Ingredients: beetroot, chilli, raw and brown sugar, red wine, balsamic vinegar, black pepper, salt.
The flavours are slowly absorbed in long cooking, and release slowly on the palate. It takes you on a bit of a journey, a bit like a culinary roller coaster, and finishes with a slight chilli tease.
The flavour of the beetroot comes first, then the sugars, then the vinegar, then the chilli, but at no time can you taste them all at the same time. Bizarre!
The Chilli Beetroot is a perfect accompaniment to cold meat and charcuterie. A marriage made in heaven with ham.
Incorporate it in dark leaf salads such as red cabbage coleslaw, or rocket and baby chard.
Top a white mould cheese canapé with a generous chunk or add to a sandwich.