Watch Cook-In on Wednesdays at 8:30pm on RTÉ One.


Serves 4

  • 200g carrots, cut into batons
  • 200g parsnips, cut into batons
  • 200g sweet potatoes, cut into long wedges
  • 200g Sweet Potato
  • 5 star anise
  • Salt
  • 100ml sherry vinegar
  • 100ml maple syrup


  1. Heat a large, heavy based saucepan and add some oil
  2. Add the carrots in and place on a medium heat, begin to colour all over
  3. Now add the parsnips, sweet potato and the star anise and caramelise until both begin to soften
  4. Add the vinegar and allow to reduce, followed by the maple syrup, allow this to reduce and glaze the veg, finish with some sea salt