Preparing Roast beetroot
A really simple and delicious way to cook beetroot. The sweet and mellow flavours complement roast chicken perfectly.
- 6 beetroots, unpeeled
- 3 medium unpeeled red onions
- 4 unpeeled whole garlic cloves
- 4 tbsp olive oil
For the glaze
- 50ml/2fl oz vegetable stock
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 sprigs of thyme, leaves picked and chopped
- salt and freshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 180C/360F/Gas 4.
Place the beetroot, red onions, garlic, sprigs of thyme and olive oil in a medium-sized roasting tray making sure that the vegetables are well coated in olive oil.
Roast for an hour and a half, until the beetroot feels tender. Peel and slice the cooked vegetables and put to one side.
To make the glaze, place the roasting tray on a medium hob flame and deglaze by adding the stock, balsamic vinegar and the chopped thyme
Bring this to the boil making sure to stir until the liquid has reduced to a syrupy consistency. Season.
Arrange the beetroot, red onions and garlic neatly on a warmed serving dish and cover in the glaze. Serve immediately.
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