Saturday, November 22, 2008

Kohlrabi Stew

Before getting a CSA subscription this year with Crabtree Farms, I'd never even heard of kohlrabi, but apparently it's pretty common in Europe. This afternoon I tried a recipe for Kohlrabi Stew that came in this week's newsletter. It's a delicious hearty, tasty winter soup. The recipe follows after the jump!
1 tbsp olive oil

1 large onion, slivered, or 1 cup green onion, sliced

2 large or 3 medium kohlrabi, peeled and cubed

3 medium carrots, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch chunks

2 medium potatos, peeled and cut into 3/4-inch chuncks

1 cup tomatoes, peeled and chopped (or canned)

4 cups broth

1 bay leaf

1/2 tsp dried oregano

1 tsp salt

freshly ground black pepper to taste

1 tbsp dijon mustard

1/2 tbsp molasses

Saute onions in oil for several minutes. Add remaining ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and cover. Simmer for 20 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Serves 4.


Tom said...

It might be common in Europe, but I've certainly never heard of it and looking at that wikipedia link I've never seen it either! I'm a relatively OK cook but am dreadful at vegetable-only recipes, so might give this one a try. Now if only I can find a place here that actually sells the stuff...

Keera said...

Tom, it's just turnip. Different kinds of turnips get different names, is all. I forget what the Brits call this particular one.

In Norway, the name for this particular round, yellowish (and spicy when raw) veggie packed with more vitamin C than an orange is "kålrabi", which sounds like the German name. In its mashed form it is an important side-dish to western Norway's traditional Christmas dinner, "pinnekjøtt" (mutton ribs).

alice said...

I'll look forward to trying the mashed and roasted varieties. I'll have to wait until next year, though, since my year's subscription just ran out. :-(

Keera said...

The mashed variety is mostly kohlrabi, with a potato for leavening, and salt and pepper to taste. Lots of pepper! I like my mash spicy. :-) If you have some mutton drippings, add those, too.

alice said...

I don't have mutton drippings all that often. ;-)

Keera said...

You would if you lived here at this time of year. ;-)