Smoke Roasted Beet Salad
No joke, this might be one of the most flavorful dishes I have ever made! This recipe is all about the beets…Fresh beets, not canned. Red and golden beets are washed and trimmed and placed on a charcoal the grill for indirect grilling. Add wood chips to up the smoke flavor. Smoke roast for 45-60 minutes until fork tender. Let the beets cool for 10-15 minutes. Peel and slice the beets and pour 2 tablespoons of the smoky golden raisin vinaigrette over the beets. The beets will absorb the dressing while still warm. Beets can be added to the salad warm after slicing. I let the beets sit the in the golden raisin vinaigrette in the fridge and served them chilled. If you make the beets ahead of time this is an easy and quick salad to pull together. Toss the salad greens with some of the golden raisin vinaigrette. Now build you salad with your favorite ingredients. I used goat cheese, walnuts, dried cranberries, and pancetta crumbles. Drizzle some additional dressing over the salad and add the chilled beets. Golden Raisin Vinaigrette: Add 1 cup of golden raisins, 1 shallot, 3 garlic cloves, ¼ cup champagne vinegar, ¾ cup of water to a food processor and mix. Then slowly add the olive oil when the processor is running. I made the dressing smoky by smoking the raisins, shallot, and garlic during the first 10 minutes of smoking the beets (see picture). I served the salad with smoke-roasted salmon seasoned with mustard, lemon zest, and dill. Spread a “thin” layer of mustard over the salmon. The mustard adds flavor and helps the lemon zest and the dill stick the salmon. Add salt and fresh cracked pepper. Indirectly grill for about 25-30 minutes depending on the size of your salmon.
The salad can be prepared ahead of time and grilling the salmon is quick. Enjoy!
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Thecheesecanbe smokedonagasgrill if youmakea smokerpack. Iused the charcoalgrill.
Youwillneeda cedarplank, camembert cheeseorabrie (soft creamy cheese), pepper jelly, and1-2 jalapenos.
Place theplankon thegrill for1-2minutesa side.Youwill see somegrillmarksand youwill start to smell the aroma of the cedar plank. (See thegrillmarks in the picture).
Spread the pepper jelly on the cheese. Slice the jalapeno in half, remove the seeds if you like it on themildside,andarrange jalapenosliceson topof thecheese.Slice the jalapenocrosswisewith the seeds if you like it spicy.Place the cheese in the plank. Place the plank on the grill (indirect heat) no flame under the plank. (See picture).Add a fewwood chips to the charcoals.Use smoker pack if using gas grill.Cook about 10minutes until the cheese becomes soft.Some of the cheesewill start to ooze out.
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