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Post: #14432 Andy Hamilton
Thu Mar 16, 2006 8:14 pm

Just been down to severn beach and picked up a load of baldderwack seaweed and some sea beet. Anyone got any interesting recipes for sea beet? I was thinking of making some spinach ramekins swapping the spinach for beet, but I always do this with beet and fancy a change.

The seaweed is just going on my potatoes as a mulch and some in a bucket for later use as a plant feed in case you were wondering :wink:
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Post: #14439 Shirley
Thu Mar 16, 2006 8:48 pm

http://www.reallywildfestival.co.uk/dem ... s.php?id=5 this sounds good!!!

Sea beet gnocchi

Ingredients

250 grams of sea beet leaves
250 grams of ricotta
50 grams of freshly grated parmesan (optional)
1 egg
Flour
Salt, pepper and freshly grated nutmeg
Butter

Method
1. Cook the sea beet in a large pan of boiling water for two minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water. Pick up the sea beet in your hands and squeeze all the moisture out. Chop very finely and mix with the ricotta, parmesan, egg, salt, pepper, nutmeg and a tablespoonful of flour. The more flour you add at this stage the easier the mixture is to work but the heavier are the resultant gnocchi. With practice you can leave flour out of the mixture altogether. Put the mixture in the fridge to chill for at least half an hour.
2. Bring a pan of water to the boil. Melt some butter in a heatproof serving dish or frying pan.
3. Sprinkle some flour onto your work surface. Drop teaspoons of the mixture onto the flour and lightly roll into miniature sausage shapes.
Drop a few at a time into the boiling water. Remove with a slotted spoon as soon as they float to the surface, drain briefly and transfer to the serving dish. Serve immediately or keep warm in the oven for up to half an hour.

actually... this website has a festival in Pembrokeshire.... early September... perhaps a possibility for SSISH meet??
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Post: #14443 Andy Hamilton
Thu Mar 16, 2006 10:33 pm

Shirlz2005 wrote:actually... this website has a festival in Pembrokeshire.... early September... perhaps a possibility for SSISH meet??


Yes, sounds like a plan.

The recipe sounds good, will give it a go tomorrow or Saturday and report back. Cheers :cheers:
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Post: #14682 ina
Sun Mar 19, 2006 11:06 am

Stupid question - what is sea beet?
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Post: #14689 Wombat
Sun Mar 19, 2006 11:23 am

Sea Beat (beet) - I thought it was some marine rock group......... :mrgreen:

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Post: #14700 Millymollymandy
Sun Mar 19, 2006 12:36 pm

I've read this thread twice as SEAT BELT. :shock:

Ina, sort of like spinach beet but grows wild on the seashore/sand dunes.

Is it salty, Andy?

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Post: #14722 ina
Sun Mar 19, 2006 3:36 pm

Ah, thanks. Wonder whether it grows on our coastline... It must be a bit salty, if it grows on the dunes - saves you adding salt!
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Post: #14767 Andy Hamilton
Sun Mar 19, 2006 8:16 pm

Not salty, just grows near the sea. It is the common ancestor to beetroot and perpetual spinach. As far as I know it only really grows in England and Wales and not scotland. Could be wrong though.
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Post: #14775 ina
Sun Mar 19, 2006 8:50 pm

Have googled a bit - it seems to grow in some small areas in Scotland.
http://rbg-web2.rbge.org.uk/celtica/Sho ... timab.html

At least now I know what to look out for! Looks very edible.
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Post: #15710 Dave
Mon Mar 27, 2006 12:00 pm

It was quite tasty - Had it in a curry, you could make a nice Aloo Dobi with it - (Spicey Spinach and Potatoes)


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