Honey and mustard-roasted salsify with bacon

6
40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 600g of salsify root
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 50g of butter
  • olive oil
  • 1 tsp wholegrain mustard
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 5 rashers of smoked streaky bacon
  • salt

Method

1
Preheat the oven to 180°C/gas mark 4.
2
Peel the salsify, trim the ends and immediately place into a bowl of water with the lemon juiced into it. This will stop the salsify turning brown
3
Take a large non-stick frying pan and halve any salsify batons which don’t fit. Place the pan over a high heat and add a splash of oil
4
Add the salsify batons – you may need to cook in batches depending on the size of your pan. Turn occasionally until evenly coloured, then turn the heat down to medium and add the butter. Once the butter is foaming, continuously baste the batons
5
Continue to cook and baste the salsify for 5 minutes until golden and cooked al dente, then stir the mustard and honey into the butter and baste to coat again
6
Transfer the salsify to a tray with the rashers of bacon. Pour the leftover brown butter over the batons and roast in the oven for 10-15 minutes or until the bacon is nice and crispy