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Glazed turnips with parsley

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Glazed turnips with parsley

Side Serves 2 25 min
This is a good way to celebrate tender, young turnips, bringing out their sweet, robust flavour. If you have a few, garnish with chopped spring onions as well as parsley, which sets off their sweetness nicely.


  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 4 turnips
  • 200ml stock
  • splash of balsamic or good vinegar
  • small handful parsley, chopped
  • salt and pepper


Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 20 min
  • Step 1

    Melt the butter and sugar in a saucepan, where the turnips can fit as one layer. Roll the turnips in the syrup. Add the stock, cover and simmer for about 15 minutes.
  • Step 2

    When the turnips are nearly tender, remove the lid, turn the heat up and shake the pan so that they start to get a golden brown coating as the liquid evaporates. Add more liquid if the turnips are not cooked at this stage.
  • Step 3

    Add a splash of vinegar, chopped parsley and season to taste.

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