Originally Posted by Andy M.
Your husband is a wise man with a discerning palate.
Give it another try - beetroot is a fabulous vegetable, especially when home grown and roasted or boiled.
In a salad, beetroot, finely diced, with lots of dill and an oil (which doesn`t shout "look at me") is glorious as a starter with other "mezes".
Served with game, like hare or venison, it is org****c, as a purée, it is fantastic. (!!!!!) The earthy taste and natural sugars/acid cuts through and compliments the meat perfectly.
Red cabbage with beetroot is great as a basis on which to put pan fried/roasted Duck breast and makes a fantastic main course. Also, beetroot and Orange soup with sour cream quenelles or sour cream and horseradish quenelles, garnished with chives make a great starter.
* beetrot crisps
* beetroot (hot) with melted butter and shaved parmesan
* buttered beetroot with celery
* beetroot in orange sauce - serve with game
* beetroot (sliced and hot) with butter and mint
* beetroot croquettes
* beetroot jelly
* beetroot and orange soup
* the classic - beetroot soup
A very great vegetable with lots of possibilities.