Baked Hasselback Potatoes with What’s on Hand CHIMICHURRI SAUCE

I love homemade chimichurri sauce and you don’t need a steak to enjoy it. It’s awesome on veggies. I remember a conversation I was having with my sister and I told her about the importance of seasoning food. It is the key to flavorful food. It doesn’t matter if we are seasoning a steak or a potato, the thing that brings out the flavor of both ingredients is how we season it. What we are mostly smelling with those aroma hit our nostrils is flavor, not necessarily the main ingredient, but what we put on it to bring out it’s best, even if it’s just a bit of good salt. Just try it. Try adding spices, that you would normally put on meat onto your vegetables.

For example, add chipotle seasonings onto some sautéed vegetables, it will give the vegetables a smoky flavor and the sweetness from the vegetables due to a bit caramelization, will compliment the smokiness and heat from the chipotle. So, don’t be afraid to explore the possibilities! Have fun dressing up your vegetables too, as though they were the main course, because they can be, until next time remember to Set the Table with Love. 💕

ROASTED HASSELBACK POTATOES

INGREDIENTS:

4 hasselback potatoes

INSTRUCTIONS:

Using a sharp kitchen knife, carefully start making a series of vertical cuts width-wise through the potato, making sure not to cut all the way through – cuts should only be 3/4 of the way through the potato. Next, drizzle the lemons and the potatoes with olive oil generously, season with the sea salt. Roast for 1 hour or until potatoes are tender. Once cooked, remove from oven. Set aside to cool a bit. Transfer onto a plate and top with chimichurri sauce.

WHATS ON HAND CHIMICHURRI SAUCE

INGREDIENTS:

1 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley, no stems
3 garlic cloves
1/2 cup fresh basil leaves
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes

INSTRUCTIONS:

  1. I roughly chopped my aromatics for more of a rustic sauce. You can finely chop yours, if you prefer, so chop the parsley, fresh basil and garlic (or pulse in a food processor a few times). Add sauce to a bowl.
  2. Stir in the olive oil, vinegar, salt, pepper, and red pepper flakes. Taste and adjust seasonings, if needed. Serve over potatoes or your favorite vegetables.

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