two for one

Posted by on September 7, 2011 in cook, photograph | 2 comments

This is just another quick non-recipe post, but it was so delicious, I had to share. I picked up some beets on my way home last night, and they came with the greens attached. Growing up, we always had a vegetable garden, and I remember one year in particular, there were a lot of beets. I don't have any fond memories of beet greens, but I know we at them. A lot of them. I didn't want to be wasteful with my beet purchase, so I figured I'd eat the greens too. It turns out that beet greens are really darn good, and now I'm bugged that there weren't more greens on my beets! 

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hmm, still working on my lighting issues for night time food photos. I will figure this out!

I had some wild-caught yellowtail, so I sliced it into inch-thick little steaks. I just seasoned them with sea salt and pepper and topped them with some finely minced shallots. I chopped up the beet greens and also tossed them with some olive oil. I put everything in my cast iron skillet and roasted it at 450 degrees for around seven minutes. I garnished the fish with a dash of ponzu sauce and some snipped chives. Simple and delicious! 

The beets themselves also got the roasting treatment. I par boiled them first, just so I wouldn't have to leave the oven on so long.

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They, too, were tossed with olive oil and salt and pepper. I saved them to use in a simple salad for tonight's dinner.

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Natural daylight is so much easier! I think I am getting the hang of this!

It's just baby spinach, beets, slivered onions, sheep's milk feta and an olive oil/balsamic dressing. Mr. Heylucy hates beets, so I haven't been buying them, but he may have to learn to live with them in the house. I think I'll sneak him some beet greens and see how he reacts. Don't tell!


  1. Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing this on Chowstalker!

  2. thank you so much for your early Aug blog post about healthier eating habits and paleo/ primal eating. It really struck a chord with me – I’ve now been fully primal for 5 wks, lost 9lb and my fibromyalgia pain is 90% improved. Its made such a difference to my life. I’ve even got some lacto fermented sauerkraut brewing on the bench! (from ‘Nourishing Traditions’ by Sally Fallon, really great book)

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