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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 & 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 & pepper


  1. Blanch the turnips in boiling salted water for 4-5 minutes until not quite tender, then drain.
  2. Warm the butter in a heavy frying pan and sauté the turnips, turning frequently.
  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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