Thursday, February 18, 2010

Turnips With White Miso.

I know, just mentioning turnips conjures up images from the Great Depression or implications of eating something nasty for the sake of health. But hopefully by now, you know I won't steer you in that direction. Turns out, turnips are very tasty. They're mild and creamy when cooked. A friend of mine told me how she sautes them in butter and adds a bit of white miso.
I tried it. And it was successful. Even my 1 year old nephew had a bite....and liked it. Plus, turnips are very high in vitamin C, something we all benefit from in the winter cold!

Turnips with White Miso and Kale:

*1 large turnip or two medium sized turnips, peeled and chopped
*1/2 cup sweet onion, sliced thin
*2 Tbsp butter
*2 Tbsp organic white miso paste
*1/2 cup water
*1 bunch green kale, rinsed and chopped
*1 clove garlic, minced

Saute turnips and onion in butter over medium heat. Periodically stir and add splashes of water. Once turnips begin to brown and soften, turn heat to med low. Cook until soft. Add 1 Tbsp miso paste to 1 Tbsp water and mix. Pour over turnips. Remove from heat and transfer to a bowl. In the same pan, heat a touch more butter or olive oil and wilt kale with the garlic, about 1 minute. Repeat mixing 1 Tbsp miso with 1 Tbsp water and pour over kale. Stir and remove from heat. Toss kale with turnips. We had this with broiled salmon served over top.

P.S. If you're not into miso, just saute in butter or olive oil, with garlic, onion sea salt and pepper. Delicious!

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