Roasted new potatoes and spinach with bold spices. Easy to prepare. This recipe was created for the Ready, Set, Cook! contest.
- 12 small small red potatoes, cleaned and skin left on (about 2-inch diameter)
- 1⁄4 cup olive oil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons dry white wine
- 1⁄2 teaspoon ground coriander
- 1 teaspoon garam masala
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar
- 1⁄2 cup olive oil
- 1⁄4 cup red onion, finely chopped
- 2 cups baby fresh spinach leaves, loosely packed
- additional salt
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
- Place potatoes on cutting board and give them each one good whack with a meat mallet to crack them (or you could just prick them with a fork if you wish).
- Place potatoes in large bowl and drizzle with 1/4 cup olive oil and sprinkle with salt, tossing well to coat.
- Roast potatoes on shallow pan until tender, about 25 minutes depending on the size of your potatoes.
- Mix lemon juice, wine, coriander, garam masala and sugar in a bowl.
- Slowly whisk in remaining 1/2 cup of oil, whisking constantly to blend well and set aside.
- When potatoes are near done, heat lemon and oil mixture in a skillet over medium heat, just to a low simmer.
- Add the spinach and cook until just wilted, only a minute or two, and remove from heat.
- Place the potatoes in a large bowl and smash them with a fork (and knife if necessary), breaking them apart into coarse pieces.
- Sprinkle the red onion over the potatoes, then pour the spinach and vinaigrette mixture over the potatoes and toss thoroughly.
- Be sure to taste them and season with more salt as needed.
- Cover with foil and let stand about 5 minutes before serving.
Very easy to prepare, and the presentation is good. I used baby potatoes which I cut in half. The only change I made was to use dried coriander leaves as that's what I had. Next time I'd up the spices and cut back on the oil. Tastes pretty good cold, too.
We had mixed reviews on this one, my kids and I thought they were okay, but my guest thought they were great. Leftovers heat up beautifully!