Maple Braised Turnips over Chrysanthemum Greens


3 medium turnips (about 1.5 lbs)

1 to 1 ½ cups of water

1 tbsp maple syrup

2 tbsp coconut oil

Pinch of sea salt

2 tsp apple cider vinegar

1 bay leaf

Chrysanthemum greens

Flaky sea salt & fresh cracked pepper


Wash the turnips and trim off any remaining greens/stems. Slice the turnips into wedges no larger than a half inch in width. Add the turnips to a skillet, then add enough water so that it comes about halfway up the turnips. Add the maple syrup, coconut oil, pinch of salt, vinegar, and bay leaf. Bring the liquid in the skillet to a simmer over medium heat, then cover the skillet and allow the turnips to cook for 10 minutes. After 10 minutes has passed, remove the cover and allow the turnips to keep cooking as the liquid begins to reduce down. Cook the turnips for 10-15 minutes uncovered, or until the liquid has reduced down significantly and only a few tablespoons remain in the skillet.

To serve, line a plate or platter with fresh chrysanthemum greens. Arrange the turnips over the greens and finish with fresh cracked pepper and flaky sea salt. Makes 4-6 servings.

Recipe and Images by Courtney West @Sweetmiscellany

Posted on April 12, 2017 in Recipes

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