Cardamom is a widely used spice in Sweden and is used quite a lot particularly in baking. Roast vegetables and cardamom are a wonderful combination and with a little drizzle of honey these are the perfect accompaniment to any Christmas dinner.
4 large carrots, peeled and roughly chopped
4 large parsnips, peeled and roughly chopped
1 teaspoon of ground cardamom
2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of butter
2 tablespoons of honey
sea salt and ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 200˚C.
Place the carrots and parsnips in a roasting tray and drizzle with a little olive oil and sprinkle with sea salt and ground black pepper.
Place in the oven to cook for 30 minutes. Remove from the oven, give a little shake and dot with little knobs of butter and drizzle with honey and sprinkle over the cardamom.
Place back in the oven for a further 15-20 minutes until tender and caramelised.
Serve straight away.