This week’s CSA share was full of fun and delicious foods. Strawberries, tender spring lettuces, green onions, tomatoes, cucumbers and rutabagas. We had a friend over for dinner last night, I made mac n cheese with crispy prosciutto on top and it was extraordinary if I do say so myself…considering the baking dish was practically licked clean, I’d say our guest agreed! Well, I needed something light to go with our mac n cheese so I whipped up a quick salad from the goodies in my CSA share. Lettuce, cukes, tomatoes, onions…all gone! Strawberries…well seriously, with two kids in the house, do you honestly think the strawberries ever make it until morning? So I’m left with the dreaded rutabaga! I joke, I kid…I’d never disparage the awesome rutabaga. Full disclosure, when I read the email describing the contents of this week’s share, I mistakenly read rhubarb instead of rutabaga. I had a whole strawberry/rhubarb crispy crumble thing worked out in my head. Imagine my surprise when I realized my mistake! I will be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever actually cooked a rutabaga before so I’m a wee bit stumped. If you don’t know, a rutabaga is a cross between cabbage and a turnip so I’m guessing the aroma while cooking will be…well, I have scented candles for that!
I suppose I could roast my dear rutabagas. I’ve never met a roasted veggie I didn’t love…so that’s an option…a bit boring for a blog post but an option nonetheless. I’m thinking I’m going to boil them with a sweet potato or two and mash them with butter and nutmeg…yeah, that’s what I’m going to try. I’ll post pictures and the family’s opinion tomorrow…unless my readers have some other ideas for me. Do you have a tried and true recipe for rutabagas?