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Beetroot wedges with a balsamic & orange marmalade sauce

on 05/01/2010

Divine & alternative beetroot!

Yummy food!

I am sending this dish over @ my friend’s Brittany’s blog over @ Real Sustenance for Seasonal Sunday’s! Just click onto the link & you will found out more about it!! You can take part too!

Recipe: For 2 persons with a lot of hunger
Ingredients:
600 gr of small-sized beetroot, with skin, tops & bottoms intact
1 large white onion, peeled & finely cut up
60 ml of a good balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon of EVOO, a fruity one
4 sprigs of fresh thyme, rinsed, only the leaves
3 tablespoons of orange marmalade ( I use Mac Kay’s Dundee orange marmalade )
grinned fresh black pepper
Maldon sea salt
Method:
1. A few hours before dinner, precook the beets. Boil for about 20 to 30 minutes until the beetroot are tender on the inside. Prick with a test pin or knife to see if they are well cooked. Drain well & let cool completely.
2. Just before dinner, put plastic hand gloves on before you are going to peel the cooked beetroot. Be careful because everything will turn purple & will stain!! Wipe the stains right away! After peeling, cut into wedges. Set aside.
3. Now, make the sauce. In a cooking pot, heat the EVOO. When hot, add the diced onion. Fry for about 2 to 3 minutes & stir frequently. Add the rinsed thyme leaves & fry further for 2 minutes. Add the balsamic vinegar & the orange marmalade & stir well. Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes & add the cooked beetroot wedges. Stir & cook with the lid on for about 2 to 4 minutes until the beetroot wedges are heated trough. Taste. Add some seasoning according to taste.
4. The sauce will be slightly reduced. I served it alongside cooked potatoes & a pork chop.

Enjoy!!
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87 responses to “Beetroot wedges with a balsamic & orange marmalade sauce

  1. I love beets! This recipe looks great!

  2. Anna says:

    Wow…. lovely colors, great combination balsamic and orange. Must yummy. Happy New Year Sophie.

  3. Cheryl says:

    Ohh I love beets, but never have had the guts to make them from scratch, these look lovely!

  4. The balsamic and orange marmalade sauce sounds fantastic with the beets! Happy New Year!

  5. zurin says:

    Ive never seen beetroot look so good and beautiful!

  6. theUngourmet says:

    Wonderful recipe! I love the vibrant color of beets!

  7. Michelle says:

    Sophie these look divine!!! Things are back to normal and I am so thankful! xoxoMichelle and the kitties :)

  8. Delicious recipe Sophie! I'm always trying to think of good ways to prepare beetroot! :D

  9. Daily Spud says:

    I've been cooking beetroot too this week! Still have some left, so I think I know what I will be making next :)

  10. Trissa says:

    I used to hate beetroot as a child until I tasted fresh ones cooked properly. It makes a big difference – your recipe looks so refreshing.

  11. My husband loves beets but somehow I never get around to making them for him. You've inspired me. Thanks Sophie.Sam

  12. Happy New Year Sophie…Betts always look so good, just wish I liked them!

  13. Junglefrog says:

    Strangely enough; while I love beets I have never actually made them…! This looks delicious

  14. Beetroot is something I never cook with. There's no particular reason, I dont dislike it, but I wonder something… after eating it, does it give you vampire teeth? I've always wondered lol.Wonderful looking dish, a great way to add colour and excitement to a plate.

  15. Nicisme says:

    My husband would love this as he is a beetroot lover.Happy New Year Sophie and all the best for 2010!

  16. Pam says:

    My beet loving husband would really love this dish.

  17. j'aime bien les betteraves c'est une bonne recette à noterbonne soirée

  18. Koko says:

    Oooh, beets with orange marmalade! That sounds soooo good. I happen to love beets too!

  19. looks great adore the color

  20. KiraAJ says:

    MMMM beetroot! This recipe looks delish Sophie!

  21. Barbara says:

    I love beets, Sophie! And pickle them in the summer, making a salad with them. Nothing is better than just plain beets with a little butter too. And I've made beets with orange sauce for holidays.Think I will try your recipe next because I like the combination of balsamic vinegar and orange marmalade.Super recipe!

  22. Love the sweet and sour combo! Looks great!

  23. Joanne says:

    I'm still coming around to beets, as I wrote in my last post. This will be a great recipe to get me on the bandwagon!

  24. Ellie says:

    What a lovely sauce to go with the beets!

  25. Dawn says:

    sophie you're so good about eating your veggies. beets are so good for you, I'm not that found of them but should be because of the high iron content

  26. Jo says:

    Hi Sophie, happy new year and what a great recipe to kick start the year. I want some!

  27. Thanks for showcasing a new way to do beets! Never tried that flavor combination before.

  28. grace says:

    what a very kind thing to do to beets–i'm sure they've never been happier! the sauce is amazing, sophie–nice job!

  29. Velva says:

    I love beets! They way that you prepared them gives me lots of new ideas. The addition of marmalade really sends it over the top. Nice!

  30. Oh yum, this recipe just looks so tasty and not something I've had much around here. Must try.

  31. Carolyn Jung says:

    Count me in as a beet fan, too. But never thought to use orange marmalade on them. I can see how that would work, though. Citrus goes so well with the sweetness of the beets. An inspired choice!

  32. Debbie says:

    Looks delicious Sophie. I've never had this before. Oh your pancakes look terrific too!..Yum!

  33. I love beets too, great flavours in this dish!

  34. Cathy says:

    Balsamic vinegar and orange marmalade on beets is genius. I would LOVE this flavor combination.

  35. I am a big fan of beets! I grow them in my garden every year and will have to file this recipe away for harvest time.

  36. Valérie says:

    Mmm, what a great side-dish! YUM!

  37. Claudia says:

    I've been looking for a way to use this amazing orange marmalade I have – into a sauce – and here you are! Perfect timing and gorgeous recipe! thanks.

  38. Donna says:

    Oh this sounds delightful and I love the gorgeous color. Great pairing of marmalade and balsamic!!

  39. Olive ♥ says:

    Hi Sophie :)I love the color of this dish.. I have never tried beetroot before although I see some in the grocery store..maybe it's time I give it a try..thanks for sharing as always..Happy 2010 to you and your love ones!

  40. Gulmohar says:

    I like beetroots..Interesting way to cook them..Thanks for sharing :-)

  41. Anne says:

    I've never had beetroot like this, sounds heavenly and looks delicious, will have to buy some marmelade in now!

  42. Gloria says:

    I love this Sophie look really awesome, and tatsy! gloria

  43. Kevin says:

    his would be a great way to enjoy some beets! I don't have them nearly often enough.

  44. Pierre says:

    bonjour sophie Beetroot are very inspiring for me !! i love to coock them and Soon I will post one of the recipes I did recently !! Paris is very cold but surely less than Brussels !!Cheers Pierre

  45. KennyT says:

    Beet room + Oranges = harmony!! Love this dish!

  46. Hi Sophie,I am Koko's mom, Evan. Just wanted to tell you that I made your beets with balsamic and orange marmalade for dinner tonight and we all loved them. Lovely new side dish for us, thank you for your recipe. I really enjoy your blog!

  47. Sophie says:

    @ all of you, my foodie friends: Thanks for stopping by & leaving such lovely comments, especially you, Evan, Koko's mum! I was really touched by your sweet comments!

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    • Sophie33 says:

      Hey there,
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