Hello, my dear friends! Hope everyone is doing well? Today, I am going to share with you, one of the most amazing beetroot recipes I have ever tried. Baby Beetroot Poached in White Wine. Yes, my friends you heard me… beetroot poached slowly in a white wine.
I was pleasantly suprised. I love summer, not so much of the heat, in fact I can’t stand the heat. Summer for me, is the foods that you can prepare. So fresh, light and healthy. Beetroot is one of my favourite vegetables. There is so much you can do with beetroot to make it taste so amazing. Gone are the days of store-bought jars of pickled beetroot which is always served as a condiment/side dish at a braai. My dear fellow South African’s there is more to Koo Beetroot, I can promise you.
All you need is the right herb or spice to turn a plain vegetable into something that is spectacular. Even better… cooking a vegetable with another vegetable or fruit or fruit juice and in this recipe… wine is just another better way of adding flavour.
I can’t take full credit for this recipe, however, I by chance stumbled across it on Good Food website. Just think beetroot slowly simmering a way in a white wine. This is the reason my friends, why I find this recipe so intriguing. I actually thought, BOOM this has to be amazing! I was naturally inclined to think that a good red wine will go well, however a good earthy white wine really enhances the flavours of the beetroot without taking away too much of their wonderful earthy flavours.
In this case, I used a Sauvignon Blanc from Botha Cellars. A really good friend of mine suggests a Chardonnay Pinot Noir! I am itching to give it a try. One of my favourite Chardonnay Pinot is from the Spier Signature Range. The perfect combination of strawberries and yellow apple undertones would pair perfectly with this recipe. So watch out for an update on this article. 🙂
….and viola my dear friends… we have the final product!! Served to you… poached baby beetroot in Sauvignon Blanc with a mustard cream. Hope you enjoyed this as much as I did. Please feel free to comment or ask question. I love to hear from you!
Enough talking – I am sure you are itching to try out this recipe. So here it is…