Sunday, 17 February 2013

The singing swede !!! ( slimming world friendly)

When I heard of people cooking a swede this way it sounded so bizarre I didnt think it would work but hey for 80p for a swede if it didnt work not got much to lose.

The simple answer is it works and works very well, The nickname 'the singing swede' apparently comes from the noise it makes in the microwave when cooking the swede its sort of whistles...very weird I know...and this is the easiest most basic thing I have ever posted I dont think it could even be called a recipe! You dont need to prick the swede or even wash it as you discard the skin.

Singing Swede

1 swede

Place swede in microwave for 15 minutes turning it over halfway through

THAT'S IT!!

When cooked cut off the top and scrape out all the cooked swede and its done. (see picture for details)


I love that this is a super easy way to cook a vegetable no peeling, chopping, mashing its all done and I love plain swede with loads of black pepper as a side dish so enjoy and I know this is a bit of a daft post but was so pleased it worked thought worth sharing with everyone.


EDIT:  For my US friends a swede is known over with you as a rutabaga I believe xx





54 comments:

  1. it works and no messy pans or mashing or peeling or chopping. FANTASTIC thank you

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  2. Glad you like it! amazing eh?

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  3. do you have to pierce the skin to stop it from going bang?

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  4. No you dont its quite bizarre but it works :)

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  5. I love swede but find them hard work to peel and chop so I have been looking for recipes for cooking whole unpeeled swedes everywhere - thank you!
    Do you think it would work with celeriac?

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  6. I dont know but well worth a try let me know if it works :)

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    1. Hi I was hoping to use the mash to thicken a stew do u think it would work? Does it get really mush?

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  7. Jamie Oliver has a recipe for whole roast celeriac. I've bought one to try it xxx obviously you'll have to skip the gallon of natural olive oil he uses xxx

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  8. We roast celeriac and squashes whole when we are slow cooking other stuff, never used oil, just the bung it in and leave it be method. Looking forward to trying the singing swede.

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  9. I love it because I dont have to peel or chop which is almost impossible with Arthritis

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    1. will have to try this, I have given up butternut squash as I can't peel the skin off

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  10. are you sure it works because I want to do it but hubby says NO!!! if it ruins the microwave blah blah blah lol :) :) He has a point tho

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    1. I cooked one tonight and I promise you it works without explosions

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  11. I'm going to try this today. My hubby also says you cant do that so I will prove him wrong. I will repost when its done.

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  12. guess what... I have just tried this like I said I would... AND IT WORKED... So I have proved my hubby wrong and I'll be doing it this way all the time. So effortlessly cooked and prepared. Why didn't anyone tell me this years ago. Just pop it in the microwave, and I cooked mine for 20 minutes as it was rather big but all the same method. Get cooking people

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  13. Just doing one now, it is large though so have upped the time :)

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  14. Dont forget to turn it half way through cooking!

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  15. It's very good,and no it won't explode as it's had its roots and top pits chopped off,so it's not actually sealed all round.(the steam can escape,see hubby's don't know everything LOL) x

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  16. Just made this , fantastic ! no mess the swede wasn't watery ...brilliant

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  17. I am doing one as we speak/ well type!

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  18. I buy half swedes as small family does it work or does it have to be a 1 whole swede thanks

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  19. How long do you cook it in a 900 watt microwave please

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  20. Just about to try this for the first time, my mum is very sceptical.....!

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  21. I'm just trying this now, them I'm going to blend it into a purée for my baby ��

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  22. I haven't got a microwave do you think it would work in the oven for longer

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  23. I dont know if it would work as well in the oven but you could try it xx

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  24. I cant wait to try this got my swede ready

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  25. Did anyone try it out in a normal oven? I'm going to tomorrow! Thank you so much for sharing this tip :)

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  27. I've never heard of anyone tryng it in a normal oven I dont know how that would work out sorry but be interested to find out :)

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  28. Hi did anyone try this in an oven? I haven't got a microwave either lol

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    1. I'll give it a go and report back :)

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  29. Any update on the oven option?

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    1. sorry I havent tried it thanks for the reminder

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  30. In Scotland it's called a turnip �� but going to try this ��

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  31. ...and for English people it's a turnip!

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  32. And for Irish people it's a turnip!!

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  33. If you wrap it in foil it works in oven just needs couple of hours

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  34. a turnip is a turnip and a swede is a swede, they are the english names, brilliant idea, could work with all root vegetables I guess that are hard to peel?

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    1. I've not tried it with anything else but might have a go :)

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  35. Just cooked this for the first time and wow, it tastes delicious and so simple. Will never peel, chop and boil in water again!! Might have a try at Butternut Squash :-)
    Thank you for sharing Vicki x

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    1. I know!! I need to try with other veg too : )

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    2. I cooked one tonight for the first time omg so simple and seems to have a lot more flavour. Any other helpful tips Vickie

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  36. In the microwave as I type. Fingers crossed. x

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  37. Omg, love swede hate chopping, this is so weirdly fantastic, can't believe it works. Brilliant, thank you. Only one down side it didn't sing lol ��

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  38. Aww shame :( Happy you liked it I was amazed too !!

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  39. Lesley6 May 2017 at 14:39
    I cooked one tonight for the first time omg so simple and seems to have a lot more flavour. Any other helpful tips Vickie

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    1. Happy you like it! It's so easy isn't it ? :)

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  40. I love the color of swede when it is cooked :D This directions is great, can i preserve the dish in refrigerator for a week?

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    1. I'm sure it will be fine for a few days if you want to keep it longer maybe freeze it?

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