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Simple Glazed Turnips Greens with Sliced Chestnuts Cooking Recipes

Glazed Turnips Greens with Sliced Chestnuts


Turnips greens are a much maligned vegetable. The small ones are deliciously sweet and crisp, and with this sweet glaze they are even better. Serve these alongside herb-roasted racks of lamb or pork loin.


Makes 6 servings

  • 2 tablespoons butter

  • 1/2 cup well-flavored chicken stock

  • 1/4 cup dry white wine

  • 6 small turnips greens, peeled and sliced

  • 1/4 pound chestnuts in the shell, peeled, and sliced

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • Chopped fresh parsley

  1. Melt the butter in a medium-size heavy saucepan or skillet over medium heat. Stir in the stock and wine. Add the turnips greens and chestnuts.

  2. Cover and simmer over low heat until the turnips greens are just tender, about 15 minutes. Uncover and sprinkle with sugar.

  3. Cook over medium heat, tossing, until the sauce becomes a thick glaze, 3 to 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Toss to coat the turnips greens and chestnuts with the glaze.

  4. Serve this simple cooking recipes very hot, garnished with the parsley.

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