Thursday, September 22, 2011

Beetroot - and the story goes on

Last night was soup night and since I am still covered in beetroot, yes you guessed it, beetroot soup was on the menu. It is easy to make - just like any other soup - but the colour again was amazing. The taste was quite sweet and I thought it needed a lot more seasoning but Terence was quite happy with the pure beetroot taste of the soup.

I boiled a big beetroot (and I mean big) until tender. Chopped it into cubes. Sauteed onions, garlic and celery until translucent and added a cubed potato and the beetroot along with vegetable stock. Brought it to a boil and simmered until the potato almost broke down. Pureed it in a food processor and returned it to a clean pot. Added salt and herbs and served with a dollop of cream. Denis Cotter served his soup with cabbage and vodka (don't like cabbage apart from red and used all my vodka for my blackcurrants). The result was a sweet and earthy soup that was perfect for the windy and wet evening we had last night - sat in front of fire and slurped happily.

We still have some beetroot left, so will have to find some more ideas and recipes. Any ideas?? Let me know.

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