It’s time we bring to your attention some of our rhubarb recipes. Although known and used for its medicinal purposes since ancient times, rhubarb made its glorious entry on people’s plates in the Victorian era (yep, in England). And from then on, it took the kitchens of the world by storm.
This sturdy fellow was considered to be a fruit and even today, some still see it in this way. Its leaves are poisonous, but the reddish stalks are a whole different story with their tart taste and crunchy texture. And it’s a scientifically proven fact. Rhubarb can act as real medicine by having antimicrobial effects. So why don’t you buy yourself a bundle of rhubarb and start cooking some rhubarb recipes?
8 Rhubarb Recipes for Main Dishes and Desserts
Rhubarb is a unique vegetable, known for its sour stalks. It has lots of health benefits, being rich in vitamins and antioxidants and known for fighting a series of diseases. Oh yeah, and you can make a terrific mousse out of it. You can easily make it at home, so try it and let yourself be surprised.
Say hello to the mighty rhubarb, again! This time in a delicious vegetable soup where it is costarred by lentil. Vegetable, but not vegetarian, because we flavored it with chicken stock. For a creamier experience, better serve this soup with a tablespoon or two of heavy cream.
In the mood for a hearty dessert? Let’s try the milk rice pudding. It’s a classic. Only this time we want to upgrade it big time. This is why we’ll top it not only with sweetened strawberries but also with an irresistible rhubarb and red wine sauce.
We deem this sweet treat as a special one and we’re not the only ones in doing so. Indeed, people should use the sour-sweet mineral and vitamin-rich rhubarb stalks more often (no leaves allowed!). Here, we included it into a Bundt cake. The result was “wow!”
This lovely-looking cheesecake makes for a great creamy dessert. Rhubarb strips’ sour tang is a welcomed addition to the cake’s sweetness. Its mascarpone and whipped cream filling, upgraded by juicy pineapple, is rich and refreshing.
Pork tenderloin is tasty meat on its own, but you can definitely enhance its savor by using the right ingredients aside! For example, rhubarb can bring a whole new flavor to your steak! Same as green apples, rhubarb has a sweet and sour taste which complements really well the pork meat.
Rump steak is one of the best cuts the almighty beef has to offer. Finding a nice side and sauce for serving it’s not an easy task though, but we think we have that all covered. Serve it next to some fried potatoes, with a touch of spices, and some grain mustard for flavor. As for the sauce, we have tried a new one, with cranberries and rhubarb, and a touch of red wine, which perfectly balances their sweet flavors!
When we’re talking pies, you know that the crust has its vital importance, but the filling gives everything a variety of flavors and textures. Check out this strawberry and rhubarb filling for your next delicious pie bites.