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Guys, I've got a recipe that says to use canned beets. I've never seen them in the UK. What are they? Could somebody tell me?
 

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Beetroot.
I don't recall seeing them canned in the UK but fresh are easy to find.
 

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Guys, I've got a recipe that says to use canned beets. I've never seen them in the UK. What are they? Could somebody tell me?
 

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Canned beet root. Comes whole and sliced (most common). If all you can get is fresh, you would have to peel it, and boil till almost tender to substitute for canned. (assuming the cooking time is not long enough to cook it) The juice in the can if included in the recipe could be substituted by the cooking liquid from above. If you are going to use the cooking liquid I would just cover the beets to use as little as possible so it picks up as much flavor as possible.



By the way the juice can be used for for coloring.
 

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Maybe confusion is caused because the Brits call what we and I think going on my knowledge of Popeye cartoons, the US call Spinach, SilverBeet. English Spinach is a different critter.

Fresh cooked Beetroot is an absolute joy. There are numerous ways to cook but one of my favourites is wrapped in tinfoil, baked then served with chives and sour cream ... just like a baked potato. Top notch tucker but when you peer into the toilet bowl in the morning its best to remember what you ate the night before. Scared the daylights out of me.

I am curious to know what recipe requires canned beetroot.
 

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Fresh cooked Beetroot is an absolute joy. There are numerous ways to cook but one of my favourites is wrapped in tinfoil, baked then served with chives and sour cream ... just like a baked potato.
That is my favorite way to eat beets too, delicious. I usually get a few from my garden, but this year the slugs got to them too much.

I have seen salad recipes that call for canned beet.
 

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Pickled beets are great on salads and then I use the brine to pickle hard boiled eggs. Yum.
 

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Rutabega is a member of the turnup family. Beet is part of the beet family.
 

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As I'm bilingual (English & American), I can assure you that a Rutabaga is a Swede, sometimes known as a Swedish Turnip.
BTW what has this got to do with sailing? :D
 

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It makes all the difference in the world if your boat is crewed by people of extremely northern european extraction. :D
 

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Maybe confusion is caused because the Brits call what we and I think going on my knowledge of Popeye cartoons, the US call Spinach, SilverBeet. English Spinach is a different critter.
Now my Aussie is a bit weak but English Spinach and American Spinach are one and the same. Siverbeat, sometimes known a Perpetual Spinach or Spinach Beat, is Chard or Swiss Chard.

Veggies are bad enough - English vs American nautical and mechanical terminology is enough to drive you crazy.

Edit: I just discovered that Chard is called Spinach in South Africa. Confused yet?
 
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Dolphin is Mahi Mahi. a fish not a mammal. Flipper is a Bottle Nose Dolphin, a mammal.
 

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Now my Aussie is a bit weak but English Spinach and American Spinach are one and the same. Siverbeat, sometimes known a Perpetual Spinach or Spinach Beat, is Chard or Swiss Chard.

Veggies are bad enough - English vs American nautical and mechanical terminology is enough to drive you crazy.

Edit: I just discovered that Chard is called Spinach in South Africa. Confused yet?
The stuff that Popeye slurps looks to me more like Chard than English Spinach. Down here we call Chard Spinach, English Spinach is called just that. We have both.

See the pic. The White and Red Silverbeet are Chard, known in Oz as Spinach.

 
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