Turnips Braised in Málaga Wine
This dish uses Malaga, a sweet fortified wine from Spain with the character of sherry.
Yield: serves 6-8
- 2 large turnips (about 2 lbs.)
- 1 large sweet apple, such as a gala or honey crisp
- 1⁄2 cup golden raisins
- 1 Tbsp. unsalted butter
- 1⁄2 tsp. freshly grated nutmeg
- 1⁄2 tsp. ground dried ginger
- 1⁄2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- 1 cup málaga or sherry
- Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- Trim and peel turnips and cut them into 1⁄2" cubes; transfer them to a medium saucepan.
- Peel and core the apple and cut it into 1⁄2" cubes. Add apples to turnips along with raisins, butter, nutmeg, ginger, and cinnamon.
- Add málaga or sherry, season the mixture with salt and pepper to taste, and stir to combine. Bring the turnip mixture to a boil over medium heat, reduce the heat to low, and simmer, covered, stirring occasionally, until the turnips are tender but retain their shape, about 45 minutes. Serve warm.