Prep 5 mins
Cook 40 mins
Kind of a homey recipe that dresses up the ol' turnip a bit, a recipe that comes from the 500 ALL-TIME GREAT RECIPES cookbook, a gift from my partner in the current Cookbook Swap!
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 tablespoon oil
- 1 small shallot, finely chopped
- 1 lb turnip, small, quartered
- 1 1⁄4 cups orange juice, freshly squeezed
- 1⁄4 teaspoon salt (more or less)
- 1⁄8 teaspoon pepper (more or less)
- 1 orange, zest of, slivered
- Heat butter & oil in saucepan & cook shallot gently, stirring occasionally, until soft but not colored, about 3 minutes.
- Add turnips to shallot & continue heating.
- Shake pan frequently until turnips start to absorb butter & oil, about 7 minutes.
- Pour orange juice onto turnips, then simmer gently for about 30 minutes, until turnips are tender & OJ is reduced to a buttery sauce.
- Season with salt & pepper, if required.
- Serve hot, garnished with thin slivers of orange zest.
There is nothing lowly about these turnips! I got some lovely red ones (looked like giant radishes) and regular ones at the farmer's market. These are just fantastic. WONDERFUL flavor. I am so happy I tagged this!
This recipe brings the lowly turnip to new heights. Wonderful color and flavor. I like turnips any way but this really gives them a very special flavor Thanks Sidney I am so glad I chose you in the cameraless chef game