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Jul. 24th, 2008 | 05:46 pm
posted by: porcupinetie in csashares_wi

I haven't had beets in a really long time, so I wasn't sure if I'd like them. I decided to try them with a very simple, minimal preparation. I steamed them until soft, and ate them with a bit of butter, salt and pepper. They were tasty. I couldn't get over how they tasted like corn, but with a completely different texture. Why would a grain and a root vegetable taste so similar? Oh, and who is not impressed by their brilliant colors!

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from: aetrix9
date: Jul. 26th, 2008 02:03 am (UTC)

If you don't mind firing up your oven, you can roast beets with herbs and there V good.

However, my favorite? Lipstick roll (sushi). I use the fine grater to make a pile of beets. I rinse them with rice vinegar, squeeze them dry, add a little pinch of sugar and salt and roll the whole wad into the middle of a sushi roll! It stains the rice, making the color bleed out a bit. I don't quite know why they're called lipstick roll.

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