Creamed turnips, with toasted almonds and chives. Since I can't hear nothing but the words ' diet ', ' I want a lightweight ' recipe, After the holidays we must cleanse ourselves ', Today I'm happy and I suggest a light dish but good, because life is too short to eat bad, even though we're on a diet. Is’ a particular and refined cream, beautiful colour all ' natural ', with very few calories and plenty of vitamins. A mirage? No, just buy the turnips! Some time I did a risotto with beetroot and gorgonzola which I loved for its sweet taste, then I thought about how she would come a cream with the turnips (Also recalling the borsch I've eaten in Russia, Red beet-based and that pleased me very much). I wanted to do something extremely simple and lightweight, not to change the color and flavor of the turnips. Then I browned onions and leeks in a little oil, added the fresh turnips and vegetable broth. I took cooking and simply shake around and past the chinoise to eliminate the most fibrous of turnips and make more velvety cream (but you can avoid). I garnished with whipped cream, chives, toasted almonds and a drizzle of fruity olive oil. If you used a vegan vegetable cream. If you like turnips, try it, You'll love it. Otherwise give up.
Ingredients for 4 people:
- 500 grams of fresh red beets
- 2 shallots
- half leek
- vegetable broth as required
- medium fruity extra virgin olive oil as required
- salt and pepper
- little-whipped cream (mounted slightly, until it gets a little’ dense)
- enough chives
- toasted almond strips as required
Chop the shallot and leek, Peel the turnips, wash well and cut into pieces. Sauté the shallot and Leek in oil, then add the turnips and add vegetable stock to cover vegetables (keep a little aside to extend possibly the cream once pureed). Season with salt, pepper and Cook. Blend until creamy and turnips, If you want, pass the chinoise to make it even more velvety. Adjust the salt if necessary and emulsify with a little olive oil.
Finely chop the chives.
Pour the cream of turnip toasty in holsters, Garnish with whipped cream, the toasted almonds and chives. Finish with a drizzle of fruity olive oil and serve. Bon appétit!