Serves 2, Preparation 10 mins, Cooking 25 mins
180 g Spaghetti
100 g packaged smoked salmon
EVOO - 3 tablespoons
a knob of unsalted butter
2 sage leaves
half an onion
Salt and black pepper, a pinch
1 stale beetroot bun to crumble, for garnish
Cut the beetroot bun...
Beetroot is a great addition to buns or breads in general. Its slightly sweet aftertaste just fits perfectly here as it is not sweet-overwhelming and a savoury filling just calls for these cute pliable small round pinkish buns. My filling for them is butter and smoked salmon with fennel leaves...
Covid meant we couldn't buy Beetroot so I used the last jar up last week. Wife went to a new fruit n vege shop owned by a guy I drink with occasionally. A nice guy so we will support him in his new shop. Wife came out and said they have Beetroot! Shall I buy some? Hell yeah.
So I'll boil it up...
Gravlax is a perfect appetizer on its own, you can also enjoy in salads, sandwiches, but my favorite is with rye bread, cream cheese and onion.
- Natural sea salt, 1 cup
- Sugar, 1cup
- Coriander seeds, 2 tbsp
I have to say that this recipe looks amazing when served. The colour is fantastic and the texture spot on. But I am a little disappointed by the lack of flavours coming through. Perhaps it was the fact that I was lacking in fresh beetroot? My weight was just under the 500g required and my...
Gravadlax is probably one of the simplest cured foods you can make. For the basic cure, all you need is equal parts sugar and salt. Here I've added raw beetroot which gives the salmon a dramatic colour. Liquorice is a good pairing with beetroot, as is any aniseed flavoured spice.
Here with dill...
Shpundra is an intriguing Ukranian dish of pork belly slow cooked with beetroot and fermented beetroot juice (kvass). This recipe has something in common with Shpundra except that it has added spiciness from Hungarian paprika and in place of the fermented beetroot it uses tamarind to add a...
Beetroot gives this lamb curry a dramatic colour and thickens the sauce. The slightly sweet earthy beetroot taste works well with the tender lamb. Mango powder is an important spice here - its acidic flavour offsets the sweetness of the beetroot. You could substitute tamarind paste if you can’t...
If it has greens of some kind, it can be made into a pesto. I like how the red parts of the greens manifest as subtle color variations in the pesto. As with any pesto, feel free to replace the walnuts with any other nut and the Asiago cheese with any other hard cheese. But, don't mess with the...
Its a tried and tested trio which has a pleasingly alliterated title: deliciously creamy burrata with intense balsamic and earthy sweet beetroot. The finger lime ‘caviar’ adds refreshing bursts of acidity. Serve as a simple starter. I’m not prescribing quantities of ingredients for this recipe...
And another in the series of cold soups that I have been exploring this summer due to the hot weather we have been experiencing.
This is actually a very nice and refreshing soup that is easy to eat despite the weather. It is so nice and easy that we are actually making it again.
One thing I will...
I’ve never been a fan of overly sweet pickled beets. The only kind I like less are the bland, tasteless ones I usually get on Greek salads served by less authentic restaurants around here.
I’m surprised by how many beet pickling recipes call for massive amounts of sugar. They apparently don’t...
Beetroot works surprisingly well in curry. The slightly sweet earthy flavour of beetroot contrasts well with aromatic spices and chilli. Mango powder is a lovely addition here as its sour notes offset the sweetness of the beetroot. This recipe uses pre-cooked beetroot - the sort sold in...
This is an easy dish to make if you have ready-cooked beetroot. You can use the cooked beetroot sold in the supermarket (not pickled). The magical transformation of plain pasta to a dramatic pinky red is great fun. You can use any shape of pasta you like. I used giant Paccheri Rigati because it...
3 small/medium beets
1/2 large parsnip
avocado oil, to coat
cracked black pepper
salad greens, lightly shredded to bitesize, if needed (used were baby greens, so I didn’t shred).
2 radishes, quartered
2 slices red onion, chopped
maybe an ounce or two of soft goat cheese
Beet & Turnip Hash with Runny Eggs
1 pound beets about 4, peeled and diced
1/2 pound turnips about 2, peeled and diced
Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 small onion diced
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
4 large eggs...