I opted for fresh fruit and raw yam bean instead of roasted parsnips, a very healthy option! I used three plums - halved and seeds left in, two garlic cloves - unpeeled - bashed, one star anise, small piece of cinnamon stick and drizzled with olive oil. Roast the plums until soft, cooled. Remove the whole spices, and rub the plums through a sieve into a sauce pan. Add sugar, honey, cider vinegar, mustard and cayenne. Bring to a simmer and cook till thickness you desire. Cool (I chilled it overnight in glass bottle).
Serve the plum sauce in small bowl with desired vegetables (raw or roasted), or fruits! Interesting taste - giving me ideas on another use for this plum sauce!
Parsnips (I used cantaloupe/yam bean) with plum sauce
from pages 118-119 of River Cottage Fruit every day!
This week we are singing Dippity Do Dah!
And we are celebrating dips and spreads!