We joined a CSA this year and have been inundated with turnips. Neither my husband or I had ever eaten a turnip, until this spring. But what do you do with turnips? Do you peel them? How do you cook them: boil them, roast them, bake them? Do you eat them raw? A friend suggested cutting them up and adding them to our salad. We thought that sounded strange, but gave it a try. They taste like a radish just a little sweeter. We later found out that she was thinking radishes not turnips, but had we not taken her suggestion we wouldn’t have known that we like turnips cut up in our salad. 🙂
Due to the size of turnips we were going through them pretty slowly just using them in our salads so we searched for turnip recipes. We tried Scalloped Turnips and absolutely LOVED them. We’ve made them a couple of times and haven’t felt the need to try another recipe. It reminds us of scalloped potatoes just not as starchy or heavy feeling.
I am thankful for the random things that we get from our CSA because it allows us to try something new and experiment.