Beets with Parsley Butter

  • 6 medium size fresh beets, about 1¼ lbs.,  tops removed 
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh basil, or 1/2 tsp. dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped parsley

Cook beets in boiling water until tender, about 25 to 35 minutes. Drain, cool slightly, slip off skins, and trim off tops. Cut into 1/4 inch thick slices and place in a saucepan. Add butter, basil, salt, and pepper, and cook until heated thoroughly. Turn into a warm serving dish and sprinkle with chopped parsley.

Many thanks to Keeshi + Photo and Twisted String for their photography contributions