Saturday, April 23, 2011

Sautéed Parsnips and Pears

Serves  ~3-4

Scrub well and peel only major blemishes:

1 pound parsnips

Cut into strips about 3 inches long and 1/8 inch in cross section.

Core:

1 pear

Slice pear into narrow sections.

In a medium size wok heat:

2 t olive oil

When the oil is hot add the parsnips and sautee until they are tender and beginning to brown.  If the pear is very crisp/hard, add with the parsnips.  If it is ripe/soft add after parsnips have cooked for 2-3 minutes.
When parsnips are tender add:

1 T maple syrup

Plus optional:
2 T dried cranberries and/or
~15 pecan halves

Stir until the parsnips and pears are well coated with the syrup.

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