Sunday, October 10, 2010

Mediterranian Sauce with Turnips- An Excellent Teamplayer

Turnips are widely used in all parts of Mediterranean, and can be teamed well with pasta or couscous (and of course, with fish and meat (hush hush!!). Cooked with white wine and infused with garlic- this simple sauce provides a real feast for the senses.

Here is the recipe:
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 small turnips
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 6 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 1 cup tomato juice
  • 1 cup vegetable stock
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • 1 teaspoon paprica
  • pinch of cayenne pepper
  • 20 black olives, pitted
  • salt and black  freshly ground black pepper
  • fresh dill, to garnish
  • cooked spaghetti, to serve
  1.  Peel the turnips and cut into julienne strips
  2. Heat the oil in a large frying pan and fry the onions and garlic for 4-5 minutes, till golden brown
  3. Add the turnips and stir fry for 2-3 minutes
  4. Add the tomato, tomato juice, stock, wine, paprika cayenne and seasoning. Bring to boil
  5. Stir in olives 
  6. Cover lightly and simmer for 10 minutes.
  7. Garnish with dill and serve with freshly cooked spaghetti.


Satya said...

wow what a delicious sauce loaded with so many flavors ... spaghetti looks very delicious ...


Satya said...

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Fuat Gencal said...

Merhabalar, hayırlı haftalar, ellerinize sağlık çok leziz görünüyor.
Umutluhayatlar berna hanımın "fırında çupra" tarifini bugün bloglardan seçmelerde yayınladım.
Her pazartesi yapılan yayınlarda sizinde yayınlanmasını istediğiniz yemek tariflerinizi beklerim.


Priya said...

Very interesting sauce with turnips , truly very new for me..

Prathima Rao said...

What a delicious way to present turnips...Yummmm!!

Swathi said...

I love the color of sauces.Simple are always better. Nice with pasta.

Amritha Kalyani said...

very tempting and droolworthy dish..

Silence Sings said...

This is a new kind of dish to me....loved the colour and recipe is too gorgeous....

alison said...

tempting and beautiful presentation,beautiful post and recipe!

spécialiste de l'éphémère said...

What a brilliant idea!
Thank you!

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