Friday, 30 March 2012

Turnip Pasta

Turnips have a bad reputation as being a very dull vegetable, but it's a reputation they don't deserve as this recipe shows. The subtle flavours of the turnip work very well with the sharp lemon and gentle pasta flavours.
 

Ingredients:

  • 3 small turnips or one large turnip, top and tail removed and coarsely grated
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp lemon juice
  • 4 cloves of garlic, peeled and finely chopped
  • salt and ground pepper to taste
  • 250g dried pasta
  • 2 tbsp caster sugar
  • 50g hard Italian cheese, finely grated
 

Method:

  1. Put on a large pan of water to boil for the pasta.
  2. Add the turnip, oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper into a large frying pan or wok and stir fry on a medium to high heat for 10 minutes.
  3. Add the pasta to the boiling water and cook as described in the instructions on the packet.
  4. Add the caster sugar to the turnip and continue to stir fry the turnip while the pasta cooks.
  5. Once the pasta is cooked drain it and add it to the cooked turnip mixture.
  6. Add the grated cheese to the pasta and turnip mixture and stir well until the heat has melted all the cheese.
  7. Serve immediately.
 
Serves 2.

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