Roast Vegetable Mega Mix
Roast Vegetable Mega Mix
Dig into this quick and easy healthy dish by Jamie Oliver from Jamie's Family Christmas.
  • Difficulty Level Easy
  • Technique Roasting
  • Preparation Time 45 minutes
  • Cooking Time 2 hours
  • Yield 6 - 8 servings
  • Olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground Black pepper
  • 500 grams Carrots, peeled
  • Juice from 1 Clementine, squeezed halves reserved
  • A couple of sprigs of fresh Rosemary, leaves picked
  • 2 bulbs of Fennel, peeled and quartered
  • A few sprigs of fresh Thyme, leaves picked
  • Juice of ½ a Lemon
  • 400 grams Parsnips, peeled
  • 1 lug of White wine vinegar
  • A couple of sprigs of fresh Sage, leaves picked and torn
  • A small teaspoon of Honey
  • 350 grams Beets, larger ones cut into chunks
  • A good couple of lugs of Balsamic vinegar
  • A few sprigs of fresh Oregano or Marjoram (if you can get it)
  • 350 grams baby Turnips
  • A couple of good lugs of Red wine vinegar
  • 5 fresh Bay leaves
  1. If any of your carrots, parsnips or turnips are particularly big, chop them in half. You can parboil all your veg together, except for the beets, as they’ll turn everything else red! The beets also take quite a bit longer to cook, around 20 to 25 minutes. Put the rest of the vegetables into a large pot, cover with cold water and season well. Bring to the boil and cook for about 6 to 7 minutes until you’ve got part-cooked, softened bendy vegetables, and then drain in a colander and leave to steam dry.
  2. Get yourself a small tray, and use it to mix up each set of vegetables with their own gorgeous flavours, a few good lugs of oil and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Toss the carrots, clementines and rosemary together first and move them to a larger roasting tray so they’re all together. Then mix your fennel with its flavours and do the same... When you get to the parsnips, keep the honey back for later. Make sure each group of veg is separate in the roasting tray. Cover the tray with tin foil and keep in the fridge or the garage until your turkey is out of the oven and resting
  3. When you are ready to cook them, preheat your oven to 190ºC/375ºF/gas 5. Roast the vegetables in the hot oven for 50 minutes to 1 hour until they are golden, crispy and beautiful looking. Five minutes before they are ready to come out of the oven take the tray out, drizzle the honey over the parsnips and jiggle the tray so they are nicely coated. Pile all the veg up on a platter so they sprawl and hang all over the place. That platter is like winter in a nutshell, and every single mouthful will taste different and exciting – you’ll definitely want to keep it close to you at the table

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