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Beetroot - how do I cook it?

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FeelingLucky Sat 06-Sep-08 14:37:46

Thread title says it all.

TIA smile

fruitymum Sat 06-Sep-08 14:44:47

roast in double thickness tinfoil with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, margoram and crushed garlic - yum - a la Jamie oliver

policywonk Sat 06-Sep-08 14:44:58

Scrub it, top and tail it, roll it in a bit of oil and salt/pepper, roast it at about 180 degrees for about 40 minutes, eat with a dipping sauce of creme fraiche and a little creamed horseradish (or dip into houmous)

Boil it in water until tender and add it to a salad with feta, onions and green leaves

policywonk Sat 06-Sep-08 14:45:30

I'm not touching your quinoa thread though <yuk> grin

Habbibu Sat 06-Sep-08 14:45:39

There's a really nice recipe for grated buttered beetroot - hang on...

savetheplanetdontiron Sat 06-Sep-08 14:46:45

quarted and roasted with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of something like herbes de provence. use the roasted beets in salad (use strong leaves like baby spinach), goats cheese and walnuts

great in really slow cooked casseroles especially rich beef ones. the kids eat it like that (they would not touch goats cheese and walnut salad natch grin)and have no idea they are eating something so purple.

bon apetit

Habbibu Sat 06-Sep-08 14:48:29

Here, saved me having to type it. And I normally don't like beetroot. Am coming round to quinoa, despite slagging Aitch off for the very same.

mabel1973 Sat 06-Sep-08 14:59:05

steam it, as it is for about half an hour (depending on size of the beets). Once it's cooked the skin will just slide off really easily.
Then do what you like with it.

I have had it with orange segments and goats cheese v nice.

AbbeyA Sat 06-Sep-08 15:02:25

I just wrap in in foil and put it in the oven when I am cooking something else. It is probably about 40 mins. When cold the outer skin just peels off.

FeelingLucky Sat 06-Sep-08 17:53:49

Yummmeeee, didn't know there were so many ways of cooking beetroot.
As it's my first time, think I'll just stick in oven when I make my stew tomorrow and have it in a salad next week.

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