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.

10 comments:

kat said...

I have a feeling my husband is saying the same thing as I keep buying beets at the farmers market...

Jude said...

How about Nigella's beetroot cake?

The Cat's Mother said...

I prefer potatoes! The beetroot fritters do look tasty.
I'm a fan of grated beetroot, gently stewed in butter with 1 tsp red wine vinegar as a side dish with pork etc. Can use up 1 beet per person as well!

maybelle's mom said...

alright, i am beet obsessed--beet in the frosting, beets in pierogies and beet and chocolate cake. I love to find a kindred spirit.

Foodycat said...

Kat - tell Matt I sympathise!

Jude - it may come to that. The last beetroot cake I made was quite good.

Mother - I will definitely try that as a side dish. It sounds lovely.

MM - I haven't tried beetroot pierogies! That sounds good.

mscrankypants said...

I know I can say I'd never get sick of beetroot, but I probably would have weeks ago and been hurling them at passers by.

I'm hankering for a piece of maybelle's mom's beet and chocolate cake.

Debinhawaii said...

You are very creative with your beetroot! ;-) The gazpacho looks especially good--I had not thought of using beets for gazpacho before.

Foodycat said...

Cranky - that cake does sound good.

Deb - you should try that recipe, it's very nice!

Foodjunkie said...

I can't help but wonder what your toilet experience is with all that beetroot :-) !!!!!

Foodycat said...

Jo - confronting, if you don't remember! I have had a nasty shock a couple of times. Must be cleansing though...

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