|Roasted vegetables wrapped in bacon|
The perfect side order to Christmas Dinner
The main part of this dish can be made well in advance and kept in the fridge overnight.
Roast vegetable and bacon bundles
( Makes 8 bundles )
6 parsnips cut into thick batons
6 carrots cut into thick batons
I tablespoon of honey or maple syrup
4 tablespoons sherry vinegar
small bunch of thyme
8 thin slices Presunto Serrano or streaky bacon
Heat the oven to200C /fan 180C /gas 6.
Simmer the vegetables until al dente about 5 to 6 minutes
Drain, then toss in a pan over a low heat with the honey and sherry vinegar
until glazed and caramelised.Season.
( Up to this stage can be made and stored in the fridge oivernight )
Make up into bundles, add a sprig or two of thyme to each bundle
and wrap with the ham or bacon.
Lay the bundles on a baking tray, brush with olive oil and roast for 20 minutes.