Friday, January 8, 2021


I recently caught an episode of The Kitchen and instantly fell in love with this recipe from Geoffrey Zakarian. Turnips are one of the MOST under utilized vegetables in my opinion.

I did make a couple of changes due to allergies and likes, but it is AWESOME! The pork doesn’t appear seared in the picture, but it is – maybe too much flash too close!  Turns out hubby doesn’t care for cooked turnips, though he loves them raw with salt, but I LOVED it!


1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon garlic salt 
1 teaspoon dried oregano 
8 thin bone-in pork chops 
FRESH ground sea salt and tri-color pepper
2 tablespoons avocado oil 
3 green onions, minced 
2 cloves garlic, minced 
1 cup turnip dice (1/4-inch), tops reserved (see note)
1/2 cup white wine 
1 cup chicken stock 
2 tablespoons unsalted butter 
1/2 teaspoon fresh tarragon or rosemary, minced 
1/2 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano
Chopped fresh chives, for garnish 

  • Combine the cumin, garlic salt, and oregano in a small bowl.
  • Sprinkle the pork chops on all sides with salt and pepper, followed by the rub.
  • In a large saute pan, heat the oil over high heat, then turn down to medium.
  • Add the pork medallions and sear until caramelized on one side, 2-3 minutes. Flip, then sear on the other side until the pork reaches an internal temperature of 150°, 2-3 more minutes.
  • Remove the pork and set aside covered with foil to rest.
  • Return the pan to the heat and add the scallions and garlic. Cook over low heat until softened, about 3 minutes.
  • Add the turnips and cook, stirring to coat the vegetables, for 1 minute.
  • Add the white wine and chicken stock, scraping up any brown bits on the bottom of the pan.
  • Bring to a simmer over medium heat and reduce by three-quarters, about 5 minutes.
  • Chiffonade 1/2 cup of the turnip greens and add to the sauce with the butter and tarragon.
  • Return the pork and any accumulated juices to the pan, turning to coat the pork chops.
  • Remove from the heat and top with the Parmesan cheese.
  • Divide among plates and garnish.

NOTE: Turnips in the stores around here are already trimmed of their tops so I substituted chiffonaded spinach leaves.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by. Please leave your ingredients for this recipe we call life!