This lovely side dish leans to the sweet side, making it a brilliant pairing for pork. Use slightly firm pears for the best texture.
Combine parsnips and water in a nonstick skillet over medium-high; bring to a simmer. Cover, and cook 2 minutes or until water evaporates.
Uncover; stir in olive oil, pear, thyme, and salt. Cook 3 minutes or until parsnips are browned and tender. Remove from heat. Combine mustard and vinegar; stir into parsnip mixture.