My mother-in-law is out for a short visit which means a flurry of cooking new recipes- easy to eat, flavorful, and easy to cook. This is a very simple and very tasty recipe that a friend and I came up with last week. For those of you who love to cook, you can appreciate how much fun it is to have a creative partner in the kitchen- the ideas just keep popping and the end result is always delicious. This is the first of a few recipes we’ve enjoyed over the last few days, and which you’ll get to enjoy yourself soon. I heartily encourage you to experiment with what you’ve got in your kitchen. Don’t be afraid, just have fun!!
Pan Roasted Beets with Feta and Pickled Ginger
Serves 6 as a side dish
6 medium beets, peeled and cubed
4 oz feta cheese
2 tablespoons pickled ginger, chopped finely
Preheat the oven to 350. Peel and cube the beets. Place the beets in a small roasting pan, or on a cookie sheet that has a piece of parchment on the bottom. Drizzle a little olive oil (2-3 tbs) over the beets, and gently stir until all the beets are covered. Roast in the oven until the beets are fork tender- about 45 minutes. Remove to a serving dish. Crumble the feta over the beets, add the finely chopped pickled ginger, gently combine, and voilá- a lovely treat for your tastebuds. How easy was that?!?