Baby white turnips
- thunderbug84 May 19, 2009 05:34 PM
I just bought some beautiful local baby white turnips. What is the best way to use them when they are so fresh and young? Also, can I use the greens in anything (fyi- i do have a juicer if the greens can be juiced). Thanks!
sliced raw in salad, or tossed in butter s+p in a fry pan...yum
I don't care for regular turnips, but the golf-ball-sized-and-smaller japanese ones are great
I stir fry the greens, but I don't see why you couldn't juice them.
Yes, the greens are great pickled, stir-fried, or cooked in with other dishes! I usually pickle the turnips when they're new and fresh--my favorite is just a quick pickle (salt, let sit ~60mins, rinse, drain & press out some liquid), tossed with some citrus peel, mashed up pickled plum (umeboshi), or flavored vinegar, and maybe a dash of sugar or honey.
A couple nice ideas for the greens can be found here:
the white turnips are great raw or in salads-- can be used any way you'd use daikon or radishes. greens can be used blanched or sauteed or in salads