Monday, March 29, 2010
Ricardo ~ Beet Marinated Eggs and Spinach Salad~
It is no secret that I admire Ricardo Larrivée..his shows..his magazine ,his recipes..My favorite cake for a special occasion was gleaned from one of his magazines~ I have mentioned him numerous times here ~
This one,from his most recent magazine,does not disappoint..I am posting a bit early to give you time to pick up ingredients you might be missing:)
You marinate your beets and hard boiled eggs in a pickling vinegar for 24 hrs..together in the same jar..this is what gives the eggs their beautiful color and fanciful taste.
It's a perfect Easter Salad..Plus how gorgeous are eggs and beets marinating in a clear jar in the fridge with mustard and celery seed swirling around?♥
This issue is packed with great tips..tricks..photos and recipes~
He's going to have chickens again..Like Mary:)
First for the Beet Marinated Eggs
12 small beets
12 pee wee eggs
2 1/2 cups white distilled vinegar
1 cup water
1 1/2 cups of sugar
1 tbs salt
1 tsp celery seed
1 tsp mustard seed
1.Cook the beets in a pot in water ap 30mins or until tender.
Put in cold water and peel.
Put in a glass jar..
2.In a casserole place your eggs bring to a rolling boil and cover..remove from heat and let sit 12 mins.
Place in cold water to stop cooking..Peel the eggs and add to the beets that you have cut and placed in the canning jar.
3. In a pot bring vinegar ,water,sugar salt and spices to a boil.Pour over the beets and eggs.
Temper,close and refrigerate 24 hrs.
Cut the eggs in half to appreciate their beauty when serving~
And now the salad~
1/4 cup EVOO
2 tbps white wine vinegar..(I used white balsamic)
2 tbsps fresh snipped chives
1 tsp Dijon
1/2 tsp honey
1 garlic clove minced
salt and pepper
6 cups baby spinach
6 marinated eggs
6 marinated beets quartered.
In a bowl mix all dressing ingredients.
On plates..pace the spinach..top w/ beets and eggs..add the vinaigrette and adjust seasoning~
The vinaigrette is perfect~ I may add some nuts to garnish next time..
I think Spring is in the air~It's raining today..but this weekend..I did see green Spring~♥