Turnips/Rutabaga Simmered in Date Syrup (Maye' Al-Shalgham)

Recipe by UmmBinat
READY IN: 45mins
SERVES: 2
YIELD: 2
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
  • 1
    lb small turnip (by small I mean not the huge rutabagas, they are also called swedes in some European countries)
  • 4
    tablespoons date molasses, I like to add more to taste (also called date syrup or dibis tamar in Arabic, found in Middle Eastern stores)
  • sea salt, to taste
  • water, to cover
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DIRECTIONS

  • Peel turnips and cut into thick wedges and then slice into each wedge sideways but not all the way through. (I say sideways yet you may not understand what I mean by that but I don't know the word for it!? Not vertical, not horizontal) This will be to let the date syrup soak in better.
  • Put them all in a medium pot, add date syrup and cover slightly with cold water.
  • Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer for about 30-45 minutes depending on turnips age.
  • Serve warm, sprinkled with a dash of sea salt if wished.
  • If not eating right away see note in introduction.
  • Enjoy!
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