds weird but it was good) and a little oil, tossed the cut up root vegetables in it to coat, and roasted them at 400°F til soft.
 Liz463
Joined: 5/29/2009
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Posted: 1/30/2010 5:48:40 AM
I cut them in chunks and add to a roast when I'm cooking a roast. When you add the potatoes, carrots, onions add in a few chunks of parsnips too.

I also add to soups where I have lots of other vegetables and roast them when I'm roasting other veggies. I haven't ever eaten just parsnips as a side dish. I usually mix them in with other vegetables. I hadn't thought to try with fennel, I may try that too.

Hint: They keep a long time so you can experiment with different dishes you already make. Only thing I haven't liked was when I combined with Barley in a soup. The barley and parsnips flavors didn't combine well - at least for my taste buds.
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