Veggie-in-the-Spotlight: Kohl rabi

16 05 2010

NOT from Mars...

Kohl rabi (or kohlrabi – from the German for “cabbage turnip”!) is one of those vegetables that makes a regular appearance in veg boxes, but sits, unused, in the corner of the fridge until it slowly goes off.

Sometimes it arrives complete with its alien tentacles, sometimes it’s trimmed. If you’ve never sen one with its tentacles in tact, check out the picture, which was sent to us by Evette who lives in North Florida and has been growing her own since 2008.

Sometimes it’s green, sometimes it’s purple.

Yet this versatile vegetable is easy to cook and a useful addition to many dishes. It’s also a good source of Vitamin C, as well as magnesium and phosphorous, which are useful in the absorption of calcium. And its mild flavour and ability to absorb the flavour of other ingredients in a meal make it an ideal vegetable for bulking up recipes and sneaking in extra veggies.

Bear in mind that kohl rabi is really at its best when “al dente” so don’t over-cook it.

Read on for top tips on buying, storing and cooking, and for a selection of kohl rabi recipes, including two excellent new contributions to the database from The Nearly Naked Veg Company:

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December Veggie-in-the-Spotlight: Kohl Rabi

9 11 2009

from mars?

Kohl rabi (or kohlrabi) is one of those vegetables that makes a regular appearance in veg boxes, but sits, unused, in the corner of the fridge until it slowly goes off.

Sometimes it arrives complete with its alien tentacles, sometimes it’s trimmed. Sometimes it’s green, sometimes it’s purple. Yet this versatile vegetable is easy to cook and a useful addition to many dishes.

This month, we got in touch with our old friend Angela at Wild Star Food to give us a couple of kohl rabi top tips and a recipe…

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Funny Hurried Yummy Summer Honey Kohl Rabi Stir-Fry

16 06 2009
yours in 15 minutes!

yours in 15 minutes!

Last night’s dilemma:

We have 30 minutes before we have to leave the house.

We’re starving.

Cue “Flight of the Bumble-Bee” and chopping for my life…

It was stir fry time!