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spicing turnips

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what seasonings go well with turnips? i'm steaming them. there's a bitter bite to them that i want to mask a bit. i love penzy's so i'll take a rec if there's anything by them that would coordinate well.

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  1. Generally, whether I'm either steaming turnips or roasting them I just use Kosher salt and freshly ground Tellicherry pepper and EVolive oil. I'm thinking though, that a sprinkle of either garam masala or 5 spice powder might be tasty. Both are available from Penzey's.

    1. I coat them with olive oil and sprinkle with salt, pepper, and garlic. Then roast them in a hot oven (400-450). They turn out great as the high heat seems to sweeten them a bit.

      1. I toss them with olive oil lots of fresh thyme and roast them in a hot oven as well - tossing them several times in the roasting then in the last 10 mins I drizzle them with some pure maple syrup - about 3 tbsps? it's the only way my husband will eat them - also yummy for parsnips.

        1. I always roast turnips, I think it really improves the taste. Coated with olive oil and tossed with pepper works best (I salt later-everyone seems to like a different amount of salt). Make sure you don't cook them for too long, mushy turnips are so dissappointing to me...

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          1. re: ark1118

            Roast 'em! Turnips, parsnips, rutabagas all are lovely roasted with olive oil, salt, and fresh cracked pepper.