Wednesday, June 01, 2011

BBQ! Turnip Fries and Fish Packs

Happy June! Here are two quickies for the BBQ. I didn't serve these recipes together but they are both worth sharing.

Turnip Fries
Serves 3 -4


  • 1/2 medium turnip, cut into 1/4 inch fries

  • 1 tsp turmeric

  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon

  • 1/2 tsp cumin

  • 1 tbsp olive oil


  1. Heat oven or BBQ to high heat (425F)

  2. Cover a baking sheet with aluminum foil (shiny side towards the food!) and spray with cooking spray or drizzle olive oil and smear it around

  3. Toss the turnip fries with the remaining ingredients

  4. Spread the turnip over the baking sheet

  5. Bake for 10 minutes, flip the fries and cook another 10 - 15 minutes until crispy.

Fish Packs
Serves 4


  • 1 lb fish fillet, I used ocean trout but you could use any fish you choose

  • 1 tsp dried dill

  • 2 green onions, diced

  • 1 small thinly sliced zucchini

  • 1 tsp garlic powder

  • 1/4 tsp salt

  • 4 cups fresh spinach

  • pinch of nutmeg


  1. Heat BBQ to high heat

  2. Cut fillet into 4 portions

  3. Tear 4 pieces of aluminum foil, about 18 inches by 12 inches.

  4. Spray each piece of foil on the shiny side with cooking spray

  5. Layer ingredients as listed above, salmon, dill, green onions, etc.

  6. Close foil on top and one end.

  7. Toss in 1 Tbsp water into each packet and close the remaining end.

  8. Cook on BBQ for 20 minutes. This is for a fillet about 1/2 inch thick. If the fillet is thicker, add 5 minutes per 1/2 inch.

These were simple and very tasty! (I've got to start remembering to get pics of these delicious dishes...)

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