Fresh beet recipes?
- zorra Sep 27, 2006 08:22 PM
We'll be getting beets from the co-op next week. I liked canned beets when I was a child, but I have never eaten fresh beets. I know I could just bake them, but do you know some more interesting things to do with them?
why not make a hot borscht soup? if it's getting cooler where you are, it might be a nice soup for autumn!
In the new October edition of Bon Appetite there is a recipe for beet gnocchi with rosemary. It looked interesting. recipe should be up on Epi. before too long.
Or a cold borscht. I made one last week and it was delicious--and easy. It's from Bittman's How to Cook Everything. Essentially you peel and grate some beets and onions, and mix them withater and lemon juice, salt and pepper, if I remember correctly. When it's chilled, you serve it with a hot boiled potato and a dollop of sour cream. It's delicious without the potato and sour cream too.
Bake them and use in salads:
Beets, goat cheese, walnut, lettuce and walnut or lemon vinaigrette
Smoked fish or leftover beef, cucumber, horseradish cream
Just dress it with a little dill or caraway, lemon juice and olive oil
Bake it and cut it up for side dishes:
glaze with sugar and orange juice
beet sour cream and dill
part of a roasted vegetable medley
Make Red Flannel Hash
Boil, steam or bake them and then toss in Balsamic vinegar - yummmm.....they last for a long time if the frig that way - we often dress a dinner plate with a beet or two.....people who swear they hate beets love them