An elegant salad featuring three kinds of roasted beets, served with a Granny Smith apple gelee, black truffle vinaigrette and a chervil garnish.
Courtesy of Chef Matthew Stowe
Black Truffle Vinaigrette
Golden Beet Chip
Garnish & Assembly
Preheat oven to 375ºF (180ºC).
Place red beets in the centre of 16” (40 cm) piece of foil.
Sprinkle with a little olive oil, salt and pepper. Fold to form a packet.
Repeat with golden and Chioggia beets.
Place packages on rimmed baking sheet; roast in 400°F (200°C) oven until fork-tender, 1 hour. Remove from oven and cool for 15min. in foil.
Wearing rubber gloves, peel beets; cut into ¼” (5mm) thick slices.
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and whisk until combined.
Whisk together goat cheese, sour cream and lemon juice until very smooth.
Transfer to a piping bag and place in the fridge until ready for use.
In large pot, heat oil to 290ºF (140ºC).
Using mandolin, slice beets 1/16” (1.5mm) thick, fry 4 min. until crispy, do not allow to brown.
Remove from oil, drain on to towel lined tray, season with salt, reserve.
Bloom gelatin in ¼ cup (60mL) cold water until soft.
Heat apple juice and lemon juice until warm, not boiling, add gelatin and stir to dissolve.
Pour mixture out onto a large plate with a rim.
The mixture should be 1/3″ (8mm) thick on the plate.
Place in the fridge until set.
Remove and cut into 1/3″ (8mm) cubes, reserve.
In a small sauce pot combine beet slices, water, vinegar, sugar and salt.
Bring to simmer and cook until fork tender.
Puree in a blender until smooth, puree should be sauce consistency.
Add egg whites and blend until incorporated.
Pour liquid onto silicone lined sheet tray and spread evenly to form a thin layer.
Place tray in 180ºF (80ºC) oven for 90 min. or until dry and crisp.
While still warm, peel from silicone and store room temperature until ready to use.
Toss each colour of Roasted Beets separately with 2 tbsp. (30ml) of the Black Truffle Vinaigrette.
Pipe Chevre on to plate as desired.
Arrange the mixed beets on the Chevre, garnish with Golden Beet Chips, Apple Gelee, Beet Wafers and chervil.