The total turnip

Step by step recipe:

  1. 3 min.The total turnip : Photo of step #1
    Cut the leaves off the 5 turnips .
  2. 5 min.The total turnip : Photo of step #2
    Wash leaves well in warm water.
  3. 5 min.The total turnip : Photo of step #3
    Peel turnips.
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    Cut into small sticks, then into small cubes.
  5. 2 min.The total turnip : Photo of step #5
    Boil a pan of water and add 1 chicken stock cube.

    As soon as it comes back to the boil, add turnip cubes, and cook for a minute or two. Turnips should remain a bit crunchy.
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    Once cooked, cool in very cold water, drain and dry them.

    Don't throw the water away, boil it again.
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    Rinse and drain leaves, trim stems to keep only nice leaves.
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    Plunge leaves into boiling water for one minute, stir then remove, and cool them in very cold water.

    Drain and dry leaves on absorbant paper.
  9. 3 min.The total turnip : Photo of step #9
    Chop 1 shallot.

    In a pan, melt 20 g butter.

    When it's really hot, add chopped shallot and 2 cloves garlic "en chemise" (un-peeled), salt and cook 2 or 3 minutes without letting shallot brown.
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    Remove and discard garlic cloves, then add turnip leaves.

    Cook one or two minutes, stirring continously.
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    Add 100 ml liquid cream, over a low heat and allow to thicken slowly uncovered.
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    Pour in a blender and add pepper.
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    And blend until you get a lovely green cream.

    Taste to check seasoning.
  14. 5 min.The total turnip : Photo of step #14
    Reheat diced turnip and ramekins (in microwaves oven for example) and put a layer of diced turnip in each ramekin.
  15. 5 min.The total turnip : Photo of step #15
    Pour on some leaf cream while hot, and decorate with two slices of radish on top. Serve immediately.

Remarks:

If you have turnips with nice leaves, don't keep them too long because the leaves droop quickly .

If you don't have turnips with leaves, you can use spinach instead..

[translator's note: turnip (navet in French) is the French term for a complete flop, e.g. a really bad film. The name is a joke!].

Source:

Home made.

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