Turning Turnips into something special.
I was cooking up a roast dinner over the weekend and noticed the turnips looked in need of spicing up! I made a great quick change to the cooking and developed these wonderful tasty morsels that worked perfectly.
320g Turnips, peeled, topped and tailed and but into quarters
1 tbsp. olive oil
2-3 cloves garlic – peeled and sliced
1/4tsp turmeric powder
1 – 2 large pinches or 1/4tsp salt to taste (I used Maldon’s sea salt)
3-4 turns of the black pepper grinder
1/4 tsp roasted ground cumin powder
1/4 tsp chilli powder (optional)
Pre heat the oven to 200C
1. Par boiling, bring a saucepan of water to the boil and carefully place the turnips into the water. Bring back to the boil and reduce to a medium setting and cook for 9-11minutes – or until the knife can slide straight through the centre of the turnip.
2. Drain the turnips through a sieve and leave them to cool for 5 minutes.
3. Meanwhile, in a frying pan, add the butter and oil and allow to melt on a medium heat setting. Next, add the thinly sliced garlic and allow to turn golden brown around the edges ( the aroma will turn from a raw garlic to a wonderful cooked sweet garlic fragrance).
4. Now add your par boiled turnips and toss into the garlicy buttery oil.
5. Add the remainder of the ingredients turmeric, chilli powder (optional), salt, black pepper and toasted cumin.
6. Mix well and place the ingredients into a tray or oven proof dish and place uncovered into the oven for 20-25 minutes.
7. As you can see from the photograph above, allow the turnips to roast and crisp up to your liking.
Serve immediately with a roast dinner.