Traditional and Contemporary Turnip Pairings / Complements (White Turnips)
I've been exploring the more uncommon root vegetables such as Turnips, Swedes (Rutabaga / Yellow Turnips), Parsnips etc but I'm running out of ideas.
What are some classic dishes (traditional or contemporary) that pair Turnips with something else?
I mean other dishes like say: Chinese Style Braised Beef and Turnips. Where the Turnips are somewhat pivotal.
They do seem to pair quite well with Ham - I did a tasty soup with Turnips and a Ham stock (left over from boiling a Ham).
At Chinese Yum Cha (or Dim Sum) in London on the weekend we had a serving of the Turnip cake that was rather good. Turnips mashed and reformed into a slice with a little BBQ Pork or Ham or something in there. and then lightly fried to warm it up.
Very tasty. Does anyone have a recipe?
A lot of the fall/Thanksgiving mags will have loads of root recipes, a lot of glazed and mashed especially. Martha Stewart seems to always have loads of good recipes for the less popular vegetables. I have my eye on this:
I recently made this soup with golden turnips and it was fantastic:
This reminds me I need make some "quick lift" turnip pickles, a vital accompaniment to hummus and falafel.
For parsnips, I just bookmarked this recipe yesterday:
If you are looking for ways to use your turnip greens, this is good: