19 March 2008

Roasted Melange of Potatoes a la Valerie

Roasted Baby Potatoes
Look at these little beauties. I discovered these tri-coloured potatoes at one of our local markets. This is a dish I make all year but this time around I parboiled the potatoes and them finished them off in my BBQ. This cuts back on the time in the oven or in this case the BBQ and consequently in the kitchen as well. I just love these simple dishes!!I had to have a fancy name for this simple offering to make them seem special. I served them with Hamburger a la Stroganoff....wink...wink... what an easy mid week meal.



What they lack in complexity they make up for in flavour!!

**Roasted Baby Potatoes**

1-1/2 lbs small red potatoes (in this case a mixture)
2 tablespoons olive oil divided
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves, finely chopped
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese
3 cloves garlic, minced

Preheat oven to 425F. Coat baking pan with spray or foil.

In bowl toss potatoes with oil, salt and pepper, transfer to pan. Roast turning once until tender, about 40 minutes.

Meanwhile combine, basil, cilantro, Parmesan and garlic with remaining oil. Toss roasted potatoes with basil mixture. Transfer to serving bowl.

Serves 4

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22 comments:

  1. I like the way you use herbs in this dish Val. Interesting combination of cilantro and basil.

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  2. You are the potato queen, Val! I never paired basil with cilantro, but why not? I'm sure it tastes fantastic, as I love both of those flavors. Something I need to try!

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  3. Yumm I don't think these potatoes need a fancy name to make them seem special!

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  4. You're a huge potato lover aren't you val? :) I love them too and this recipe sounds easy and delicious.

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  5. More purple potatoes...Barney would be delighted with all the purple about!

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  6. I make this kind of thing all the time in the summer. Yum! And my recipe that's up for the day (chocolate covered strawberries) would be a perfect spring/summer complement.

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  7. Yum, yum, yum. I'll just bet those 'taters' made a wonderful accompaniment to the main dish of Hamburger a la Stroganoff LOL. This recipe would be great with those little fingerling potatoes that I ate when I was in B.C. one summer!

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  8. I love the abundance of basil! I fix roasted potatoes quite frequently, but never tried them with basil... Thanks to you, my roasted potatoes are getting an update! I'm definitely fixing your version from now on! Thank you!

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  9. Lovely, simple but flavourful.

    I'm very jealous of you being about to get such interesting produce!

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  10. That looks so good! I hope they have baby potatoes at the market when I go today!

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  11. This is the greatest recipe I've seen today. It is simple and it looks delicious. If there was a Nobel for simple food, it would've been yours by now :-p

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  12. Cilantro! Good idea! Did you find out if you have CSA up there? But it sounds as if you already have a great source of sweet baby vegetables!

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  13. I've had my fair share of roasted potatoes, but never with basil and cilantro! What a great idea!

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  14. I've never turned down a potato.

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  15. Hi Val, wow oh wow what stunning posts here I have been reading after playing catch up from my recent illness.

    You found purple potatoes Val I have been looking for these myself for ages!! I just love my potatoes too and I so love your roasted baby potato recipe :)

    Rosie x

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  16. Those potatoes look good with all of the fresh herbs and cheese and garlic.

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  17. If only I could reach into the screen and pull one of those delights from that dish!

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  18. The potato queen strikes again! Looks simple and delicious

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  19. *swoon*

    Is there anything better than potatoes? These look sooooooo yummy!

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  20. That looks delicious! Baby potatoes are the best!

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  21. Im just discovering all the varieties of potatoes. I prefer them roasted like this.

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