Grilled Turnips with Mint & Lime

The combination of mint and lime adds summery appeal to these tender-crisp grilled turnips.

Ingredients:
1 bunch Hakurei turnips, scrubbed and trimmed
¼ cup mint, minced
2 cloves garlic, smashed and minced
3 tablespoons olive oil
Juice of a small lime
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Preheat your grill. Set turnips on a plate and sprinkle with sea salt.

2. Set turnips directly on grill grate away from direct heat and cover. Cook for 5 minutes. Flip turnips and continue to cook, covered. Check after 4-5 minutes, continue turning and cooking until turnips are cooked through.

3. To prepare vinaigrette, whisk together mint, garlic, olive oil, lime juice, plus salt and pepper to taste. Toss with turnips and let sit for 10-15 minutes. Season again with salt and pepper as needed.

Pan-Braised Radishes & Greens

Pan-braising radishes mellows their spice, lending tender texture to this side dish.

Ingredients:
1 large bunch radishes with greens*
1 shallot, minced
4 teaspoons butter
Water
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
¼ cup fresh parsley or tarragon, chopped

Method:
1. Trim greens from radishes, leaving a bit of the green stem intact. Place greens and radishes in a large bowl of cold water and let soak for at least five minutes. Remove greens and set in a colander to drain. Dry off radishes and slice in half.

2. In a large sauté pan, melt three teaspoons of the butter and sweat the minced shallots over medium heat for a minute or so. Add radishes to the pan, season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Pour in water to almost cover the radishes. Bring to a simmer, partially cover the pan, and cook until the radishes are knife tender, about 5 to 8 minutes. Remove lid and add the greens to the pan. Cover and cook for a minute or two more, until the greens have somewhat wilted. Transfer greens and radishes to a large serving bowl, leaving juices remaining in pan.

3. Bring juices to a simmer, and reduce until no more than a quarter cup remains. Add a teaspoon more of butter and stir to incorporate it with the juices.

4. Finely chop the herbs and add it to the bowl. Pour reduced juices over top and toss to coat. Season to taste with salt and pepper as necessary.

*Feel free to use a mixture of this week’s trio of radishes for a beautiful array of color!

Asparagus with Sauce Gribiche

Bright green asparagus spears are drizzled with a classic French-style cold egg sauce in this refreshing recipe.

Ingredients:
Asparagus spears
4 hard cooked eggs, peeled
2 hard cooked egg yolks
1-2 teaspoons Dijon or whole grain mustard
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
½ cup finely chopped parsley or chervil
1 cup olive oil
¼ cup capers in vinegar, drained and chopped
¼ – ½ cup cornichons, drained and chopped
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook asparagus until crisp-tender, 4–5 minutes. Transfer to a bowl of ice water to let cool. Remove from water and pat dry.

2. Put whole hard cooked eggs in bowl with mustard, sea salt and pepper and mash together with a pastry blender or fork. Add vinegar and then add the olive oil, drop by drop as if making mayonnaise. To keep the sauce creamy, add very small amounts of vinegar or warm water at a time. Season with additional salt and pepper to taste and finish the sauce by adding chopped herbs, capers and cornichons.

3. Arrange asparagus on plates; top each with several dollops of sauce gribiche. Garnish with parsley sprigs.

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Glazed Hakurei Turnips

These buttery glazed turnips are sure to delight.

Ingredients:
1 large bunch Hakurei turnips, trimmed and greens reserved
¼ cup butter
3 tablespoons sugar
Sea salt

Method:
1. Place turnips in a large skillet; add water to cover turnips halfway. Add butter, sugar, and a large pinch of salt; bring to a boil. Cook, stirring occasionally, until liquid is syrupy and turnips are tender, about 15 minutes. (If turnips are tender before liquid has reduced, use a slotted spoon to transfer turnips to a plate and reduce liquid until syrupy. Return turnips to pan and stir to coat well.)

2. Add turnip greens to skillet and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until just wilted, 2-3 minutes. Season with salt.

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