Roasted Potatoes with Shallot and Mustard Seed Chutney
30 minutes or fewer
Leftover chutney from this recipe can be used as a dip, a sandwich spread, or an accompaniment to Indian dishes.
- 8 small red or white creamer potatoes, halved
- 2 ½ Tbs. olive oil, divided
- ½ lb. shallots, coarsely chopped (2 cups)
- ¾ tsp. yellow mustard seeds
- 3 Tbs. balsamic vinegar
- 2 tsp. dark brown sugar
- 1 large pinch red pepper flakes
- 1 Tbs. chopped cilantro, plus 16 small leaves for garnish
1. Preheat oven to 450°F. Toss potatoes with 1 Tbs. oil in large bowl, and season with salt and pepper, if desired. Arrange potatoes cut side up on baking sheet. Roast 25 minutes, or until browned on top and tender.
2. Meanwhile, heat remaining 1 1/2 Tbs. oil in large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add shallots and mustard seeds. Sauté 9 to 10 minutes, or until shallots are golden brown, stirring often. Remove skillet from heat, and stir in vinegar, brown sugar, and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper, if desired. Return skillet to burner, and heat over medium-low heat 1 minute, or until juices thicken. Stir in cilantro.
3. Mound 1 tsp. chutney on cut side of each potato half, and garnish with cilantro leaves.
September 2012 p.73