Honey-Kissed Baby Turnips & Greens
The real star of this simple side are the tender greens!
6-8 baby Tokyo Market turnips with greens
1 tablespoon butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoon honey
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
1. Wash turnip bulbs and trim tops and tails. (They do not need to be peeled.) Cut into quarters. Then, wash green tops, separating out and discarding any yellowed leaves. Spin or shake off excess water and chop greens.
2. In a heavy-bottomed skillet, melt butter and add olive oil. When butter starts bubbling, add turnips and shake pan to coat with oil and butter. Let cook over medium heat, stirring and turning periodically, until turnips begin to soften and lightly brown, about 7 minutes.
3. Sprinkle moderately with sea salt, then add honey, stirring constantly to distribute.
4. Toss in greens. Continue to stir and cook until greens have wilted, about 3 minutes. Season to taste with additional salt and several grindings of black pepper.