Silver beet leaves are the only part usually consumed, but…if the stalks are cooked separately and thickened with whatever flavour you like,(Cheese, Maggi onion/mushroom etc.) you have another vege for the table. Cook stalks IN MINIMUM Salted water for about 10 mins, and drain some of this water over the leaves in a separate pot […]
The best way to cook both silver beet and rhubarb is by steaming it. Silver beet can be steamed over any strong flavoured vegetable, carrot for example, without affecting its flavour. The stalks can be cut into 6mm wide, 50mm lengths and sprinkled on the bottom of the steamer to let the steam in easier […]
Silver beet leaves are the only part usually consumed, but…if the stalks are cooked separately and thickened with whatever flavour you like,(cheese, Maggi onion/mushroom etc.) you have another vege for the table. Cook stalks in minimal salted water for about 10 minutes, and drain some of this water over the leaves in a separate pot […]
This is a useful way to use as little or as much silver beet as you prefer. I use 4 leaves of silver beet chopped finely, a batter mixture of 3/4 cup flour, 1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder, 1 or 2 eggs whisked, add flour etc., milk to thin and greens. Fry in a little […]
Silver beet stalks are edible and are nice sauteed in a little butter, with some S & P, or added to all sorts of things (e.g. soup, quiches).
Not sure if kids like it, but adults will do. Need a big pan with a lid. Cook chopped silver beet in a little water (cut off big stalks), chop a bit more then drain well. Separately cook 2 rashers bacon chopped (microwave) and cup full of chopped pumpkin (microwave). Assemble all in big pan […]
In answer to young mum whose children do not like silver beet I would suggest to make a thick white sauce with whole milk and add finely pureed silver beet or spinach. The creaminess hides that ‘teeth blunting’ feeling, serve the vegetable with mashed potatoes and a fried or poached egg. Try and add a […]
Young Mum wanted a recipe for silverbeet which her youngsters will enjoy. What follows works just as well with Spinach and is delicious. Here are the ingredients for a meal for four: 750 grams of silverbeet, 2 eggs, 6 tablespoons flour, 500 grams cottage cheese, 1/4 teaspoon salt, nutmeg, freshly ground pepper, and 1½ cups […]
Here’s a tip for spinach (which could also be used for silverbeet). Chop the stuff up finely as if it is parsley and sprinkle it in everything…muffins with cheese, quiche type recipes, sprinkle on spuds, add loads to salad, add to soups, casseroles. The flavour is negligible, but that iron goodness is incorporated into lots […]
Children prefer the taste of the coloured “Bright Lights” silver beet as it is sweeter tasting than regular silver beet. Looks more interesting too.