These turnips came in my CSA box, and I had no idea what to do with them. Of course I turned to How To Cook Everything, my favorite cookbook ever.
This dish helped me work toward two of my 101 in 1001 goals! I have never had turnips before (or I don’t remember having them) and it was a recipe out of one of my cookbooks. Why did I wait so long to eat turnips? I really like them! They are so pretty too.
Braised Turnips with Mustard Sauce
adapted from Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 lb turnips, cut into slices (I like slices better than cubes)
salt and pepper
3/4 cup vegetable stock
1 Tbsp whole grain mustard
Heat olive oil over medium heat in a medium skillet. Add turnips, sprinkle with salt and pepper, stirring frequently to let all sides brown. Pour in veggie stock, cover, reduce heat to low, and let simmer for 10-15 min, or until turnips are tender (I like mine very tender so I do closer to 20-25 minutes). Add mustard about halfway through, taste and add more to taste, as that’s why I always do. Serve warm.
If you want to make this really delicious, replace part of the vegetable stock with cream. I did that once, and it was delicious.
How do you eat turnips?