| Main ingredient: Turnips. |
The humble turnip is so delicious when you know how to coax out it’s unique flavour through roasting. Many Jamaicans mostly used this root vegetable in soups or stews, but perfect on its own as a side dish too.
- 500g turnips, peeled and cut into chunks
- 50ml olive oil
- 1 tsp freshly crushed pimento
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 small lime, juiced
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 large rosemary sprig, needles stripped
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Add turnip chunks to a bowl.
- Mix oil, pimento, garlic, lime juice, salt and pepper together and pour over turnips, toss to coat. Scatter over the rosemary.
- Lay out seasoned turnips on a sheet pan and roast for 25 minutes, turn over and roast for 5 to 10 minutes more depending on the size of your chunks until caramelised and tender.
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