Turnip in molasses
November 18, 2014 • Category: Main Dish
This is a Middle-Eastern inspired side dish, suitable for a Thanksgiving table. In Iraq, turnips are cooked in a broth with date molasses, and this dish is called shalgham. Incidentally, the French add a sprinkle of sugar to their turnips too. Turnips tend to be slightly sour so adding molasses is a smart move.
- 1 pound of small turnips, peeled and cut into chunks
- 1/4 cup of molasses, either grape or date (can substitute honey or raw sugar)
- 1 1/2 cups of warm water or chicken broth
- salt, to taste
- 1/4 cup of toasted sesame seeds (optional)
- Place the turnips in a pot and add the molasses and water. Cover the pot and bring to a simmer.
- Uncover the pot and let the turnips bubble-up gently for about 20 minutes or until cooked.
- Salt to taste, and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds if desired.
8 Comments • Comments Feed
A wonderful combination and tasty dish!
On November 19, 2014 at 8:29 am
Angie@Angie's Recipes says:
I love the combination of flavours. It looks very tasty!
On November 19, 2014 at 2:07 pm
hope you’re doing good:)
i love this recipe , so easy to make .
can’t wait to see the recipes that you’re going to post for christmas =)) i’m sure you’re already preparing for that !
have a nice day
On November 19, 2014 at 2:08 pm
@Lara, I am glad you like it. Yes, I have been thinking of holiday recipes, starting with Thanksgiving!:)
On November 20, 2014 at 3:36 pm
Turnips are called Shalgham in Afghanistan as well, so I first thought this was an Afghan recipe! Love the use of date-molasses how interesting 🙂
On November 19, 2014 at 5:00 pm
I love all root vegetables but I don’t think I’ve ever used turnips other than in soup. This looks like a delicious way to serve them!
On November 21, 2014 at 6:53 pm
Oui, Chef says:
I love adding a little sweet element to glazed veggies….so good!
On November 21, 2014 at 9:20 pm
Un plat que je ne connais pas. Il semble délicieux.
J’en mangerai avec plaisir.
On November 21, 2014 at 9:55 pm