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How do I cook this thing?!

Trying to cook new foods is exciting and fun, but can also be confusing. Here's the thread to ask for recipes, preparation tips, etc.

We just got our first CSA box since last October, and it included two bunches of turnips. I've eaten them as sides but don't really know what to do with them*. Any recipe recommendations? Also is there anything tasty to do with the greens, because holy crap there are a lot of greens.

*Other than making Animal Crossing Stalk Market jokes. Got that one covered.
 

Falselogic

Techno-Threadcromancer
(they/them)
I usually use turnips in soups and stews. It's a little too hot for that right now though. Might try putting them in a salad of some sort? Cut them thin, something like a Waldorf, maybe? You could also pickle them?
 

Ixo

"This is not my beautiful forum!" - David Byrne
(Hi Guy)
Oh, this would be a good place to ask... What can you do with cactus fruit? Ours has produced one already, and there are a few more on the way. I mostly see recipes for jelly, but surely there's gotta be other stuff.
 

LBD_Nytetrayn

..and his little cat, too
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Issun

My way, soon
Just keep scouring the internet for recipes. I'm sure something will turnip sooner or later.

Real answer: Roasting them with other root vegetables like beets and rutabagas is good.
 
Real answer: Roasting them with other root vegetables like beets and rutabagas is good.

Yeah, we do some really good roasted parsnips and carrots but I didn't want to use the oven as it's ~90 degrees this week.

I realized I have Mark Bittman's "How to Grill Everything" book from the library right now, and his grilled beets and greens recipe specifically said turnips could be substituted!

The grilled turnips themselves were good! The greens were okay on their own but paired extremely well with the fried chicken we were having as the main course. I was happy with it although I will trim the stems more next time.

I'll be trying a scaled down version of the pickling with the second bunch, thanks!
 

Olli

(he/him)
Does anyone have a good recipe for sticky tofu? I can make the sauce taste good enough, but it ends up being too wet (doesn't stick to the tofu bits) or too dry
 

Mommi

Miss or be made.
(She/Her)
You can let the tofu drain a while, or cook it alone until it's where you want it. For your sauce, I recommend a teaspoon of cornstarch. Mix it with a tiny bit of cold water first, then add you your sauce.
 

Zef

Find Your Reason
(He/Him)
Because they're in season (and my beloved pitayas aren't anymore), I bought like three pounds of persimmons. Some to eat, but mostly to cook! I found these yesterday, but I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions/ideas about what to do with Percy's cousins.
 
When we were in Korea on a cold rainy night we were given some Sujeonggwa, which is a hot persimmon punch/tea. It was amazeballs.

From some quick Googling it looks like they might need to be dried to make it, but if you can do that I would absolutely try it.
 

Falselogic

Techno-Threadcromancer
(they/them)
I love persimmon preserves (jams and jellies.) Actually, it might be the only way I eat them.
 
Because they're in season (and my beloved pitayas aren't anymore), I bought like three pounds of persimmons. Some to eat, but mostly to cook! I found these yesterday, but I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions/ideas about what to do with Percy's cousins.

Very very late but I just came across a recipe for a Persimmon Ginger crisp in a magazine if anyone else has these.
 
Okay, so when I went to the store they were down to the last two cabbages, both of which were >4 lbs. I needed one for a recipe but I still have a little over 2lbs of cabbage!

We used the first 2lbs for stuffed cabbage (the crockpot version from the America's Test Kitchen Slow Cooker book, definitely recommended)
I already have a ton of sauerkraut/kimchi so don't want to make that
We might make okonomiyaki which uses about a pound
There's already a ton of salad greens in our fridge so just having it as a salad base isn't on my list either

Anyone have a good cabbage recipe that's not the above? I've heard of cabbage soups but have never made one, any recommendations?
 
1/2 Cabbage and 1/2 spinach makes a great ratio for Saag Paneer. I also do a good curried cabbage and cauliflower dish. If you'd like a detailed recipe let me know.
Oooh, I've never made Saag Paneer but I love it. Also we only have one Indian restaurant in town and their Saag Paneer is horrific. And we put cauliflower in our curries a lot but I've never thought to add cabbage.

All that to say I am 100% interested in a recipe for both, thank you!

Cabbage rolls!
I thought those were the same as stuffed cabbage? It looks like someone transcribed the recipe I used online here. If rolls are different I'd absolutely be interested in a recipe!
 

Falselogic

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(they/them)
Make fish tacos or street tacos and shred some cabbage as a topping, with radishes, and some nice crema fresca as well!
 
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