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  • Seasonal recipe No 10 – Baked beetroot with balsamic vinegar

    Posted on September 4th, 2009 charlotte 7 comments

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    Trish, who is Camel CSA’s veg box packing supremo, recommends this delicious way of cooking beetroot from Jamie Oliver’s Return of the Naked Chef.

    Preparation time: 10 minutes
    Cooking time: about 1 hour

    Serves 4

    Ingredients
    455g fresh raw beetroots, scrubbed
    10 cloves of garlic, unpeeled and squashed
    1 handful fresh marjoram or sweet oregano, leaves picked
    salt, freshly ground black pepper
    10 tbsp balsamic vinegar
    6 tbsp olive oil

    Method
    Preheat the oven to 200°C/gas 6. Tear off a strip of kitchen foil big enough to hold the beets in a parcel. If the beets are large, cut in half to speed up their cooking time; if small, use them whole. Place them in the middle of the foil with the garlic and marjoram, season generously with salt and pepper and then fold the sides of the foil into the middle. Before you seal the parcel, add the vinegar and olive oil. Scrunch or fold the foil together to seal at the top. Place in the preheated oven and cook for around 1 hour, until tender. Serve in the bag at the table.

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    6 responses to “Seasonal recipe No 10 – Baked beetroot with balsamic vinegar” RSS icon

    • …..what temperature for the oven please (electric)???

    • 200C

    • sorry…..can’t see for looking. Great recipe by the way.

    • Hi – is it necessary to peel the beetroot after roasting or can you leave the skin on(and eat it) ‘a la’ jacket potato?
      Thanks

    • It depends on the age of the beetroot. If they are young and tender, you can eat the skin, ezpecially after roasting as it’ll have more flavour. But most of the time, beetroot skin is quite coarse and tasteless, so I’d be inclined to take the skin off once the beets are cooked.

    • “Seasonal recipe No 10 – Baked beetroot with balsamic vinegar
      @ Camel Community Supported Agriculture” was a great article.
      If only there were considerably more personal blogs like
      this specific one on the actual online world.
      Anyway, many thanks for ur time, Ben


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