I always wondered how to give kohlrabi a bit more sex appeal.
I mean I loved my mother's homely kohlrabi with cream sauce and roast potatoes, but this good old German meal is rather heavy and not too fun. My new favorite alternative is to roast kohlrabi slices in the oven, then build them into towers with a Mediterranean or a Thai stir-fry. Instant sophistication. Sweet potato slices are a nice addition too.
2 kohlrabis, each cut into 4 slices
1/2 sweet potato, sliced
1/2 Spanish onion, chopped
1 clove of garlic, chopped
a small piece of ginger, chopped
a small piece of chili, chopped
1/2 green bell pepper, chopped
2 teaspoons of fresh (or frozen) cilantro, chopped
salt and pepper to taste
2 twigs of lemon basil
Oven roast the slices of kohlrabi and sweet potato at 200°C for 20 minutes.
Stir-fry the chopped ingredients in a pan until they soften and begin to fill the kitchen with a mouth-watering scent.
(For the mediterranean stir-fry replace the ginger and the cilantro with tomato, rosemary and thyme).
Pile up little towers and decorate the plates with the basil sprigs. The basil isn't just decoration, it gives an amazing flavour to the dish.