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Football! Week 13 – Beet Slaw Recipe

Ok, fine.  I didn’t exactly beat the beet in last week’s picks.  But I didn’t exactly lose.  And if you go back to the original rules, I said:

… for each game, we’re going to spin the produce –  if it’s pointing to the left, it picks the home team; if it points to the right, the away team.

If I do end up picking more games correctly than the produce, I’ll cook it and give you a great recipe.  If the produce does better, it will get a stay of execution and live to pick another week’s games.

See?  Oh wait… I guess I didn’t account for ties so I’ll invoke the “he who has the knife makes the rules” rule.

Since I won on technicality, I’ll give you a bonus – my basic roasted beet recipe.  When done, you can slice them up and use them in a salad.  I like to eat them whole like an apple (Boom Boom says “like a barbarian”).   The other recipe is for a terrific beet slaw I stole from Mark Bittman.  I never thought you could eat them raw, but this was very tasty.  A little tip if you eat a few of these in one sitting – when you go to the bathroom (1 or 2) you don’t have a medical condition.

Roasted Beets

  1. Slice off the greens if they’re there.
  2. Toss whole beets (with skins on) in some oil and put them in a baking dish
  3. Sprinkle with salt, pepper, and/or herbs de Provence
  4. Add ¼ cup of water to the bottom and seal with aluminum foil
  5. Roast at 350 for about an hour.
  6. When cool enough, peel with your hands.

Beet Slaw

OK, it looks like Doobie puked on a plate. Trust me, it's fantastic.

From the same Mark Bittman article I stole the Bahn Mi from a couple of weeks ago.

–       1 ½ pounds whole beets

–       1/3 cup mayonnaise

–       2 tablespoons lemon juice

–       2 teaspoons minced garlic

–       1 chopped shallot

–       ¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

–       pinch of saffron

  1. Shred beets.
  2. Whisk together mayonnaise, lemon juice, garlic and a crumbled pinch of saffron.
  3. Toss with the beets, shallot and parsley.
  4. Garnish: More parsley.

Week 13 Picks

This weeks guest is a banana – aka one of the main reasons I can’t eat 100% local.

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8 comments on “Football! Week 13 – Beet Slaw Recipe

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  2. alisonamazed
    February 11, 2012

    Wow that beet recipe looks good. Love ‘spin the produce’ – am not a football fan but you get my vote for most original recipe posting style. By the way, did you know eating raw beets can paralyze your vocal chords? Maybe a good idea if you’re watching SuperBowl! Hee hee hee.

    • thefoodandwinehedonist
      February 11, 2012

      Then we wouldn’t have been able to sing along with Madonna! Thanks for the kind words and for stopping by. The beet slaw is much much better than it looks. (btw, the banana recipe the following week is absolutely amazing)

      • alisonamazed
        February 11, 2012

        anything with bananas has my attention! I’m a veggie, I’m used to eating things that look like puke!

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    March 5, 2012

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