The key to tender parsnips is removing the fibrous core. It’s simple to do once the parsnips are quartered; just slice away the tough center of each piece. Barberries offer a punchy sourness to these earthy, sweetly spiced parsnips. Substitute unsweetened dried cranberries or cherries if barberries are unavailable.
Urfa biber is a ground dried Turkish chile pepper with smoky heat and a raisin-like flavor. You can purchase it at burlapandbarrel.com.