so I read like three million recipes for roasted beets. I had roasted beets recently in Newport at the Hyatt, and they were AMAZING! I had no idea what they did to them though. I thought maybe some balsamic but I think I was wrong. Most recipes said to either roast on a baking sheet uncovered, or wrap each one in foil, or place them all in a casserole dish and cover. Some said to put olive oil and/or salt and pepper. Some said to cut them first, some said to keep them whole. Also they all varied in temperature to cook them at. I decided to keep them whole. gave them a good scrub. Wrapped each one individually. Put in oven at 425 for 1 hour. When I took them out the skins peeled right off and turned my hands hot pink while peeling! I diced them up. They tasted delicious! I decided to toss with a bit of olive oil, and then put wrapped in the foil and put in oven for another 2 minutes. The balsamic was a silly idea. I liked them a lot better before balsamic. I also sautéed the greens in olive oil. we weren’t crazy about them though, too bitter. served with oven fried honey balsamic chicken.
CSA eats! beets, starring in oven chicken with roasted beets