Boistfort Valley Farm
Community Supported Recipe Box

Turnips with Miso


  • 2 tablespoons white miso
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened, divided
  • 1 pound turnips
  • 1 1/3 cups water
  • 1 tablespoons mirin (Japanese sweet rice wine)


dish: side
season: summer, fall

Stir together miso and 1 tablespoon butter. Cut turnips into one inch chunks and put in a 12-inch heavy skillet along with water, mirin, remaining tablespoon butter, and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, then boil, covered, 10 minutes. Uncover and continue boiling, stirring occasionally, until turnips are tender and liquid is reduced to a glaze, about 5 minutes. Stir in miso butter and cook 1 minute.

Gourmet, September 2009