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.
265,9844.1/5 for 20 ratings
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Last modified on: February 21th 2011

For 6 people, you will need:

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PreparationCookingStart to finish
44 min.13 min.57 min.
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Keeping:

1 or 2 days in the fridge, folded in a plastic film.

Step by step recipe


Stage 1 - 3 min.
The total turnip : Photo of step #1
Cut the leaves off the 5 turnips .

Stage 2 - 5 min.
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Wash leaves well in warm water.

Stage 3 - 5 min.
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Peel turnips.

Stage 4 - 10 min.
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Cut into small sticks, then into small cubes.

Stage 5 - 2 min.
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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.

Stage 6 - 2 min.
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Once cooked, cool in very cold water, drain and dry them.

Don't throw the water away, boil it again.

Stage 7 - 5 min.
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Rinse and drain leaves, trim stems to keep only nice leaves.

Stage 8 - 1 min.
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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.

Stage 9 - 3 min.
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Chop 1 shallot.

In a pan, melt 0.7 oz 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.

Stage 10 - 2 min.
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Remove and discard garlic cloves, then add turnip leaves.

Cook one or two minutes, stirring continously.

Stage 11 - 5 min.
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Add 3.5 oz liquid cream, over a low heat and allow to thicken slowly uncovered.

Stage 12 - 1 min.
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Pour in a blender and add pepper.

Stage 13 - 3 min.
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And blend until you get a lovely green cream.

Taste to check seasoning.

Stage 14 - 5 min.
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Reheat diced turnip and ramekins (in microwaves oven for example) and put a layer of diced turnip in each ramekin.

Stage 15 - 5 min.
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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!].

Nutritional information

Whole recipe
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
642 Kcal or 2,688 Kj9 gr46 gr47 gr
32 %4 %4 %7 %
Per 100 g
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
101 Kcal or 423 Kj1 gr7 gr7 gr
5 %1 %1 %1 %
Per person
Energetic valueProteins CarbohydratesFats
107 Kcal or 448 Kj2 gr8 gr8 gr
5 %1 %1 %1 %
% are calculated relative to a Recommended Dietary Intake or RDI of 2000 k-calories or 8400 k-joules by day for a woman (change to a man).

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Source

Home made.

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