Beetroot

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maggie-

Beetroot

Hi Lindsey

I've been given some beetroots from a kind neighbour.I don't know what to do with them? I don't like the beetroot in vinegar, so no pickling pleeze! I like the look of a choc and beetroot cake but we're a bit caked out and on a health kick.

Do you have any exciting recipes? I'm prepared, I know it could get messy!

And how long should I boil or roast them for?

Thanks

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Welshcookie

Beetroot

One of the most delicious vegetables!

Have you tried them boiled and served hot with butter? In a gratin/dauphinoise? Borscht?

There are loads of recipes around. I always cook them in a pressure cooker and don't forget the rubber gloves when you skin them.

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Gerry

motr beetroot

Good idea from welshcookie. I also roast them; Nigel Slater likes to add a little dash of balsamic at the end. My favourite is pink salad: cooked beet with mayo (or whatever you like). Nice with fish, prawns etc. Enjoy.

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maggie-

Beetroot

Thank you

Welshcookie, I don't have a pressure cooker.Have googled...am going to try boiling with butter,I've never eaten beetroot just plain, simple and hopefully delish.I think I'll roast a chicken tomoz.Will do on the hob for an hour or so till tender?

Gerry, I have smaller beets which are good to roast? Similar timing? I've found a recipe for a mackeral and beetroot salad.

I hope the kitchen does'nt turn pink tomorrow!!

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maggie-

ps...Beetroot

If anyone has any recipes they would like to share...I do have quite a few to use up. Thanks

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Welshcookie

Beetroot

Not sure they need an hour if they are garden size, that is not huge.

Twist off leaf stalks some distance from the beetroot or they will bleed. Wash gently, do not cut off root.

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maggie-

Beetroots

Ok.No,they are not supermarket huge. Next size up from a squash ball.I'll keep my eye on them. Thank you for the advice. Quite looking forward to cooking them tomorrow!

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Gerry

beetroot greens

Are delicious, nicer than spinach; steam lightly.

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Lindsey, Food Editor

Beetroot

Hello Maggie,

In our house we have a couple of ways we like to eat beetroots. Roasted and served with goats cheese and rocket leaves. Either roast them whole, washed and drizzled with olive oil until tender, then rub the skin away before chopping them into wedges or peel and chop them into chunky pieces and roast them with olive oil and thyme until they are a bit charred.
When the weather is sunny we like to eat them raw. Peel and grate the beetroot then mix it with olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper (sometimes I do it with lime or orange or balsamic vinegar. Or you can do finely chopped shallots or spring onions instead of garlic.) Then leave it covered in the fridge for at least 2 hours but preferably overnight. This salad works with lots of things such as smoked fish or cold cuts and I love it on toasted granary bread or warm crisp baguette. It keeps for several days in the fridge too.

Best wishes

Lindsey

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Essex Girl

Beetroot

I love it boiled and eaten cold with salad but also re-heated in the microwave as an extra vegetable. Lindsey - I've never dared peel raw beetroot but would love to make coleslaw with it. Does it make a mess?

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maggie-

Beetroot

Brillant Lindsey,thank you.lots of lovely choices.I will definitely have a bash at those.

Operation beetroot.... about to commence! :)

PS love the cookery skool vids,nice manicure.

 
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