Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The North: Medieval Armored Turnips

Are we Cooking?
Yes Jacky! We are making our first-ever dish from: 
THE GAME OF THRONES Cookbook! 
For our very first dish, I wanted to choose something relatively easy but interesting and since I can't recall ever having turnips...this seemed like a good choice. I decided to make the Medieval version as well, Turnips in Butter or Medieval Armored Turnips
One cool thing about A Feast of Ice and Fire is that you can choose between making the Medieval version or the Modern version, of a dish. 

Okay, for our Turnips in Butter we start by peeling 5 to 6 turnips then boiling them until tender.

Remove turnips from water and let cool. 
While waiting, butter the bottom and sides of your baking dish and grate the mozzarella and Parmesan cheese. This was Jacks favorite part. 
You can use either mozzarella or provolone...but I decided mozzarella is the yummiest he he. 

Next you slice the turnips thinly and get ready for the layering process. 

This dish also call for a little bit more melted butter and 2 teaspoons of spices. The spices are referring to a Poudre Douce found on page 5. I could only find a few of the spices: nutmeg, ginger, sugar and cinnamon

Layer in this order: cheese, turnips, butter then spice.
Put in the oven and bake for about 15 mins, until cheese is thoroughly melted. 
Let cool and then serve. 
To be honest, turnips are not that bad, actually a little bit sweeter than potatoes. The cheese also adds more flavor as well...as this dish is very simple...so it is a little bland. :(
I would definitely suggest adding some salt and pepper. 

I can see making this recipe again but maybe the modern take which includes garlic and a few richer seasonings. 
I can't wait to dive deeper into the Game of Thrones Cookbook! I'm thinking something sweet for our next treat! 
~Bunny