Sunday, June 15, 2014


Difficulty Level: Intermediate


3 large beets (about 1 pound)
1 medium onion
2 tbsp maple syrup
1 big orange
1 tbsp soy sauce
thumb-size piece of ginger
2 tbsp oil fresh thyme pepper salt


Squeeze a big orange. This should make for 1/2 a cup (scant) orange juice.

Peel a medium onion and slice it in half-rings. Peel and grate a thumb-size piece of fresh ginger. Add 3 bay leaves to a pot of water and boil the beets for about an hour. Check them for readiness and let them cool off.

Pour 2 tbsp syrup in a bowl. Add the orange juice and pour 1 tbsp soy sauce in there. Stir until the syrup has dissolved. This could take a minute or so.

Heat 2 tbsp oil in a stir-fry pan (wok) and sautee the onions for 5 minutes, until soft but not brown. Add the ginger and cook for an additional minute.
Add the beet slices and stir fry for 2 to 3 minutes.  Pour the orange/syrup mix in there. Season with a good pinch of black pepper and salt. Strip 2 or 3 thyme sprigs and add the leaves. Simmer the beets for 5 minutes over low heat - then enjoy.

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