Rutabaga Turmeric Mash

1 4-pound rutabaga

3 tablespoons unsalted butter

3 tablespoons 1/2 & 1/2 or heavy cream

1 teaspoon turmeric

Kosher salt and ground white pepper

Using a sharp knife or vegetable peeler, peel the outer fibrous layer from the rutabaga. Cut the rutabaga in half, then lay it on its flat side to continue cutting into spears, then cut into 1” chunks. Place the rutabaga in a medium-sized bowl and cover with about 3” of water. Place a dinner plate atop the bowl to seal in steam, and microwave for 10 minutes. Remove bowl to counter and cover with a kitchen towel to continue steaming, about 10 more minutes, until fork tender. Drain. Add butter, cream, and spices and mash with a potato masher until desired consistency, some chunks are OK. Serve immediately. 

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