Shauna shops at the store for us on Sundays. Lately, she has been picking out vegetables for me. On Sunday, she said: Here’s a turnip. What are you going to make? She knows me well. I love a challenge, a chance to play.
I’ve roasted turnips quite a bit but I hear that some people have not eaten turnips before. Shauna had never eaten a turnip before she met me.
These roasted turnips taste really interesting. Roasted turnips have a bit of sourness, a bit of bitterness. So I wanted to play with miso, with its deep umami flavor, some of my gambo butter — I wanted the richness of butter to be cut with the brightness of the butter — and a bit of sweetness with the honey.
I really like how these came out.