Bella’s Salad from Bella Beach (Trump International Beach Resort)

The Chef: Kurtis JantzThe Restaurant: Bella Beach (Trump International Beach Resort)The Dish: Bella's Salad

Ingredients for Bella Beets:

10 oz. beets, peeled and cut into small cubes1/8 cup balsamic vinegar2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil1/4 tsp. salt1/4 tsp. cracked black pepper

Method of Preparation:

-First, marinate the beets with all the ingredients inside a plastic bag, such as a food saver. Seal the bag.

-Then, place the bag with the beets in simmering water. Let it cook for about two hours.

-Lastly, chill the beets completely.

Ingredients for Red-Zin Vinaigrette:

2 oz. bella beets1/8 cup beet juice from Bella Beets1/8 cup red zinfandel wine, simmer to reduce by half, cooled2 Tbs. red wine vinegar1 Tbs. shallots, minced1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil2 Tbs. spring watersalt and pepper, to taste

Method of Preparation:

-In a high speed blender, add beets, beet juice, reduced zinfandel, red wine vinegar and shallots. Puree it until there is a smooth consistency.

-While the blender in on, slowly pour in olive oil and water. Season to taste with salt and pepper.

-The vinaigrette can be made up to one week in advanced if stored in an air tight container.

Ingredients for Salad:

8 oz. baby arugula3 oz. red zin beet vinaigrette (see recipe)sea salt, to taste8 oz. bella beets (see recipe)2 oz. high quality goat cheese1 oz. pistachios, out of shell and toastedmicrogreen sprouts, for garnish

Method of Preparation:

-To assemble the salad, drizzle the red-zin vinaigrette over baby arugula. Then, add a sprinkle of sea salt.

To Plate:

Spread a little vinaigrette on the plate for decoration. Then, add a bed of the baby arugula salad, the cooked beets, goat cheese, pistachios and microgreen sprouts. You can also serve grilled lobster tail, shrimp or chicken.

Serves: 4

Serving Suggestion: Calm Waters Cocktail

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Note:

Take a printed copy of the recipe to the restaurant and receive 10% off your total food order. (Valid with the purchase of an entrée one month after the air date.)

Bella Beach (Trump International Beach Resort)18001 Collins AveSunny Isles, FL 33160305-673-3873www.bellabeachclub.com