Roast caraway turnips and turnip tops

Roast caraway turnips and turnip tops

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From
The Natural Cook
Serves
4
Photographer
Laura Edwards

Turnips are so neglected; the roots are sweet, peppery and delicious. Roasting is a good way to go with turnips, as it brings out their sweetness. This could accompany any meal, from a roast to a meze of salads.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
300g turnips
1 teaspoon caraway seeds
1 teaspoon cumin seeds
light olive oil

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 180°C. Wash the turnips, then remove any leaves and set aside. Cut the turnips into wedges about 2 cm thick. Lay them on a baking tray, season with salt and pepper and the caraway and cumin seeds and drizzle with the oil, then toss to cover them evenly. Put into the oven for 20 minutes, give them a turn, then return to the oven for another 20 minutes. They are ready when they have some colour and are tender when pierced with a knife. Wilt any turnip tops in a frying pan with a drizzle more olive oil and a little seasoning for a couple of minutes. Stir them into the roast turnips and serve.

Variations

  • Turnips with nuts, yogurt and parsley: If you have any leftover roast caraway turnips and turnip tops, make this amazing salad. Mix in a generous pinch of chopped flat-leaf parsley and a spoon or two of natural live yogurt, enough to coat the turnips. Crush 2 tablespoons of nuts – walnuts, almonds or hazelnuts will do – and sprinkle on top.

    Roast turnips with parmesan: Make 1 quantity roast caraway turnips and turnip tops. When they are ready, put them in an ovenproof dish, sprinkle with 50 g grated parmesan and return to the oven for five minutes to melt the cheese. Serve hot as part of a veggie meal, or with chicken or fish if you like. Serves 4 as a side dish.

Storage

  • This dish will keep in a sealed container in the fridge for five days. Reheat in an oven preheated to 180°C until hot right through.
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