Turnip greens parcels. What the heck is that?! I’m sure that’s what you’re saying right now.
Well, the clue is in the name. They’re ground meat sautéd in onions, garlic and spices wrapped in turnip greens leaves.
I’ve been experimenting and working on cocktail party bites, hors d’oeuvres, as we say in polite company. Food that is visually appealing and tasty too, that will make guests curious enough to take a bite. That’s exactly how I would describe these turnip greens parcels.
They’re a deep green color, and most would assume, that they taste kinda green. Well they do! Turnip greens has a distinct taste. Some describe them as bitter. I don’t agree, but I cannot tell you how they taste except that they taste – very green.
But don’t let that deter you from trying this recipe. This is definitely one to try the next time you have friends come to visit. When the weather is warm and everyone is concerned with how they look and watching what they eat. Turnip greens parcels will go down a treat. The turnip greens will feed the body while the meat filling will delight your guests’ tastebuds.
Many green veggies are very high in vitamin K, and turnip greens belong in that category. The problem is there are so many recipes that suggest boiling turnip greens, and we all know what boiling vegetables can do. A minute too much in the pan, and you lose all what is good in those greens. That’s why I came up with this recipe. I wanted to find a way to use turnip greens successfully, without stripping them of their healing qualities. I think I did it.
Turnip greens parcels are a two bite moment. You get to feed your friends their greens and provide them with their daily vitamin K requirement wrapped around a spiced up portion of ground meat. You should expect to hear “what is this?!” every time you introduce this interesting cocktail bite to a crowd. Be ready with your stats – one parcel provides at least 250% of your vitamin K requirement. Turnip greens are also high in vitamin C and vitamin E. In short they feed your eyes and they’re a great source of antioxidants.
Give this recipe a try – it’s good for you!