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#899 A beet

I found a beet at the supermarket.

It looked fresh and had fine leaves. At first, I wondered if I could make a dish with it and then I found a recipe right besides the beets. It was a salad recipe. I thought I could make it! So I bought the beet.
For me, beets are famous for borsch. And it reminds me of an Ukrainian lady who cooked borsch when I lived in the US.

Slicing the beet

As I was slicing the beet with a slicer, my hand got red and felt something weird. Because it seemed as if I had cut my finger with the slicer and was bleeding. Of course, that was just my imagination. So, I sliced it very carefully. Actually since the beet was very juicy I spilled a little bit of the red liquid on the kitchen counter.

A Beet salad

Then I put the sliced beet into a bowl and added a pinch of salt, vinegar and black pepper and mixed them. I also added some sliced carrot.
The taste was not bad, but it was a bit earthy. The red pink color was beautiful.
I sauted the beet’s green leaves with bamboo shoot, carrot, pork meat and abura-age. It was good.

In my opinion, Japanese are not so familiar with beets.
I miss the Ukrainian lady’s borsch with sour cream.

Small joy!!(2017.5.11)


↑a beet salad recipe


↑I sauted the beet’s leaves

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2017-05-17 | Posted in English2 Comments » 

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 yoko | 2017.05.18 0:11

ビーツ、うちのほうのスーパーじゃ、見たこともないわ。
買う気がないから、見損ねてるのかもしれないけど。
ビーツのサラダ何て、お洒落ね。
といいつつ、味もどんな味か、分かってないんだけど。。。
次はぜひ、ボルシチと作ってみてください。
nakoさんは、よくお料理をするのかな?

nako nako | 2017.05.18 12:37

ビーツサラダは「土」っぽい味がました。
カナダ人から”earthy”を教えてもらったんだけど、まさにそんな感じ。カッコいい表現だよね。
きっとボルシチは、サワークリームで”earthy”さを打ち消しているのではないかしら?と思いました。
ビーツ料理はとにかく色が綺麗。手が真っ赤になるけどね。

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