1/2 medium red onion, very thinly sliced (about 1/3 cup)
2 cups cherry tomatoes, cut in half lengthwise, divided
8 ounces fingerling potatoes, sliced crosswise into 1/4-inch rounds
3 sprigs basil, plus fresh basil leaves for garnish
1/4 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
Coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
4 skinless cod fillets (4 ounces each)
4 ounces sugar snap peas, trimmed and thinly sliced on the bias
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice, plus 4 lemon wedges, for serving
Extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
Bring broth, onion, 1 1/2 cups tomatoes, potatoes, basil sprigs, red-pepper flakes, and 2 teaspoons salt to a boil in a large, deep, straight-sided skillet with a tight-fitting lid. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, until potatoes are crisp-tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Season cod with salt and pepper, add to broth mixture, and cover. Simmer until fish is opaque throughout and just cooked through, about 7 minutes.
Remove and discard basil sprigs. Add sugar snaps, remaining 1/2 cup tomatoes, and lemon juice to skillet, gently stirring to combine; cook just until warmed through. Divide fish, vegetables, and broth among 4 bowls. Garnish with basil leaves, drizzle with oil, and serve with lemon wedges for squeezing.
When boiled or parboiled potatoes are required I now substitute microwaving for boiling.
Potatoes are not peeled just scrubbed and dried then processed as required.
For roast potatoes around 5 minutes, allow to cool, after which skin should peel off early. Cut to size, place in an oiled dish, and roast as usual. Reslt is the best I have ever had.
For smashed potatoes 6-8 minutes then placed on a board and flattened using a folded tea towel. Season, oil, and roast as usual.
Mashed potatoes take around 8 minutes then left to cool and skin peeled off. Once peeled they are re-heated in the microwave for 1-2 minues after which I mash them in my mixer with butter, milk, salt, and pepper.
Times wll vary according to microwave, those work for me and there is no risk of scalding
Tom Mc Rae
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
MINT YOGURT SAUCE :
1 cup Greek yogurt
1/4 cup mint (finely chopped)
2 tablespoons olive oil
For the Samosa Dough: In a large bowl sift together the flour and salt. Add the oil and gently rub into the flour mixture until flaky dough starts to form and the oil is completely coated in the flour mixture. Begin adding the water and mix to combine until a stiff dough forms. Knead for 5 minutes until the dough is shiny and elastic but not wet and sticky.
Cover with plastic and allow to sit at room temperature for 30 minutes.
Divide the dough into 8 balls. Roll each ball of dough out into a 6-inch circle then cut in half. Brush the straight edge with water, fold it in half, and align the two straight sides so they overlap to form a cone shape. Pinch the edges together to make a tight seal. Place some of the filling inside each cone, leaving the top edge clean. Moisten the inside top rim of the cone and press the edges together to make another tight seal. Place the samosas on a tray until ready to fry. Repeat with the remaining dough and filling.
In a large Dutch oven, heat the frying oil to 360ºF. Line a plate or baking sheet with paper towels. Place the samosas in the Dutch oven and fry until golden brown, about 2-3 minutes.
For the Cauliflower Filling: In a medium saucepan over medium heat, boil the potatoes until just tender, about 10-12 minutes. When cooled, cut the potatoes into a small dice and set aside.
Preheat a large saute pan over medium-high heat. Add the butter and allow to melt. Add the cauliflower and curry. Allow to cook until softened and lightly golden, about 5-6 minutes. Add the potato and cayenne and stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper.
Add the golden raisins and coconut milk, stir to combine and allow to simmer for 5 minutes or until slightly thickened. Add the cashews, season with salt and pepper, and remove from the heat. Allow to cool to room temperature before filling.
For the Mint Yogurt Sauce: In a small bowl add the yogurt and mint and whisk to combine. Add the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Whisk to combine and serve with samosas.
Tips: 1. Make the samosa filling and dough the day before to reduce prep time. Bring the dough to room temperature before assembling the samosas. Dough will keep in the fridge for 1 week.
2. To toast the curry powder, place in a dry pan over medium-low heat until aromatic, about 2-3 minutes.
1 1/4 teaspoons crushed red pepper flakes
1 large onion, diced 5 (13.75 ounce) cans veggie broth
Cook the sausage and red pepper flakes in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat until crumbly, browned, and no longer pink, 10 to 15 minutes. Drain and set aside.
Stir in the onions and garlic; cook until onions are soft and translucent, about 5 minutes.
Pour the broth into the Dutch oven with the bacon and onion mixture; bring to a boil over high heat. Add the potatoes, and boil until fork tender, about 20 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium and stir in the heavy cream and the cooked sausage; heat through. Mix the spinach into the soup just before serving.
OPTIONAL: FRESH PARSLEY (OR CILANTRO), RANCH OR BLUE CHEESE DRESSING FOR DIPPING
PREHEAT OVEN TO 375. LIGHTLY GREASE A LARGE BAKING SHEET AND SET ASIDE.
PLACE POTATO WEDGES IN A LARGE BOWL. DRIZZLE WITH OLIVE OIL AND TOSS TO COAT. IN A SMALL BOWL WHISK TOGETHER SALT, GARLIC POWDER, AND ITALIAN SEASONING. SPRINKLE POTATO WEDGES WITH THE SHREDDED CHEESE, TOSSING TO COAT, THEN SPRINKLE WITH THE SEASONING MIXTURE.
PLACE POTATO WEDGES ON PREPARED BAKING SHEET IN A SINGLE LAYER WITH SKIN-SIDES-DOWN. BAKE FOR 25-35 MINUTES UNTIL POTATOES ARE FORK-TENDER AND
3 cups all-purpose flour, plus extra for rolling dough
1 cup shortening
1 cup ice cold water
8 ounces faux ground beef
4 ounces rutabaga, cut into 1/4-inch dice
1 medium carrot, cut into 1/4-inch dice
1 small yellow onion, finely chopped
1 small potato, peeled and cut into 1/4-inch dice
1/4 cup picked fresh parsley, chopped
Freshly ground black pepper
1 egg, whisked
Ketchup, for serving
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Add the flour, shortening and a pinch of salt to a food processor and run the motor until the dough starts to clump together. With the motor running, drizzle in the water. Stop the motor when a ball begins to form. Wrap the dough in plastic and refrigerate for about 1 hour. This step allows the glutens to relax and makes for easier rolling.
Mix together the beef, rutabaga, carrots, onions, potatoes and parsley. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Set aside until ready to form the pies.
Cut the dough into 6 even pieces, about 5 ounces each, and form into balls. Make sure the dough is cold for easier handling. Flour a work surface and roll out each ball of dough into an 8-inch circle. Evenly divide the filling (about 3/4 cup per pastie) on one half of each dough circle. Fold the dough over to cover the mixture and crimp the edges using a fork. Slice 3 small slits on top of each pocket. This prevents steam from building up and splitting the dough. Brush the pasties with the egg and bake on the prepared baking sheet until the crust is golden brown and flaky, about 1 hour 15 minutes. Serve with ketchup.
Cook’s Note: Pasties can be baked and then frozen. To reheat, place in a 300 degree F oven until warmed through, about 20 minutes.
Flaky sea salt (such as Maldon) and olive oil (for serving)
Combine celery, potato, onion, and butter in a medium saucepan over medium heat; season with kosher salt. Cook, stirring, until onion is tender, 8–10 minutes. Add broth; simmer until potatoes are tender, 8–10 minutes. Purée in a blender with dill; strain. Stir in cream. Serve soup topped with celery leaves, sea salt, and oil.
For potato salad dressing: 1 16-ounce jar of cabbage kimchi, chopped with juice
2 tablespoons gochujang Korean chili paste
1/2 cup red onion, diced
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 cup mayonnaise
1 teaspoon soy sauce
¼ cup Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon sesame seed oil
2 teaspoons garlic, chopped
1 cup scallions, sliced, white and light-green parts only
Black pepper, freshly ground & Kosher salt
Scallions, sliced, green parts
Black sesame seeds
Fill large sauce pot ⅔ full with cold water and heavily salted. Put whole Yukon potatoes into the sauce pot. Put sauce pot on the stovetop over high heat and bring to a boil.
When the water is boiling, carefully add in 3 eggs to the sauce pot.
Reduce heat to medium and simmer the eggs with potatoes for 12 minutes. Using kitchen tongs, take out the eggs and put them into iced or cold water. Let the eggs sit for 15 minutes in cold water. Continue cooking potatoes in gently boiling water for about 15 more minutes or until easily pierced with a fork. Take the potatoes off the heat and use a colander to drain the potatoes. Put them on a baking sheet and refrigerate for about 1 hour or until potatoes are cold.
For the dressing, combine all the ingredients together and set aside.
Remove the skin from the potatoes or leave them on for a more rustic potato salad. Gently cube potatoes and put into a large mixing bowl.
Peel the hard-boiled eggs, chop, and add to the cubed potatoes.
Add the dressing into the potato mixture. Gently mix all the ingredients together until evenly coated. Season with freshly ground black pepper and kosher salt to taste.
Garnish with sliced scallions and black sesame seeds.
Serve immediately or refrigerate in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
3 large baking potatoes, cut into 1/4-inch-thick matchsticks
2 tablespoons canola oil
Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. In a large bowl, toss the potatoes with the oil and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Coat a baking sheet with cooking spray and spread the potatoes in a single layer. Bake until golden and crisp, about 35 minutes. Remove the fries with a spatula and season with salt.
2 pounds baking potatoes, such as Idaho russets or Bintje, peeled and cut into thick fries, 3/4 inch by 3 inches
2 to 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
Fine sea salt to taste
Preheat the oven to 500° F. Bring 1 quart of water to a simmer in the bottom of a steamer. Place the potatoes on the steaming rack, place the rack in the steamer, cover, and steam just until a knife inserted in a potato comes away clean, 10 to 12 minutes. (The potatoes should not be cooked through, or they will tend to fall apart.)
Transfer the steamed potatoes to a bowl and drizzle with oil. Carefully toss to coat evenly with oil. (The potatoes can be prepared to this point several hours in advance. Set aside at room temperature.)
With a large slotted spoon, transfer the potatoes in a single layer to a nonstick baking sheet. Discard any excess oil or liquid. Place the baking sheet in the oven and bake, turning so they brown evenly, until the potatoes are crisp and deep golden brown, 10 to 20 minutes. Remove from the oven, season generously with salt, and serve immediately.