Roast Salsify with Ginger, Lemon, Honey & Butter

Recipes Salsify

Roast Salsify with Ginger, Lemon, Honey & Butter

Salsify needs long, slow cooking to achieve softeness and caramelisation.


1 lb salsify, peeled weight

4 oz piece of young ginger

Zest of 1 lemon

1/2 tsp salt

1/2 tsp mustard powder

2 tbsp light oil

1 oz butter

1 tbsp honey


Cut the salsify into 3 inch pieces and steam until they are beginning to soften a little. Meanwhile, peel the ginger and cut it into fine ribbons using a vegetable peeler. Take the zest off the lemon and combine all the ingredients except the butter and honey in a large bowl. Place in an oven-proof dish, cover with foil and bake on gas mark 3 for one hour. Remove the foil, turn the oven up to gas mark 4 and cook for a further 40 mins, turning once half way through. Finally, turn the butter and the honey through the salsify, coating all the pieces, and return to the oven for ten mins or until the salsify has caramelised.

Serves 4 -6 as part of a roast meal.