How to Make Spicy Sauteed Beets with Mustard and Lemon



Adjust your seasonings according to personal taste and the quality of your beets in this recipe. We're sure you’ll agree this dish is deliciously light and a beauty to behold on the plate!

Ingredients

  • 4 or 5 medium beets
  • 2 T. peanut oil
  • 1/4 t. mustard seeds
  • 1 small chili pepper, slices into thin rounds
  • Pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1 T. minced cilantro

Steps

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    Scrub beets well.
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    Cover with water in a saucepan and bring to a boil. Lower the heat and simmer, covered, until tender – about 20 minutes depending on the size of the beets.
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    Drain and let beets cool before sliding off their skins. Chop beets into half inch thick wedges.
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    Heat the oil in a large skillet or wok over high heat. When the oil begins to smoke, add the mustard seeds, covering to avoid splattering. Once seeds stop sputtering, add chili pepper slices and stir once before adding beets and salt.
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    Toss to coat with oil and then cover and let beets steam over low heat for another 5-6 minutes.
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    Remove from heat and place in serving dish. Toss with lemon juice and cilantro. Serve warm or cold.

Tips

  • Serves 2.

Things You'll Need

  • Vegetable scrubbing brush
  • Saucepan
  • Sieve or colander for draining
  • Large skillet or wok
  • Serving dish

Sources and Citations

  • Original source of article, Eat. Drink. Better, a creative commons website aimed at bringing food from the farm or garden straight to you table.

Article Info

Categories: Salads