Tender and buttery steamed beets are tossed with a simple sherry vinaigrette and topped with pumpkin seeds and feta cheese.
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I wanted to try some beets because I've learned how good they are for you, but when I tried a piece (peeled, raw), it had a musty flavor to it. How do you cook them or what can you do to them to get rid of that musty taste? All the recipes I looked at on the internet (besides Rouxbe), said how good they tasted. What I tasted wasn't so good.
Common ways to cook beets are to simmer, steam or roast them. For the best flavor, choose beets that are firm and relatively small in size with no bruises. Older, larger beets tend to be woody and bitter.
Check out the lessons in the cooking school on Submersion Cooking Methods and How to Steam vegetables. We also have a Roasting Vegetables lesson in the pipeline, so stay tuned. In the meantime, here is a good link with more information on beets. Cheers!
I've tried beets boiled, steamed, and baked. I've tried young beets, older (larger) beets, and they all have a musty or earthy flavor. Some people don't notice this, or they are not put off by that flavor. I am. Sooooo, the other night, I peeled some beets, cut them into slices, and steamed them for 15 minutes. I then let 'em cool. I used a plastic container and added 1 chopped clove of garlic, a tbl of dried onion (didn't have any fresh at the time), the beets, and then added LaMaison Organic Lemon Ginger Sesame Dressing. I put the lid on and shook up all the ingredients and let it marinate in the refer for about an hour. It was fantastic .
I may be missing it, but I don't see what to do with the shallots after they are eminced & the chile after it is diced. Are they sprinkled on w/ the pumpkin seeds, feta, & parsley during the salad assembly step? Thanks for your time!