A trip to the gym (Orchards Athletic Club) is not complete without a lengthy conversation about the absurdly delicious food we all make. I've taken to calling it "food porn", because really... it is...
He told me a few times about making mashed turnips. I looked at him a few times like the RCA Victor dog.
But last night, after making my Paleo Num-Nums, I needed to make, you know, dinner before I could really justify eating cookies. I knew I was going to do salmon, since I had a long night of work ahead of me and wanted to get all protein-ed up, but also knew that wasn't going to be enough. While walking through the grocery store, I decided to throw caution to the wind, spend $0.50 and get a good sized turnip to try this recipe. Best freakin' 50 cents I've spent in a while!
This is my kind of meal-- grab stuff, throw it in a pan, cook it, and scarf it on down. The salmon was cooked in ghee, first soaked in an egg-wash with red curry paste, red pepper flakes, lemon and lime juices, lemon pepper, salt and pepper, and coated with a little coconut flour. I splashed some lemon juice into the pan as the ghee was heating. The turnip was peeled and cut into small cubes, boiled in a small pot of water with sea salt and turbinado sugar, and drained after the cubes were tender. I put them back into the pot to keep them hot while I added splashes of olive oil and full-fat coconut milk to get them creamy, and started smooshing, feeling a satisfying sensation as they fell apart and then congealed. For spices, I threw in a pinch of sea salt, a good amount of black pepper, and a little garlic powder since I was out of fresh garlic. I kept them in the warmed pot on the burner, even though it was turned off, to help any excess liquid evaporate off, making them stick together even better.
It was insanely good.
|Curried salmon, mashed turnip, old-school plate... good damn eatin'!|