Saturday, June 26, 2010
How to Series: Freezing Turnips
Turnips? These are new to our palates! While I think of ways to use them I need to preserve them at the peak of their freshness. They were picked today, in my CSA box in abundance, and now I stand in my kitchen curious about my families reaction to the turnip!
How to Freeze a Turnip:
1. Cut the greens off, but keep them around you can use them! (Turnip greens are delightful in many dishes or green smoothies. I like to use turnip greens in my lentil soup).
2. Peel them. Save the peelings in a freezer bag for the next time you make vegetable broth.
3. Cut them up.
4. Place the turnips in boiling water for 2 minutes.
5. Remove and blanch them, meaning put them into ice cold water.
6. Drain, bag, and freeze.
7. Pat yourself on the back. You just preserved a turnip.
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