Last week I bought some beet at the supermarket. However, when my husband went about preparing a smoothie, he said, hey this is not beet! I was like, what do you mean? Sure enough, this little thing is most certainly not a beet. I had no idea what it is, but tasted it and decided that it’s not something you eat raw or put into smoothie.
Finally I got around to doing some sleuth work, and determined that my little infiltrator is a rutabaga. Then I googled around for a recipe.
I cut the rutabaga in chunks, along with potatoes, carrots and onion. I added in some spices, bay leaves and pepper.
After they are cooked I pureed them in my blender. I prefer my soup a little chunky.
I like my soup a bit chunky, so I went easy on the blending. Then I heated it again in a pan, adding a bit of cooking wine and salt, to final adjust the taste.
I topped it with some scallion and shredded asiago. It was very delicious!