Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Mixed potato salad with red chilli, coriander and feta recipe / Receta de ensalada de boniato y patata con guindilla roja y feta (Thermomix)

*La Receta de ensalada de boniato y patata con guindilla roja y feta está en español más abajo*

This potato salad with red chilli, coriander and feta is based on a Jamie Oliver recipe from his 30 minute book, that recipe uses the microwave and suffice to say that, since I hav
e the Thermomix, the microwave only warms milk and reheats food, along with the endless coffees that I leave to go cold.

So I have adapted it to the Thermomix which also allows me to make something in the bowl, where I in fact made a Vichyssoise (cold leek soup) for the next day while the potatoes steam in the Varoma. I also made a Gazpacho before starting on this, that's two cold soups in the fridge for today. Did I tell you the UK is in the middle of a very unusual several weeks long heat wave?

This salad is really nice warm straight away or cold after having a nice stay in the fridge (husband took the leftovers to work today). We had it with thin turkey breast fillets fried in very little olive oil in the griddle pan, just seasoned with a few twists of the black pepper mill and a tiny bit of salt.

If you don't have a Thermomix you can still prepare it of course!

Sweet potato, potato, chilli and coriander salad (warm or cold Thermomix recipe)

Ingredients
  • 2 large sweet potatoes, washed, with any tough bits removed but with the rest of the skin on, halved lengthways, then sliced in big chunks
  • 2 medium sized potatoes (halved)
  • Half lemon
  • 1 red chilli, seeds in
  • Big bunch of fresh coriander
  • 50 g feta cheese
  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • Parchment/baking paper
Method
  1. Line the bottom of the Varoma with baking paper by wetting it under a cold tap, scrunching it up and then spreading it over the bottom of the Varoma (no need to use the Varoma tray, middle insert, for this recipe).
  2. Add one litre of water to the Thermomix bowl, place the potatoes in the lined Varoma together with the half lemon and cover with the lid (no need to use the tray): 30 minutes, Varoma, speed 2 and a half. Check that they are done and place them in a large salad bowl. Squeeze the lemon over them and discard it, also make sure any of the lovely citric juices left in the parchment paper are tipped into the salad bowl with the spuds.
  3. Dry Thermomix bowl, add chilli and coriander: 4 seconds, speed 5. Add the 50 g feta: 2 seconds, speed 5 (keep going if you would like it all chopped quite small). You could of course make this mix as step one and reserve (I just didn't want an extra bowl to wash).
  4. Many thanks to The 4 Blades for the addition of this step: add the potatoes, lemon juices, extra virgin olive oil to the bowl: 5 seconds, reverse, speed 4 (being careful not to turn it to mush!). My previous option was to just drizzle the potatoes with a bit of extra virgin olive oil and add the chopped coriander, chilli and feta directly from the TM bowl and mix well. Either option is very easy as you can see. Ready in a jiffy.
Serve with Spanish flair

En español:

Esta receta se basa en una receta de Jamie Oliver, de su libro de Comidas en 30 minutos. Esa receta utiliza el microondas y, como os podeis imaginar los que teneis Thermomix, el micro hoy en día lo reservo para calentar la leche, la comida y los cafés que se me van quedando fríos a lo largo del día (si es que no paro, es verdad).

Así que la he adaptado a la Thermomix, ayer aproveché para hacer una Vichyssoise para la comida de hoy. Bueno, y un gazpacho antes de ponerme, que estamos con mucho calor en Inglaterra.

Esta ensalada de patatas está riquísima calentita tal cual se prepara o fría el día siguiente después de reposar en la nevera (mi marido se ha llevado las sobras al trabajo hoy). Ayer acompañó a unos filetitos de pechuga de pavo que hice a la plancha.

Ensalada de boniato, patata, guindilla roja y cilantro (caliente o fría)

Ingredientes
  • 2 boniatos (batatas, como prefirais llamarlo) grandecitos, lavados, con las durezas quitadas y cortados en dos longitudinalmente y después en trozos más bien gordos
  • 2 patatas medianas, lavadas y cortadas por la mitad
  • Medio limón
  • 1 guindilla roja, con las semillas (si os gusta el picante)
  • Cilantro fresco, un buen ramillete (quitándole los tallos) pero adaptarlo a vuestro gusto
  • 50 g de queso feta
  • Aceite de oliva extra virgen (AOVE)
  • Papel de horno
Método
  1. Mojar el papel de horno con agua fría del grifo, estrujarlo y estirarlo para tapar la base del Varoma, con cuidado para no tapar todos los agujeros.
  2. Llenar el vaso de la Thermomix con un litro de agua, colocar las patatas sobre el papel de horno con el medio limón: 30 minutos, Varoma, velocidad 2 y medio. Comprobar que están bien hechas y colocarlas en una ensaladera. Exprimir el limón con las manos o unas pinzas (va a estar muy caliente) y echar a la ensaladera el jugo que pueda haber recogido el papel.
  3. Secar el vaso de la Thermomix y añadir la guindilla y el cilantro: 4 segundos, velocidad 5. Añadir los 50 g de feta: 2 segundos, velocidad 5 (seguir hasta que se haya troceado a vuestro gusto). Esta mezcla también se puede triturar como paso uno pero no me apetecía manchar un cuenco para reservarla.
  4. Echar un poco de aceite de oliva virgen extra a las patatas, mezclar, echar el aderezo de cilantro, guindilla y feta y mezclar aún mejor.
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