CSA Week 3: Mashed Turnips

CSA Week 3 Bounty:

  • 3 turnips
  • 1 bunch scallions
  • 2 garlic scapes
  • 1 bunch radishes
  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 bag baby lettuce
  • some snap peas

These are some of the usual stuff that I received last year in my CSA share, so I’ve posted lots of recipes with these veggies, but mashed turnips never get old. I used the garlic scapes to make some pesto. I always sauté kale in bacon fat, and I’ve made roasted radishes on several occasions. Roasting them really changes the flavor, and you should try it.

Back to the turnips. I use them like potatoes! I peel them and chop them into uniform sizes and boil in homemade chicken stock until all the stock is absorbed. (Put in just enough stock to cover the turnips.) Once they are tender and full of stock, I put in enough butter to make them creamy when I mash them. Add salt and pepper. Feel free to mix with other root veggies like parsnips or potatoes!turnips

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