Parsnip and Pear Mash

, from Issue #31. September, 2015
Photography by Aaron McLean.
Parsnip and Pear Mash

Serves: 4


750 grams parsnips
1 ripe pear
2 tablespoons wholegrain mustard
good knob of butter
grating of fresh nutmeg
1/3 cup cream, hot
½ cup milk, hot
sea salt and freshly ground pepper


Serve with Crisp Roasted Pork Hocks with Caramelised Onion Gravy.

Peel and slice the parsnips and pear. Cook in boiling salted water until the parsnips are tender. Drain well and tip back into the saucepan. Place over a low heat for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to drive off excess moisture. Both the parsnips and pears have high water content. Tip into a food processor, add the remaining ingredients and process until smooth. Season well. The mash can be made 1 day ahead. Reheat to serve.