I made these root vegetables on the stove top when I made the chicken in the French oven. I could of thrown them all in the same pot, but I decided not to crowd the chicken this time. I tossed in a little olive oil, and used my fine herbes blend that goes so well with vegetables, sea salt pepper and garlic, and some fresh rosemary from my garden. The root veggies are parsnips, carrots, little red and white potatoes, and shallots...
When I was up in Michigan for my nieces wedding I found some fresh turmeric in this market near my mom's house. I was so thrilled I brought some home. I planted some in a pot and some in the garden...
...I will let you know if it grows like the ginger that I planted. I read that turmeric has a lot of health benefits, and the difference from the dried powdered is remarkable. I hope you get to try it.
Have any of you used fresh turmeric before? I would love to hear your ideas on how you use it!
I've never seen fresh turmeric! Looks just like ginger.ReplyDelete
pigpigscorner - That was the first I've seen it. I believe it's in the ginger family. I sure hope it grows so I can have more...otherwise I'll have my mom bring me more when she visits Florida.ReplyDelete
I love roast chicken with root veggies. It's a perfect marriage.ReplyDelete
Belinda - I agree, it works well together, so comforting.ReplyDelete
Such a great healthy side dish. I've never cooked parsnips.ReplyDelete
So colorful and healthy, I love to cook veggies this way with least spice but never tried parsnip before....ReplyDelete
I've never seen fresh turmeric. How exciting. Root vegetables and chicken are a match made in heaven.ReplyDelete
Barbara - If you find parsnips you should try them they are slightly sweet and oh so good. I love them roasted and caramelized too.ReplyDelete
Treat and Trick - I hadn't had parsnips until I was an adult, and funny thing is they are grown fin the area where I grew up.
Sam - I know I was excited when I found the fresh turmeric. I hope it grows.
I have grown ginger before but I have never seen fresh turmeric, really interesting, I would love to try it. DianeReplyDelete
I love the way your roasted root vegetable turned out with all the amazing fresh herbs. I could just smell the aroma as I'm gazing at the photos. I've never seen fresh turmeric before, but I sure love the powdered one, as well.ReplyDelete
Thanks for your kind comment on my blog...bless your sweet Aussie for living such a long life...just like Thai, so determined to stay around. Thai has issues as well, with her hind legs sometimes, and she bounces back. Also has a bit of cataract, as well, but all-in-all she is so happy, and still healthy as she can be:DDD
I usually use turmeric powder because it's very hard to find fresh turmeric here. Your root vegetable dish looks delish...!ReplyDelete
It is amazing that you found fresh turmeric in North America. We use fresh turmeric all the time in our region cooking. They are mostly used for the yellowish hue. For the taste, not so much because they can be rather bitter. Javanese use this widely in their health drink concoction - grind and mix them up with ginger and some palm sugar - serve cold with ice or warm with hot water. I hope they grow in your garden! I planted mine and it is growing so much. By the way, you can use the leaves for cooking too, the same way you'd use bay leaf. Same smell as the root, minus the yellowish hue!ReplyDelete
Diane, turmeric is in the ginger family, so I am hoping it will grow like my ginger does here. If you happen to see some pick some up, it's interesting to try.ReplyDelete
Elisabeth, thank you for your kind comment as well. I love using fresh herbs when I can, there are just a couple that I prefer the dried. I have many photos of Tucker on my photography/family blog Aqua Sunday, a few here too, he is a big part of our family.ReplyDelete
CG - it's hard to find here too, I was lucky to find it in a great marketplace by my mother's house in Michigan, they had so much more too, I wish it was near me!ReplyDelete
Jun, I was lucky to find it, my mom asked how to use it. Thank you for all the information on turmeric. I have used it in a mixed grains side dish and chopped it up very fine. It wasn't too bitter in that, but I wasn't sure on the flavor, it was interesting. I heard it has many health benefits. I love the color, and it stains like beets do :DReplyDelete
Nice color and looks very delicious too! Hope to see the turmeric in your garden, Lindsey :)ReplyDelete
Ann, yes so do I! You know I will keep you all posted if it does grow in my garden. Can't wait to try the leaves.ReplyDelete
We usually used fresh turmeric for our curries. It will give the curries a nice hue of yellow. You can also use it for marinating meats. As for the leaves I will usually sliced it thinly and put it in Rendang. You can find the recipes at my blog.ReplyDelete
Fresh turmeric is such a gorgeous ingredient. This sounds so good!ReplyDelete
What a delicious combination of veggies. My mother used to cook parsnips all the time but I haven't had them in years.ReplyDelete
Plenty of these here:D we pound them into a paste together with other ingredients to cook curries! Very delicious and gives a wonderful color to dishes!ReplyDelete
Love your blog and happy to follow. I also adore parsnips my favorite being either chips or mashed with tons of butter and garlic...ReplyDelete
Thanks for sharing.
Lyndsey...this must be flavorful with the fine herbs and turmeric :) Have KIV it for side dish to the roast chicken :) Thanks for the idea of adding a bit of the fresh turmeric.ReplyDelete
You have a brilliant colorful blog with great ideas... your root vegetable medley with turneric sounds so tempting... yes I love my veggies:)ReplyDelete
Hi Lyndsey, Thank you for stopping by and following my blog. Really appreciate it! Lovely space you have here.ReplyDelete
Great idea to grate the tumeric for the veggies! And it is wonderful that you are able to get fresh tumeric over there. Turmeric are common and easily available here, we are very lucky! :)
Turmeric are great for fish, chicken, meat, in fact everything! Hope you enjoy the culinary uses of turmeric! Have a nice day!
Lyndsey, I envy you for being able to grow all this tropical plants. The turmeric leaves can also be used to flavor a dry curry called rendang. I have not had rendang in ages.ReplyDelete
I can imagine the flavor of your root vegetables with turmeric. It must be delicious!
I've never seen fresh turmeric, good to know what it looks like. I can't wait to hear if it grows.ReplyDelete
Lyndsey, your mix of veggies sounds great! I don't recall ever seeing fresh tumeric in the stores and will be looking for it now. I'm looking forward to hearing how yours does and seeing pics of it. There's an award for you on my blog today.ReplyDelete
This was so so interesting Lyndsey! I have never seen this before and now I am intrigued and will be searching the markets. Looks so good!ReplyDelete
I've never seen fresh turmeric. Reminds me of fresh ginger. Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!ReplyDelete
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Root vegetables are fantastic and so versatile! I really love that flavor combination. Yummy!ReplyDelete