Samuel Adams Boston Lager Glazed Ultra Baby White Turnips
Don’t pay attention to the temperature! Grilling is the perfect year-round activity, especially when using a robust brew like Samuel Adams Boston Lager that has a rich malt and roast character; it’s the perfect beer to emphasize the wonderful flavors the food gets from being grilled. The balance between the malt and the hops and moderate alcohol level make it a flavorful and complex brew that is perfect for pairing with all kinds of food. Experiment! Enjoy!!
Serve with the Samuel Adams Boston Lager Grilled Loin of Cervena Venison
- 2 Pounds ultra baby white turnips, with tops
- 8 Ounces cold, high-quality Irish butter
- 1 Tablespoon organic honey
- 4 Ounces Samuel Adams Boston Lager
Separate the stems and leaves from the turnips themselves, leaving a ¼ inch stem on top of each turnip. With cold water and a clean rag, gently clean each turnip, keeping the skin on.
Blanch the turnips in boiling salted water for 3-4 minutes until tender but not mushy. Once blanched, remove the turnips from the boiling water and cool on a plate or small sheet tray.
Take the removed tops of the turnips and soak in salted water to remove any sand or debris. Dry the turnip tops on a sheet tray lined with paper towels or a salad spinner.
Brush the turnip leaves with olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill the leaves until lightly charred and tender, flipping them often.
In a small pot add the 4 ounces of Samuel Adams Boston Lager and organic honey. Stir and reduce by ½, then add the blanched baby turnips (they can be cut in halves or fourths if desired). Once the turnips are added, turn down the heat and slowly emulsify the butter until a sauce starts to coat the turnips.
Season the turnips with salt and pepper and plate with the grilled turnip leaves.