Butter-Braised Turnips

Simmered in rich chicken stock, this dish is finished with lemon juice and thyme for fresh appeal.

Ingredients:
1 pound turnips, green tops removed, washed and roughly chopped
1 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 peeled shallots
1 cup chicken stock
Juice from ½ lemon
3 tablespoons fresh thyme
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Wash and scrub the turnips, then cut into 1-inch-long pieces.

2. Heat butter and oil over medium-high heat in a large saucepan, then and add shallots and turnips. Sauté for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally until the turnips begin to caramelize.

3. Add chicken stock, and a dash each of salt and pepper. Cover with a lid and turn heat down to low. Let simmer for another 5 minutes, or until stock has started to be absorbed by turnips. Add the turnip greens and simmer another 5 minutes, or until all the stock has been absorbed and the greens are wilted and tender. Add lemon juice and fresh thyme, then season to taste with more salt and pepper as needed. Serve warm.

St. Patrick’s Day Feast Recipes

Just in time for St. Paddy’s Day and the arrival of spring on Sunday, this week’s box bursts to life with beautiful spring ‘greenery’—from gorgeous cabbage to fragrant sweet bay—as well as all the ingredients for a satisfying holiday supper inspired by the Emerald Isle. With traditional Irish soda bread, side dish-ready produce like carrots, turnips and potatoes, a golden Irish lager and a premium-quality corned beef brisket, all brined and ready to go from Carlton Farms, this week’s box is fit for feasting with your nearest and dearest. As the Irish blessing says: “Bless us with good food, the gift of gab and hearty laughter; may the love and joy we share, be with us ever after.” Enjoy!

Here are a few recipe ideas for the week:

Slow-Cooker Corned Beef with Cabbage, Carrots & Potatoes
Cook this in your slow cooker all day and you’re guaranteed success! Serve this with soda bread for a warm and satisfying meal.

Carrot, Cabbage and Apple Slaw with Creamy Poppy Seed Dressing
This refreshing, brightly-colored slaw from Diane Morgan’s Roots is a snap to do-ahead.

Tatties & Neeps
The Irish classic!

Creamed Green Cabbage
This delectable cabbage is coated in a creamy béchamel sauce for extra flavor.

Butter-Braised Turnips
Simmered in rich chicken stock, this dish is finished with lemon juice and thyme for fresh appeal.

Tatties & Neeps

The Irish classic!

Ingredients:
2 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 pounds rutabaga or turnips, peeled and cubed
¼ cup butter, softened
1 teaspoon mustard powder
1 bunch scallions, finely chopped
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Place potatoes and rutabaga or turnips in a large pot; cover with water.

2. Bring to a boil. Cook until tender, about 15 minutes. Drain. Add butter and mustard powder; mash until well incorporated.

3. Stir in the scallions, and then season to taste with salt and pepper.

Balsamic-Glazed Root Vegetables

An herb-packed marinade infuses fresh flavor into winter staples like carrots and parsnips.

Ingredients:
4-6 carrots, scrubbed, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
2 parsnips, scrubbed, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
2 beets, scrubbed and cut into 1-inch chunks
½ winter squash of your choice, peeled, seeded and cut into 1-inch wedges
1 yellow onion, peeled and quartered
1 large garlic clove, minced
2 tablespoons minced fresh herbs, such as thyme and parsley
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons brown sugar
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper

Method:
1. Combine all the vegetables in a large bowl. In a smaller separate bowl, combine garlic, oil, herbs, balsamic vinegar, and brown sugar. Mix the marinade with the vegetables, tossing to coat, then cover in plastic wrap and let sit for 2 hours.

2. Preheat oven to 400°. Arrange vegetables on a baking sheet and season generously with salt and pepper. Roast 35-40 minutes until vegetables are tender and cooked through.

Variation: These vegetables are also fantastic served as a warm winter salad over greens with freshly-grated Grana cheese.

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