Recipe – Abel and Cole’s Spiced Roasted Swede and Onion

It was cold and it was snowing.  The conditions were not the norm at the London Farmers’ Market so I acted out of the norm buying several items I never even glance at twice.  One of those was swede.  Once I got it home, knowing I had never cooked one…minor detail, I turned to Abel and Cole who know all to well how to cook swede.  They have several recipes that sound delicious on the website.  I chose the Spiced Roasted Swede and Onion because it sounded like it would go nicely with the Tandoori Leg of Lamb.

Swede 3

The swede was delicious and so easy!  The garlic cloves were a nice touch because they roasted and caramelised in their wrappers.

Swede 1

Abel and Cole says it is “Lovely with a Sunday roast. You can blitz up the leftovers with some stock to make soup!”  There was none left or I would have tried that.

Serves 6‐8

  • 50ml olive oil
  • 1 swede, peel and cut into 3cm cubes
  • 2 onions, peeled and quartered
  • 1/2 tsp mixed spice
  • 6 garlic cloves

Preheat oven to 180°C. Heat the olive oil in a roasting tin for 2 minutes. Add the onions, swede, whole garlic cloves and spice,, turning to coat well.

Swede 2

Roast for 1 hour, turning a couple of times, until swede is tender and has browned a bit. Keep an eye on the onions to make sure they don’t cook faster than the swede. Transfer to a serving dish and serve, with a touch of salt, if it takes your fancy.

Steamy Swede

Steamy Swede

Note: I used about half of the olive oil and added a touch of water to keep the veg from drying out.  For the mixed spiced, I used ground all spice.

Thanks, Abel and Cole!



Filed under Farmers'/Food Markets, Recipes

7 responses to “Recipe – Abel and Cole’s Spiced Roasted Swede and Onion

  1. I’ve cooked swede in slices before in a little oil and those were delicious. Had never thought of using mixed spice, though. Must try it!

  2. Uncle Scot

    Looks tasty .Is it anything like rutabaga ?

  3. Mmm looks great. Swede is also really tasted mashed with lots of butter and pepper!

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