Pascal’s Turnips

 

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Pascal is a maraîcher or truck gardener.  He grows a lot of lettuce that he sells to both farmers’ markets and supermarkets.  Besides lettuce, he also has turnips, mirabelles and probably some other vegetables and fruits that I haven’t discovered yet.  He gifted me with some very young and tender turnips.  Merci Pascal 🙂

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Coming off an ice cream overdose, Pascal’s gift was timely.  I immediately browned some lardons ,sliced some shallots and considered spinach for a possible iron deficiency 😉

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Turnip Medley

1/2 cup lardons or bacon, diced

1 tbsp butter

2 large shallots, thinly sliced

1 lb young turnips, large dice

Salt and pepper

2 tbsp balsamic vinegar

2 tbsp water

2 cups spinach, coarsely chopped

Brown and crisp the lardons in a large skillet then remove and set aside.  Remove all but 1 tbsp of lardons fat from the skillet and add the butter.  Add the shallots and saute until soft and a little brown, then remove and place with the lardons.  Add the diced turnips to the skillet, season with salt and pepper, then stir and cook until a light brown.

Return the lardons and shallots to the skillet, add the vinegar and water, then cover and steam for about 3 minutes.  Add the spinach and saute until just wilted.

 

 

 

 

 

 

About cookinginsens

An American living in Burgundy, France
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18 Responses to Pascal’s Turnips

  1. Tasty looking little bits! Will surely try this recipe. Thanks, Pascal, for the inspiration!

  2. Cynthia says:

    I can’t wait to try this one. 😉

  3. I love turnips but Big Man doesn’t really “get” them 😦 Think it’s a Spanish thing!

  4. Abuela says:

    Whew! Just read your entire blog to find out why anyone would move from France to Pa. Now I know. Born and raised in Pa, I got out as soon as I could and only go back to visit family and friends. Try to buy a bottle of wine to take to friends’ dinner after 6 or on a Sunday!

  5. Mad Dog says:

    Turnips are quite sweet – I bet you could make ice cream with them 😉

  6. Conor Bofin says:

    Lovely simple dish Rosemary.

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