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The total turnip

The total turnip

The whole turnip goes into this recipe, in which ramekins are filled with both the root vegetable and its leaves.

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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 6 people, you will need:

How long does it take?

PreparationCookingStart to finish
44 min.13 min.57 min.
Preservation: 1 or 2 days in the fridge, folded in a plastic film
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Step by step recipe

1 The total turnip : Photo of step #1Cut the leaves off the 5 turnips . 3 min.
2 The total turnip : Photo of step #2Wash leaves well in warm water. 5 min.
3 The total turnip : Photo of step #3Peel turnips. 5 min.
4 The total turnip : Photo of step #4Cut into small sticks, then into small cubes. 10 min.
5 The total turnip : Photo of step #5Boil 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.
2 min.
6 The total turnip : Photo of step #6Once cooked, cool in very cold water, drain and dry them.

Don't throw the water away, boil it again.
2 min.
7 The total turnip : Photo of step #7Rinse and drain leaves, trim stems to keep only nice leaves. 5 min.
8 The total turnip : Photo of step #8Plunge leaves into boiling water for one minute, stir then remove, and cool them in very cold water.

Drain and dry leaves on absorbant paper.
1 min.
9 The total turnip : Photo of step #9Chop 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.
3 min.
10 The total turnip : Photo of step #10Remove and discard garlic cloves, then add turnip leaves.

Cook one or two minutes, stirring continously.
2 min.
11 The total turnip : Photo of step #11Add 100 ml liquid cream, over a low heat and allow to thicken slowly uncovered. 5 min.
12 The total turnip : Photo of step #12Pour in a blender and add pepper. 1 min.
13 The total turnip : Photo of step #13And blend until you get a lovely green cream.

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

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!].

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
6429 gr46 gr47 gr
32 %4 %4 %7 %
Per 100 g
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
1011 gr7 gr7 gr
5 %1 %1 %1 %
Per person
CaloriesProteins CarbohydratesFats
1061 gr7 gr7 gr
5 %1 %1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories by day for a woman (change to a man).

How much will it cost?

For 6 people : 1.61 €
Per person : 0.27 €

Note : These prices are only approximate.

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Source: Home made.
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