May 14

Japanese Turnip Recipes

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Japanese Turnips

Hakurei or "Tokyo" Turnips are Japanese turnips that are especially crisp, juicy, and tender.

Storage

If your turnips have the greens on them, cut the greens off from the roots and store them separately in your fridge. The roots without their greens will last for weeks.

 

Cooking Tips

Japanese turnips are delicious raw, cooked or pickled. Slice them raw and eat them as a snack with salt, or add them to a salad. Roast them and toss with miso; braise them with a touch of butter or stock; make them into a curry; or saute them with a little honey. Feel free to cook the turnip greens and eat them separately or alongside their roots.

Recipes

Julie Samra’s Curried Turnips

Andrea Reusing’s Pan Sauteed Turnips with Honey

Orecchiette with Caramelized Turnips and Kale

Alice Waters’ Turnips and Turnip Green Soup

Braised Glazed Turnips

Roasted Turnips with Miso Butter

Momofuku’s Quick Vinegar Pickles (delicious with any root vegetable)

Turnip Miso Ginger Soup

Roasted Vegetable Agrodolce (delicious with any root vegetable)

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