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Buttered summer turnips and herbs

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Buttered summer turnips and herbs

Side Serves 4 20 min
This quick recipe is a good way to enjoy sweet and tender new season turnips – boiled then sautéed in butter and herbs. If your turnips still have their tops attached, throw these into the pan at the last minute as well.


  • 400g turnips, cleaned and cut into 1cm cubes or slices
  • 50g butter
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed or finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tbsp chives, chopped
  • 1 tsp tarragon, chopped
  • salt and pepper


Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 15 min
  • Step 1

    Blanch the turnips in boiling salted water for 4-5 minutes until not quite tender, then drain.
  • Step 2

    Warm the butter in a heavy frying pan and sauté the turnips, turning frequently.
  • Step 3

    When they are golden in colour and just tender add the garlic and stir for a few more moments. Add the herbs, season with salt and pepper and serve.

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