Turnip tops, anchovies and orecchiette are a traditional combination. Broccoli is a perfect alternative for turnip tops.
I have never seen turnip tops in Belgium. They contain loads of vitamins and minerals. People who take warfarin or a similar anticoagulant have to be really careful. The combination can destabilize the anticoagulant treatment.
Clean 500-600 grams of turnip tops for 2p. I use the leaves and the stems. Chop and drain. Boil water in a large pan. Add 200 grams of ready made orecchiette and the turnip tops at the same time. Boil for 5 mins. Drain.
Chop and fry 4 garlic cloves in a drizzle of olive oil. Add 1 small can of drained aanchovies on oil. Stir. Add 1 table spoon of fresh thyme leaves and some chili flakes. Add the pasta and turnip tops. Mix and bake for a few minutes.
Serve with grated parmesan.