Saturday, July 16, 2011

Ginger-glazed young turnips

1/2 tsp salt
1 bunch young turnips, trimmed
1/4 c. sugar or honey
1/8 c. white vinegar
1-2 tsp freshly grated ginger (or more, to taste)
2 tbsp cornstarch
1/4 c. apple or grape cider
1/2 c. raisins
2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
finely chopped crystallized ginger (optional garnish)

Boil a pot of water with a dash of salt. Add the young turnips. Simmer until tender but not mushy, 10-15 minutes. Remove, cool.
Combine 1/2 c. of cooking water, sugar, vinegar, ginger, and 1/2 tsp salt.
Combine the cornstarch and cider, let stand until dissolved.
Slice turnips.
Simmer the ginger mixture, stirring in the cider mixture, for 2-3 minutes until smooth and thickened. Remove from heat, stir in raisins and turnips and continue to stir for 2 minutes until thick and gravylike. Add a bit more cider if necessary. Let stand for 2 minutes, serve with parsley and crystallized ginger.

Source: Farmer John's Cookbook by John Peterson

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