What do I do with turnips? Cooking Bees – I need ideas!

posted 3 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

Get some sweet potatoes and spinach, boil them up together and make a mash! Then make these bad boys:

http://allrecipes.com/recipe/honey-garlic-moose-meatballs/

But with veggie mince if you can get it? I know you can get Quorn mince over here, which is veggie. It’s the sauce that does most of the work really, but it goes AMAZING with that mash.

(although we usually use Swede and Sweet potato, turnip will easily do the trick – adding a bit of carrot might be good too, although I’ve not tried those)

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

I like them mashed, or roasted. Any veggie is good roasted!

Post # 5
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - UK

@StL.Ashley:  Any veggie is good roasted!



Never was a truer word said. Roasted with rosemary, quartered red onion or shallots, ooh and parsnip!

 

I can’t wait for the weather to cool down so I can start doing roasts again.

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Buzzing Beekeeper
Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Yeah I mix them with potatoes and roast them, or put them into a recipes of potato gratin for a slightly different flavor.

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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

Sorry double post!

Post # 9
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014 - British Columbia

Turnip! I’ve shredded them with a food processor and put them in spring-rolls. For the spring roll sheets, I just bought them frozen, making sure that I cover any unused ones with a wet tea-towel. The spring-roll pastry sticks best with just egg-white.

Here was the exact Southeast Asian recipe (Nonya Poh piah) I used many years ago. I couldn’t keep up making while my guests were eating it! I omited bamboo shoot. The turnip and carrots were what made the spring roll! (I added mushrooms)

http://www.makantime.com/indexsnacksnsuch.html

Now if I were to make it again, I’d probably prepare it in the non-traditional spring roll sense. Just wash lettuce leafs (as wraps). Serve up various pre-prepared ingredients. Your DH could add meat to his leaf wraps.

 

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

Turnips make an excellent addition to mashed potatoes! It adds a little kick and dimension.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

I only ever use them in soups. I think the trick is hiding them in meals! Maybe try roasting then pureeing them, and adding the paste to pasta sauce/chilli/burrito mix?

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