Raymond Blanc cured spiced turnip with swede recipe on Kew on a Plate

Raymond Blanc cook a tasty cured spiced turnip with swede on Kew on a Plate.

Raymond says: “Curing turnips and swede in a salt and spice mixture creates a few small miracles. It extracts the water, which changes both the texture and the flavour; and it creates an extraordinary canvas of sour, sweet, acidity and spice.”

The ingredients are: 450g turnips, peeled and thinly sliced, 200g swede, peeled and thinly sliced, 6 juniper berries, ground to a powder, 2 cloves, ground to a powder, grating of mace, 1 heaped tsp sea salt, pinch caster sugar, pinch cayenne pepper, 3 tbsp duck fat, 1½ tbsp Chardonnay vinegar and 1 tbsp gin.