Turnips come out of hiding during this time of year and especially for Thanksgiving on our dinner tables. While the smell and flavor of turnips are pungent and turn many off from trying them, the taste becomes dramatically mild after the cooking process. Maple-Sage Glazed Turnips satisfy a sweet craving and with only 68 calories per serving, you can rest easy knowing you're serving your family a healthy side.
Selecting: A good turnip will be smooth and heavy for its size. If it comes with greens attached, remove the greens before storing in the refrigerator. The greens are edible and should be stored in a plastic bag in the refrigerator for up to three days; they resemble mustard greens in flavor.
- 1 pound small turnips, trimmed and peeled
- 1/4 cup water
- 3 tablespoons maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons chopped fresh sage
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cut turnips in half and into 1/2-inch wedges. Combine 1/4 cup water and remaining ingredients in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add turnips, turning to coat; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 15 minutes or until tender. Uncover and cook 7 minutes or until turnips are glazed. Serves 4.
From Cooking Light Magazine, Cynthia Nims, November 2006