Thursday, 16 June 2011

Gorgonzola, Walnuts, Green Beans and Beetroot

I fucking love Gorgonzola; it’s what cheese should be!  Pure and simple it’s creamy; addictive, heart attack food on a plate.  In short I could eat it all the time…

The problem is I’m trying to be healthy at the moment and there in lies the rub.  I still want the good shit! It’s not that I’m trying to lose weight, just that I’m trying to just eat better DAMN YOU!

Eating more veg is high on my priority list but at the end of the day I still want something tasty.  So this is my kind of compromise.

I forget where I first saw this recipe, it’s an old one though and one I’ve not cooked for a long time.  The only thing I’ve changed really is to glaze the walnuts with a salted honey caramel. 

I sort of got the idea from a meal I had with stealth chef Ollie Harridge.  Slightly different to his dish and far less precise but good all the same! 

Start by getting your Gorgonzola out to allow it to breath and get up to room temp.  Boil your beetroot till tender, blanch your Green Beans and cool under the tap.

Arrange some walnuts on a sheet of baking parchment.  Make some salted honey caramel by adding two tbsp of honey to a small pan and caramelise.  Then add a healthy pinch of salt… (you may want an adult to supervise you at this stage)

Drizzle it on the walnuts and leave them alone to cool.  Thinly slice your beetroot, arrange it with the other ingredients on the plate and you are done!

French Beans
Honey and Salt for the Caramel


  1. Love it too- though the piccante always makes the top of my mouth itch... A plate of this, a glass of pink wine and a good hunk of bread and I'd be the happiest camper around.

  2. Spot on with the Pink stuff, though definitely something bubbly in my mind!