I had never heard of Japanese sweet turnips until I started getting harvest boxes from our Community Supported Agriculture (CSA), Skarsgard Farms. Discovering new vegetables is one of the many benefits of belonging to a CSA. We are really fortunate in that we get shares (boxes) of vegetables year around. Not all CSAs run in the winter.
When looking for a recipe to make with our sweet turnips, I found this recipe from Old Cheney Road Farmers Market for roasted turnips with honey. I was grilling steaks when I cooked this, so I decided to cook them on the grill instead of in the oven.
- 3 medium Japanese sweet turnips, cut in bite sized pieces
- 2 tablespoons oil
- Cayenne pepper to taste
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
- Preheat grill. Combine turnips, oil, and cayenne pepper. Tear a sheet of heavy duty wide aluminum foil about 4 feet long. Double foil, spray one side with non stick cooking spray. Pour turnips on top of foil, drug store wrap. Place on grill over medium low heat for 25 minutes, turning once.
- Remove turnips from foil, drizzle with honey and sprinkle with cilantro.