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Serves 2

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This is a Mario Batali winner recipe. I am constantly impressed with his creativity. The Turnips prepared this way, is a total departure from any other way I’ve ever served it and they’re tender and delicious. Here is MB’s recipe adapted to two servings.


1 LB of White Turnips (cleaned & quartered)
Kosher Salt & Pepper
4 TB of Butter
1 TB of Poppy Seeds
1 TB of Paprika
1 or 2 TB of Red Wine Vinegar (or to taste)


1. Season the Turnips with Salt & Pepper. In a large ovenproof saute pan, heat butter until starting to brown. Add the Turnips & toss to coat well.

2. Add the Poppy Seeds &saute until light golden brown, about 8 to 9 minutes. Add the Paprika & toss to coat. Add the Vinegar & cook until evaporated, 4 to 5 minutes.

3. Remove from the heat & serve.

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