Sunday, October 5, 2014

Roast Turnips and Greens!

I saw the most beautiful bunch of turnips at the Farmers Market and I knew I had to work them into a dinner soon. Here are two recipes-one for the turnips and one for their delicious green tops!

Roast Turnips

Wash and cut the turnips into medium chunks. Toss with olive oil, salt and pepper. Roast at 375 for an hour, stirring a few times. Before serving I like to toss the turnips with a little melted butter,  a splash of maple syrup, a squeeze of lemon and some red pepper.

What I really loved was cooking up the tops. Turnip greens are so good. Slice them up and wash well. Then put them in a pot of water and boil for 20 minutes, drain. In pan, sauté 1/2 chopped onion, 2 cloves minced garlic with 1/2 t cayenne pepper. Add 1 1/2 cups chopped fresh tomatoes, stir. Add the greens and 1 cup chicken broth, bring to a boil, then cover and simmer 15 minutes. Taste and add salt to taste. These are GOOD!!

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