Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Recipes - Jamie Oliver's Potato Salad

This is my all time most favourite ever potato salad, Jamie Oliver's Potato Salad!  It's not a typical potato salad as it does not have a sour cream/mayonnaise based dressing with bacon, egg, shallots or corn (that's my idea of a traditional potato salad anyway!)  It combines some of my favourite flavours; lemons, capers, pepper and has a very typical Jamie Oliver feel to it.  Serve with smoked or poached salmon, or enjoy on its own.

Ingredients
600g baby potatoes, halved
1 lemon, zest and juice
1 tbs red wine vinegar
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tbs capers, rinsed
1/3 cup dill, loosely packed
150mL creme fraiche
1 tbs horseradish
salt and pepper, to season

Served w Poached Salmon
Step 1 - Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to the boil.  Add potatoes and cook for 10-15 minutes, until just cooked through. Drain.
Step 2 - While potatoes are cooking, place creme fraiche, horseradish and 1/2 lemon juice in a small bowl.  Season well with salt and pepper and mix until combined.  Set aside.
Step 3 - In a large bowl add remaining lemon juice, lemon zest, vinegar, oil and capers.  Throw in potatoes while they are still warm and toss to coat.  Set aside for 5-10 minutes, tossing occassionally, to allow the dressing to soak into the potatoes.  
Step 4 - Just before serving, add most of the dill to the potatoes and toss together.  Spoon potatoes onto a serving plate, ensuring you get all the capers and dressing.  Flick the creme fraiche over the top and sprinkle with remaining dill.

Notes:

I have used horseradish from a jar as I have not been able to get my hands on the fresh stuff. Fresh horseradish is always better if you are able to source it.  The amount of horseradish, either fresh or jarred, can be altered to suit your taste.  But keep in mind, use it liberally as it adds a good kick to the salad.




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