Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Moi's Beet-the-Band Throwdown

Somehow, Troll roped Moi from Bite the Apple into hosting the culinary throwdowns that he started. So, with a theme of beets, we have Moi's Beet-the-Band Culinary Throwdown. With this challenge in mind last week, I did a double-themed dish that I could enter in this challenge and Big Shamu's Dim Sum Sunday Challenge last week with a pumpkin/squash theme. Confused? I was the one that had to sort this out and put together a dish. And this is the payoff because all I have to do is put together a one paragraph blog and link the crap out of it. So, with out further gilding of the lily or fanfare, I humbly enter my Beet Soup in Roasted Acorn Squash for the amusement of all those who didn't make sport of it last week.

An extra bonus (and something that just hit me like a bolt of lightning in the middle of my large forehead) is that the beets are in fact, beet red. I'll take that one step further and call it Phillie's Red - Go Phils!!


Making Space said...

Argh, you lucky dawg. I'm just getting into these things, but I missed out on this one. Win one for the Gipper, or something...

h said...

I'm confused. But I liked the idea of the dish with the squash-bowl. Want to buy a Mike Schmidt (sp?) autographed golf glove?

moi said...

I love the idea of this soup and the way in which it is presented – that gorgeous beet red against the golden color of the squash. I am a soup-making fiend, so I will definitely be playing with this recipe. I think you're right: it needs something to kick it up and beets should definitely be a Top Chef Quick Fire ingredient. Working with the flavor was much harder than I thought it would be. So, Major points for: making a soup and presenting it so prettily!

h said...

Hey, in a couple of months you'll have an HONEST Governor! That's even better than a Phillies Win!

Jenny said...

Go Phillies! Go Phillies.

And, I'm not a fan of the beet, but this challenge has given me a new appreciation. Still, I murdered my beets.

sparringK9 said...

what the he...are you recycling a post? oh man. you are not going to get away with that. still -it is a good idea. kind of like the pumpkin soup in the little pumpkins only prettier.

good luck!

Buzz Kill said...

It's not about winning, it's how you recycle, I mean economize your cooking efforts.

Mike Schmidt, the world class golfer? I never liked him that much.

"Prettily" is my middle name. Let me know if you have any success in the taste department.

Troll (again)
In a couple of months we'll have a republican governor (if he doesn't have a heart attack before the inauguration). This is Jersey, there is no honesty in government.

You certainly did a Goodfellas on Chef Beet. And you keep watching those Phils - they'll be parading down Broad Street in couple of days.

What it lacked in taste it made up for in presentation. And ixnay on the recycle-ay. I will probably do it again.

Kymical Reactions said...

buzzy! fun idea, but i doubt i'll be trying it.

and I just want to add, I'm watching game 6, and it's not looking to be a game 7!!! GO YANKEES!

moi said...

I have chosen a winner. Pop on over when you get a chance.