A few weeks ago I harvest a couple of rather large beetroot from my Aquaponics system. You can read about the harvest here. I decided the best way to make use of such a large amount of beetroot was to pickle it. A quick google search later and I had found a recipe I wanted to try. It took quite a few hours to boil the beetroot untill it was soft. Eventually it got there and I sliced it up, cooked up the pickling juice and threw it into some jars.
Now that I have tasted it, all I can say is that it is a fantastic recipe. It is not super sweet like the store purchased beetroot and has a beautiful flavor. Mildly acidic and full of flavors that come from boiling the spices in the vinegar. It is so good that it was enjoyed by non-beetroot fans! You cant get much better a recommendation that that!
- 4 Large Beetroot
- 3/4 Cup Water
- 1 1/2 Cups White Vinegar
- 3/4 Cup Sugar
- 1/2 Teaspoon Peppercorns
- 1 Bay Leaf
- 2 Cloves
- 1/2 Teaspoon Mustard Seeds
- 1/2 Cinnamon Stick
- 1/4 Teaspoon Salt
- Wash beetroot thoroughly and boil in water until tender.
- Cool and remove skin. (Either by hand or with a knife.)
- Cut beetroot into slices or julienne strips.
- Place all other ingredients into a saucepan and bring to the boil.
- Simmer for five minutes and then strain.
- Pack beetroot into hot sterilized jars and top up with vinegar mixture.
- Seal and store in a cool place.
That’s all there is too it! It’s that simple.
I found this recipe on the www.bestrecipes.com.au. If you enjoy the recipe please head over the website and give it a positive comment. A big thanks to Kaye for sharing such a great recipe. Finally, I am in no way affiliated with www.bestrecipes.com.au, nor do I know Kaye, I am just sharing a great recipe.
By Ryan Sevelj