- KNOW YOUR VEG
its creamy-purple skin and rounded shape swede is
a popular root vegetable. It has an attractive pale
orange-yellow coloured flesh with a bittersweet, mustardy
flavour. Swedes are the traditional accompaniment
to haggis which is eaten in Scotland on Burns night
where they are known as neeps. Over-sized swedes tend
to be woody and tough so choose smaller swedes, with
smooth skin if possible. Avoid any that have damaged
or blemished skin.
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How To Use Swede
is served cooked. Swede can be served mashed or
boiled as a side dish or added to winter stews and
casseroles. It can also be roasted in fat around
a joint of meat.
How To Prepare Swede
and peel swede thickly to remove any tough skin
and roots. Wash and cut into even-sized chunks.
How To Cook Swede
can be boiled or steamed. To boil, bring a pan of
water to the boil and add the chunks of swede, cook
for 15 - 20 minutes or until tender. To steam, place
the prepared chunks in a steamer and cook for 20
- 25 minutes. Serve the cooked swede chunks as pieces
or mash with butter, black pepper and a little nutmeg
How To Store Swede
in the fridge for up to 1 week.
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