Rustic spanish potatoes

Rustic spanish potatoes

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Ben's BBQ Bible
Serves
6
Photographer
Billy Law

Potatoes have been a staple part of Western diets for centuries, thanks to the Spanish bringing them to Europe along with their plunder from the Americas. The potato took a while to take off, as it was seen as a food for the underclasses, and also because of its association with poison, as it is a member of the deadly nightshade family.

Because we owe it to the Spanish for spuds, I thought I’d include a rustic Spanish-style potato dish. It’s great with meat and fish, and is served warm. I use Qbags (aluminium foil bags) to do mine on the barbecue, but you could also use a saucepan.

Ingredients

Quantity Ingredient
500g new potatoes, washed
2 garlic cloves, chopped
12 vine-ripened cherry tomatoes, crushed
red pepper, cut into large dice
salt
freshly ground black pepper
100ml olive oil
175ml white wine
pinch saffron threads
1 tablespoon chopped flat-leaf parsley

Method

  1. Prepare your barbecue for cooking over a medium heat.
  2. Cut the potatoes so they are all an equal size.
  3. If you are using a saucepan, place the potatoes and garlic in a bowl. Put the tomatoes and red pepper in a separate bowl and season with salt and pepper. Heat the oil, then add the potatoes and garlic and cook until the outer edges begin to go translucent. Add the tomatoes and red pepper, and fry for 1 minute. Add the wine and saffron, and allow to gently simmer for 40 minutes, until the potatoes are tender, the tomatoes have broken down and the peppers are soft. When cooked, remove from the heat and allow to stand.
  4. If you are using a Qbag, combine the ingredients in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Place the mixture in the bag (or bags), seal and place on the barbecue to cook for about 40 minutes. Shake the bag from time to time. When cooked, remove from the heat and allow to stand.
  5. Check the seasoning and serve the potatoes topped with chopped parsley.
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