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have a subtle peppery flavour and a purple or green
tinged creamy white skin. Baby turnips have particularly
tender flesh with a sweetish, delicate flavour. Choose
turnips that have smooth, unbruised skins and feel
heavy for their size.
How To Use Turnips
can be served as an accompanying vegetable or included
in stews. They can also be made into soup, mashed
or puréed. Mini turnips are served raw or
cooked. Grate raw mini turnips and include in salads
or slice thinly and drizzle with French dressing
How To Prepare Turnips
and wash turnips and cut into even-sized pieces.
Mini turnips do not need peeling before cooking,
simply wash and trim the tops if cooking whole.
Alternatively, cut into even-sized pieces before
How To Cook Turnips
can be boiled or steamed. To boil or steam, cook
for 15 - 20 minutes or until tender. Mini turnips
can be boiled whole or chopped and steamed or roasted.
To boil, bring a pan of water to the boil and cook
whole mini turnips for 20 - 30 minutes or until
tender. Coat in melted butter or cheese sauce to
serve. To roast chopped turnip, preheat the oven
to 200°C, gas mark 6. Par-boil prepared turnip
chunks for 5 minutes in boiling salted water. Add
150 ml olive oil to a roasting tin and preheat in
the oven for 5 minutes. Add the drained turnip to
the tin and coat in the oil. Roast for 30 - 45 minutes,
basting occasionally with the oil, until crunchy
and golden brown.
How To Store Turnips
in a cool, dry, dark place for up to 1 week.
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