This roasted rutabaga recipe is a wonderful addition to your dinner table, the rutabaga is roasted in the oven and then finished with maple syrup to give it a wonderful crunch and sweetness. This is a side dish like no other! Sweet and fragrant with an earthy note, this dish will have guest begging for the recipe. And makes the perfect addition to your Sunday roast or holiday table.
1.5lbrutabaga(about 3 small rutabaga) - see note 1
3tablespoonmaple syrup- see note 2
1tablespoonfresh thyme(for garnish - optional)
Pre-heat the oven to 200ºC/390ºF. Place a roasting tin the oven to heat up.
Peel the swedes and cut them into large chunks.
Place the swedes in a and dress with the olive oil, maple syrup and dried thyme.
Add in a good sprinkle of salt and pepper and toss to combine well.
Spoon the swede into the roasting tin, reserving any dressing that has pooled at the bottom of the bowl.
Roast in the oven, for 25 minutes, then drizzle over the reserved dressing and cook for a further 15-20 minutes until crisp and golden.
Serve with a sprinkling of fresh thyme (Or chives works well too!)
Rutabaga are known as swedes in many parts of the world. Do not confuse them with turnips. Turnips are usually purpley while whilst Rutabagas/Swede are usually a yellowy and brown maybe with hints of red or purple.
Use real maple syrup here, the flavored syrups burn quickly and don't have the depth of flavor you need.