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Monday, November 02, 2009

beet up






Beet this, beet me, all beet to hell - the list goes on and on and on but what does have an end is my ideas for beets. I hit a wall right out of the gate. I love beets, I love them roasted and boiled in borscht and in salads - I enjoy beets. So in honor of the non beet lover I hereby introduce you to beets. Pasta. It tastes just like pasta but its made out of beets. Funny thing about pasta - it typically tastes like pasta.



This is beet pasta made with a sous vide pumpkin ball and alfredo sauce. I copied the sous vide from 5star foodie. Pumpkin and calabaza squash is so good no matter how you cook it.




Rip the plate apart and all you have left is fettuccini alfredo, plain and simple - but with pumpkin balls and beet pasta.




Arrange it delicately and this is what you might get. I should have done a beet foam with a pasta foam and a pumpkin foam all wadded up into a cookie.

43 comments:

KennyT said...

Wow, this is innovative!

doggybloggy said...

kenny: yeah right...

Jenn said...

I love the color it. It's almost like a natural food coloring. Awesome job on the sous vide, too. I'd be intimidated to attempted such a thing. ;-D

snowelf said...

hmmm...interesting...

--snow

The Duo Dishes said...

You think of some good things. Good luck with this one!

Barbara said...

Great fun- we really like beets around here. Never have seen it in pasta form before. And I love the deconstruction.

5 Star Foodie said...

A beautiful presentation! Love the beet pasta and so glad you did the sous vide pumpkin, thanks for the linkback! Pondering your triple foam in a cookie idea :)

TavoLini said...

what pretty beet pasta! I like the colors.

buffalodick said...

Good photos- nice color contrast..

Tanya Kristine said...

that really IS innovative. and i'm one that HATES beets unless they're from a can...then i can tolerate them. theyr'e too frickin gardeny. debby, however, says they'er amazing raosted so i'm going to give them one more chance. like i did eggplant and now i love eggplant.

Lea Ann said...

Very "Interesting"... :-) Great fun.

Beth said...

I love the color too Dog, and I LOVE beets...cooked any which way, so I'm sure I'd like this. and look at your fancy little presentation...all top chef and shit!

;)

Leela said...

Very nice! Very nice! Christo's gone sous vide. :-) Hmm ... the competition is getting fierce. I'll tweet this post.

Marjie said...

My dearly beloved won't touch beets for love nor money. He says they look like purple road apples, and memories of his mother plunking them on plates next to mashed potatoes, and staining his potatoes, don't help. Interesting concept!

Jamie said...

Wow simply stunning! Amazing. Even I'd eats beets if this was placed in front of me.

teresa said...

that is some pretty pasta! i love beets too!

A Year on the Grill said...

a great effort... but it's still beets

Just telling it like it is said...

Is that beet pasta? I'm not a very experience cook? but looks great!

the ungourmet said...

How fancy schmancy is this!! Looks so good!

nora@ffr said...

this is very interesting!! love the color :)

CaptnRachel aka Tha Pizza Cutta said...

I'm not hot or cold toward beets really, I just haven't had a great reason to eat them but this pasta looks outstanding. If you were going for a bacon-and-egg look, I think you achieved it!

Anette said...

Strong colored pasta indeed! I'd love a plate of that, with the drama and all!

Joan Nova said...

wow...this is crazy, but in a 'good' way. I love the colors.

Nat said...

Thats just PRETTY !!!!!

Stacey Snacks said...

there's that food stylist again!
I love beets, roasted, pickled any which way.

Cucinista said...

Great recipes, great presentation, great post -- can't beet that with a stick.

Nutmeg Nanny said...

Oh wow beet pasta! Sounds innovative and delicious:) I love the color of the pasta too...it's so bright red and fresh :)

My Carolina Kitchen said...

Wow, you beets are gorgeous. My husband would love this.
Sam

Cinnamon-Girl Reeni♥ said...

Fall on a plate! So very unique. I love it - especially that gorgeous beet pasta!

Mark said...

Pretty, but I dunno! Unusual combo the Alfredo and beet.

Maybe though?!

Chef Fresco said...

How creative and beautiful!

Lele said...

That pasta is spectacularly beautiful.

Dhanggit said...

lovely lovely red pasta!!! you know what this would be perfect for valentine day :-)

Maya said...

SOOOO beautiful!!!

pinknest said...

Beet pasta! I never! Looks intriguing. And looks like the perfect Halloween dish, actually.

ARUNA said...

wow wat an innovative dish!!!!! Love the color n texture!

The Diva on a Diet said...

Love, LOVE that deconstructed plate, doggy! Wow, you're blowing my mind today.

Also, I'm in the beet lovers camp, so save me some of that pasta. :)

Katherine Aucoin said...

Only you could think of a way to coerce me into trying beets.

The Blonde Duck said...

They look like they have little hats!

girlichef said...

Holy shite, that's gorgeous!! I am so in love with beets! The pasta is out of this world, I have to give that a try. Only I don't have a machine and I do believe I'm far too lazy to do it by hand. Love the sous vide pumpkin balls, too :D

Christine aka Mistress of Cakes said...

I'm so in love with the colors! So beautiful!

Velva said...

Holy cow! This looks fabulous! What a great way to pay homage to the beet by making pasta-Everyone loves pasta. I love beets and I love pasta!

Damn creative.

Dawn said...

oh man look what I've missed! love this Dog.

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