Saturday, January 5, 2013

A traditional roast with a Mediterranean touch


Do you want to add a Sicilian touch to your traditional roast? Why not? Either you are having turkey, beef or pork for your Sunday dinner, I would like to suggest you a different and very tasty way of cooking the potatoes that will match just perfectly with any meat.

I am talking about this lovely Mediterranean flavored side-dish, perfect to spice up your meal. It is juicy, tasty and creamy. It makes me think of one of my favorite tv shows: "Blue Bloods" (on Cbs), where the Reagan family gather every sunday for lunch. This would be the perfect dish to serve!

Very easy to make, you just need the right ingredients. For 4 people I usually consider 8 medium sized potatoes, plus 2 onions, a can of peeled tomatoes, salt, oregano, black pepper, extra virgin olive oil.

Preparation: 
1. Preheat the oven at 200 C°;
2.
Peel the potatoes, wash them under running water and cut them in big pieces. 3. Peel the onions as well and chop them in thin slices.
4. At the bottom of an oven tray spread some olive oil, place the potatoes and the onion and add the can of peeled chopped tomatoes.
5. Mix all the ingredients very well, then add abundant salt, oregano, a pinch of black pepper and some more oil on top. 6. Place in the oven for about 35-40 minutes (depending on how big the pieces of the potatoes are), but remember to check them and turn them after 15-20 minutes, and then again after 30 minutes.

These are usually the potatoes that you buy here in western Sicily with the chicken roast, so some of you may have recognised them. If you want to propose a new recipe with an old ingredient this is definetely the perfect solution. Enjoy! :-)

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