Pan-Roasted Carrots and Parsnips with Smoked Paprika

May 16, 2013 | Filed Under Spices, Vegetables 

The title is pan-roasted carrots and parsnips, but you can see from the photo that I added a tad bit more oil in the pan.  So, the first time I made this dish, it was more like fried, instead of pan-roasted.  However, this vegetables still turned out very well.  Very delicious.

It’s the second time I prepared parsnips.  I liked it.  I appreciated the combination of the carrots and parsnips.  I also liked the way the paprika enhanced the taste.  I didn’t have "smoked" paprika and used what I had on hand "regular" paprika.  I think it tasted just fine.

I’ve made the pan-roasted carrots and parsnips, several more times.   Of course, I’ve used less oil.  It’s been perfect!



PanRoasted Carrots and Parsnips with Smoked Paprika
as seen on lattes and leggings


serves 4

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon butter
2 medium carrots, peeled and thinly sliced lengthwise
2 medium parsnips, peeled and thinly sliced lengthwise
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon poppy seeds
1 tablespoon smoked paprika (such as Safinter)
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley

In a cast iron skillet or large saute pan, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the carrots and parsnips. Season with salt and pepper and stir to coat the veggies in the oil and butter. Add the poppy seeds and saute for about 7 to 9 minutes, stirring occasionally until veggies cook down and parsnips turn golden. (Add more olive oil if the veggies start to brown too quickly). Add the paprika and stir to coat the veggies. Add the vinegar and cook for 2 to 3 minutes until evaporated and veggies are tender. Remove the skillet from the heat. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Sprinkle with parsley and serve



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4 Responses to “Pan-Roasted Carrots and Parsnips with Smoked Paprika”

  1. A delicious combination!



  2. Hi Rosa: Yes, it really is a delicious combination. :-)

  3. I like parsnips too. I even tried growing them, but was not very successful. And I made carrots for dinner too — roasted. I like the idea of seasoning them with paprika. Have a great weekend.

  4. Hi Simona: I’m impressed that you tried to grow parsnips. That’s too bad it was an unsuccessful attempt. I love roasted carrots. I have a feeling your had a very nice dinner (as always). The paprika made a noticable difference in the taste. :)


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