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Peas for 2 & 2 for Peas

The other day I was hungry as sin and had nothing that really seemed like “real food” in the refrigerator: 4 sad, sagging turnips; a few slices of bacon; a bag of frozen peas; and half a stick of butter. I knew there was a meal in there somewhere. I just wasn’t sure how.

I’m going to let you in on a little “chef’s secret.” When I don’t know what to cook (which is quite often), I Google the contents of my refrigerator. Lucky me, my hunch was right and my search came up with this byoot of a recipe from Epicurious.

PEAS & TURNIPS WITH BACON AND DILL BUTTER

A surprisingly delicious side dish – or, mid-day snack. 😉

The recipe on Epicurious made 8 – 10 servings, but I adapted it for 2, because that’s all the mouths I have to feed.

WHAT YOU NEED:

2 tbs butter (I used a scosh more. I like butter)

1 tbs dill (I used about 2 small sprigs)

3 bacon slices (give or take a slice depending on your affinity for bacon)

1/4 lb turnips (about 4 small)

1/2 a bag frozen peas

WHAT YOU DO:

Soften your butter. Either leave it at room temperature for a 1/2 hour or put it in the microwave for 15 seconds. Don’t melt it.

Chop up your dill, put it in a small bowl, and mix it thoroughly with 1-1/2 tbs of your butter.

Peel & slice up your turnips. Set aside.

Cut up your bacon and saute them delicious fatty bits to your desired crispness. I like ‘em crunchy. When they’re done scoop them out with a slotted spoon and put them on a plate lined with a paper towel.

Take about 1/2 tbs of your butter and melt it in another pan (*Marissa’s note: I used the same pan. It still had bacon grease in it which was kinda tasty but also causes the turnips to cook faster and may have attributed to a little bit of burning – oops). Saute your turnips. It takes about 6 minutes. They should be easier to slice with a spatula and browned on the outside.


Once the turnips are cooked add your peas and dill butter and stir it around for another 2 minutes. Stir in your bacon. Add salt and pepper and a little more dill to taste, and Voila! Food!

Seriously, it’s good.

:) M

Posted by: Marissa

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6 Feb, 2010

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