Friday, March 13, 2009

Favorite foto friday

No kids or handsome hubby this week. However, I am going to post a picture of a very under utilized vegetable. The humble beet! Not the disgusting, mushy canned version but the yummy, beautiful fresh picked version. Aren't they beautiful!

Beet and goat cheese stacks
adapted from Delicious. magazine

5 round medium sized fresh beets

olive oil

herb goat cheese

3 tsp. heavy cream

1/4 c. walnuts toasted

1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil

1/8 c. balsamic vinegar
1/2 c micro greens

Slice beets in similar sized rounds, about 1/2 thick. Place on baking sheet with parchment paper or silpat. Drizzle with olive oil and season with salt. Bake at 350 for about 10-12 minutes until soft to touch. Set aside to cool. Beat together the goat cheese and cream until creamy and smooth, spoon into piping bag with no tip. Set aside. Toast walnuts in oven 3-4 minutes, watch carefully they will burn very easily! Remove and set aside. Mix together balsamic and olive oil, they will never mix together fully but that's fine.


Place one beet on plate, pipe goat cheese on edge first then pipe inside in circles. Repeat process until top layer is a beet. There should be 3 layers of beets and two layers of goat cheese. Spoon balsamic mixture around plate and garnish with walnuts. Finally top beet stack with a small amount of micro greens.

This is a really yummy and elegant appetizer that is fairly simple to make while still making a big impression on your guests!


Trish said...

Oh my...I love love love your site. I am bookmarking you for a return visit. I just saw you on another site and popped on over. You are such an artist in your food prep and presentation. I'll be back

Chef E said...

Nice, I was into beets once and did a yellow and red beet salad with crunchy egg roll wrappers and micro greens...maybe will do that again. I am starting to get back into wanting to plate like I did in the restaurants! So your near Hyde Park? Just curious where you are attending school? email me if you want!

Sara said...

These look so pretty - I roasted up some red and yellow beets this week and combined them with arugula, feta and pecans. Yum!

Mindy said...

Found you through another blog...

I just discovered beets as a food this year while living in France! It's strange that I never ate them before, but they've become a staple in our household...

Anonymous said...

Very pretty and delicious! I love beets and goat cheese and the combo is great!

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