For such a simple recipe, you won’t believe how good these miso-glazed turnips are. Turnips are root vegetables that are high in Vitamin C. Miso is a fermented soybean paste full of protein, vitamins, and minerals. It has a wonderful sweet/salty flavor that enhances many dishes. Try adding some to your homemade salad dressing.
Yield: 4 servings
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
- 1 1/2 pounds small turnips, trimmed, scrubbed, cut into 1″ wedges
- 2 tablespoons white miso
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (or clarified butter)
- 2 teaspoons honey
- Sea salt, freshly ground pepper
- 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
- Combine turnips, miso, butter, and honey in a skillet, then add water just to cover vegetables. Season with salt and pepper.
- Bring to a boil over medium-high heat and cook turnips, turning occasionally, until they are tender and liquid is evaporated, 15–20 minutes.
- Once all the liquid has cooked off, keep cooking turnips, tossing occasionally, until they are golden brown and caramelized and the sauce thickens and glazes the vegetables, about 5 minutes longer.
- Add lemon juice and a splash of water to pan and swirl to coat turnips. Season with salt and pepper.
Note: I often make this dish with carrots and/or parsnips, in addition to the turnips.
Adapted from Bon Appetit