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Old 07-12-2011, 02:33 AM   #1
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Raw baby beets

I got to pull about 8 baby beets (about 1 to 1-1/2 inch dia.) today. We grated those, added slices of fresh red onion, lime-infused olive oil, basalmic vinegar, juice from one small lime, more "plain" olive oil, freshly ground black pepper, and sea salt. With a small grilled tenderloin steak each, and swiss chard and beet greens sauteed in butter, S&P, and freshly grated parmesan on top, the raw beet "slaw" hit the spot for supper (lunch for my DH) before we left for NY. What is your favorite way to eat raw beets? A friend of mine likes to add grated apple, but we didn't have any apples.
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Old 07-12-2011, 02:59 AM   #2
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I eat them shredded for extra crunch in salad or juice them. I still prefer them cooked, just steamed as is with greens and all.
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isn't raw beet kind of grassy? even after roasting for an hour, the grassiness is still there. I can only eat it pickled and in soup
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:23 AM   #4
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Grassy? I've never thought of beets as grassy. I love fresh beet juice...and love them anyway I've eaten them--in Borscht, pickled, freshly grated, juiced, roasted, boiled...my mom always has to have lemon juice on her beets, perhaps that would neutralize the "grassy" flavor. Interesting.
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I think a good sweet red beet has a nice earthy aroma. Shredded beets seem to go well with a marinade that includes bay leaf and cloves.
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I'm waiting for the golden beets to be ready...they went in after the red beets. Do you powder the bay leaf or do you remove it before serving? I use fresh bay (my bay tree is doing wonderfully! It has sent out so many new leaves, it is really amazing).
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Baby Beets are great steamed with the leaves. Served with a warm balsamic vinegarette!
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But steamed beets aren't raw <g>.
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But steamed beets aren't raw <g>.
I know, just mentioning they are nice that way :p
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I agree, but 8 was not worth turning on the stove and using electricity during peak TOU hours.
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