Caramelized Roasted Red Potatoes with Lemongrass, Garlic & Cilantro are crispy on the outside and creamy on the inside. They’re an easy yet impressive side dish to serve family or guests.
There are so many terrific convenience products in the grocery store, and as I’ve always been drawn to the produce department in particular, some of my favorite products are from a company called Gourmet Garden. The recipe I’m sharing today for Roasted Red Potatoes with Lemongrass, Garlic & Cilantro takes advantage of two of their products.
Roasted Red Potatoes with Lemongrass, Garlic & Cilantro may be one of the very favorite potato side dishes I’ve ever made. I appreciate how easy these potatoes are to throw together, and I especially love that the oven does most of the work turning them all caramelized and crunchy on the outside and creamy and soft on the inside.
Roasted Red Potatoes with Lemongrass, Garlic & Cilantro makes a perfect side dish for just about any protein. Since we love lamb, the light lemon and citrus flavor from the cilantro and lemongrass paste would pair perfectly with this recipe for Rolled Greek Meatloaf with Lemon, Feta & Oregano. Or, how about substituting these roasted red potatoes for French fries and serving them alongside this Lamb & Feta Burger with Tzatziki Sauce. And, if you’re willing to go really crazy, why not serve these roasted red potatoes beside this Family Favorite Egg Sandwich Breakfast Casserole and serve them for a Sunday morning brunch? Have I made you hungry yet? I sure do hope so 🙂
If you’re not a cilantro lover, never fear. You can always substitute Gourmet Garden’s basil paste for the cilantro paste, or leave it out altogether. Or, should you decide that lemongrass isn’t your thing, what about a squirt or two of Gourmet Garden’s ginger paste in with the potatoes before roasting? I think I’ll try that next time for sure because I like the sound of roasted potatoes with ginger. I think they would be fabulous!
Caramelized Roasted Red Potatoes with Lemongrass, Garlic & Cilantro
- 3 pounds red potatoes cut into 2 inch pieces
- 3 tablespoons oil I used a canola/olive oil blend
- 1½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon pepper
- 2-3 tablespoons cilantro paste
- 2-3 tablespoons lemongrass paste
- 2-3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon zest
- Tools and equipment:
- baking sheet
- large bowl
- wooden spoon
- chef's knife
- cutting board
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
- Place all of the ingredients in a large bowl, and mix well to combine.
- Pour the potatoes out onto a baking sheet and roast for 35 minutes in the preheated oven.
- Remove the potatoes from the baking sheet with a spatula and serve hot with additional lemon zest if desired.
I adore cooking with fresh herbs, and I hope you do too. Whether they’re picked right out of my summer herb garden, or freshly squeezed out of a Gourmet Garden tube, there is nothing quite like a herb to enhance the flavor of almost any dish. Below is a is a custom apron I painted for a client who feels the same way about cooking with herbs as I do. It’s one of my favorite apron designs that I’ve painted to date, and I’d be happy to paint one for you also.
I paint all of my aprons and fabrics with high-quality, bright and vivid fabric paint. All items are then heat set for durability and long life. Each of my painted fabric pieces are completely machine washable and dryable (no fabric softener, please). The aprons I paint are are manufactured by Chef Works and are a 65/35 cotton poly blend. Each apron has an adjustable neck strap, extra long ties, and two large front pockets. Custom orders are always welcome, and I will happily paint and design from any idea, photo, or description you send my way. Please contact me, or visit my shop if there is something I can paint for you.
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Until we eat again, I hope you have a delicious day!