The humble turnip. It's a much loathed vegetable. Yet, like other underdogs of the vegetable world, it is deeply rich in nutrients. Turnips are an especially good source of Vitamin C, manganese, copper and phosphorus and also contain good amounts of B vitamins.
An added benefit of turnips is that they are relatively inexpensive by comparison to the better loved vegetables like sugar snap peas and haricots vertes. For example, this dish which incorporates the simplest of ingredients (turnips, ghee, bone broth and parsley) costs approximately $0.77 per serving.
Braised Turnips with Parsley
- Warm the ghee in a heavy skillet over medium heat. When it melts, toss in the turnips and sauté them gently in the hot fat until they begin to color just a bit.
- Pour in the beef bone broth, and simmer them until they soften and become tender and the broth is reduced to a fine syrup. Sprinkle with fresh parsley and serve warm.