Tuesday, 10 August 2010
Beetroot bloody beetroot
Apparently beetroot sales in Britain are up 10% this year. Unfortunately I think most of that is me, having beetroot inflicted on me week after week by my veg box scheme.
The problem is that I opt out of potatoes in my box, so every week they have to come up with something else to fill in the gap. And the "something else" is beetroot or carrots. If I ask to skip carrots this week I get beetroot and vice versa. I am running out of ways to eat them both, although I generally find carrots more versatile.
This really delicious ham hock terrine, with spicy beetroot relish was excellent, and definitely to be repeated, but it used hardly any beetroot. Some of the leftover relish was very nice with potato cakes, made from the leftover peppered potato and cauliflower.
I've also made beetroot gazpacho following this recipe, but using a lot more beetroot!
And these beetroot fritters, which I ate with some of my home made labneh.
All of these dishes were delicious and nutritious and worth knowing. But dear god I wish the beetroot would stop.