Introducing my (present) favorite candy potato recipe: roasted thick steak-like slabs of candy potato served with a whipped tahini sauce and a garlicky-sesame-chilli topping for a Center Japanese impressed MEATY meatless dinner!
Candy potato steaks
Named as such as a result of the thick slices of candy potato sort of remind me of meaty steaks, I really like this recipe as a result of it makes use of economical candy potatoes to make a very tasty, satisfying meat-free dinner that’s one thing somewhat completely different. Right here in Sydney, you may even discover “imperfect” candy potato for as little as 99c/kg ($0.50/lb, GBP0.50/kg).
Minimize thick slabs, roasted till tender then dig into it with a knife and fork such as you would a rib-eye.
Although, at present’s “steaks” are dressed up a complete lot greater than I do with beef steaks! A beneficiant smear of tahini yogurt, and a glittering, scorching topping of garlic, sesame seeds, inexperienced and pink cayenne peppers. STELLAR flavour mixture!
Meet the gamers in todays’ recipe!
Slabs of candy potato roasted with a easy spice combine till golden on the floor and tender inside.
The garlic-sesame-chilli topping.
The Whipped Tahini Yogurt (effectively, it’s simply whisked, however “whipped” sounds higher 😂)
Crunchy toasted flatbread for dunking! (Optionally available)
Right here’s what you want to make these meaty meatless steaks. I’ve an straightforward different for the topping if you want to pace issues up. However don’t skip the Tahini Yogurt Sauce or the seasoning for the candy potato!
an enormous candy potato & Seasoning
Giant candy potato – We’d like a big one as a result of we will likely be slicing 2 thick steaks from the centre of it. In case you don’t have a big one, don’t fret! Simply make extra smaller ones. 🙂
Seasoning – Nothing common right here, simply all my common gamers. I like to make use of smoked paprika as a result of it’s acquired a stunning….effectively, smokey flavour. 😂 However you may simply substitute with peculiar paprika.
Whipped tahini yogurt
“Whipped” is an elaborate title for one thing that takes 20 seconds to whisk!! 😂 I take advantage of the title as a clue of the feel which is extra mild and fluffy than a primary yogurt sauce. It’s nearly like gentle whipped cream.
Plain yoghurt – Not sweetened, and never flavoured.
Tahini – Paste made with sesame seeds. Normally discovered within the well being meals aisle at grocery shops. Use hulled tahini (extra frequent), not un-hulled which is darker and extra bitter. The jar label will specify which it’s.
Lemon – For tangy lemon flavour.
Garlic – As a result of it makes it tastier. Finely grate it utilizing a microplane so that you don’t have large lumps within the sauce.
TOPPING (or not)
This garlicky, oniony, sesame topping speckled with non-spicy flecks of inexperienced and pink chilli provides curiosity, color and flavour to this candy potato dish. However on nights when it’s all too laborious, I’ll give this a miss and simply use a handful of store-bought Crispy Asian Shallots. Crispy, oily and salty, it really works a deal with as a final touch!
Shallot (US: eschalot) – Often known as French onions, they appear like child onions however have purple-skinned flesh, are finer and sweeter. To not be confused with what some folks in Australia name “shallots” ie the lengthy inexperienced onions. Substitute with similar quantity of finely minced pink onion.
Cayenne peppers – the big chilies that aren’t very spicy in any respect as soon as deseeded. They supply a heat hum! In case you’re involved, depart it out and substitute with 1 tsp every coriander seeds and cumin seeds. Completely different flavour profile however they are going to deliver one thing else to the dish to compensate.
Garlic – Finely minced and fried up till golden, it provides a stack of flavour to this topping!
Toasted pine nuts – For sprinkling on on the finish. Substitute with different nuts: pistachios (love the inexperienced color and flavour!), almonds, peptics, sunflower seeds.
Coriander/cilantro – For a recent end and in addition for color. Coriander haters can substitute with parsley or chives, however for me, I actually like coriander for these Center Japanese flavours.
Find out how to make Candy Potato Steaks
This recipe sort of jogs my memory of a salad – the substances listing appears to be like prolonged however the making half is low effort!
Cooking the candy potato steaks
Candy potato slicing – Utilizing a pointy knife, minimize a small slice off one finish so you may stand the candy potato upright, secure.
Minimize the cheeks off, then minimize two x 1.8cm/0.7″ thick steaks from the center which are flat on either side. Ignore my very particular steak measurement information (1.8 cm thick, 17 cm lengthy, 7 cm extensive (0.7 x 6.5 x 2.75″), simply minimize no matter you may utilizing the candy potato you might have!
Too laborious? If slicing steaks standing the potato upright is just too laborious, simply minimize 1.8cm/0.7″ thick rounds and make candy potato “filet mignon”!! Relying in your potato measurement, you must have the ability to make 4 to six.
Rub with simply 2 teaspoons of olive oil then sprinkle with the seasoning combine.
Bake at 200°C/400°F (180°C fan-forced) for 45 – 50 minutes or till tender. Don’t flip – we would like good color on the floor.
Topping, sauce & assembling
Whipped tahini yogurt sauce – Put the substances in a heatproof bowl and whisk to mix. Microwave for 20 seconds, then whisk once more for 10 seconds – will probably be like gentle whipped cream. Serve right away or at room temp.
Toast the pine nuts in a dry small pan till they’ve golden patches, change into shiny with oil and scent superb. Take away instantly right into a bowl.
Topping – Warmth the oil then sauté all of the Topping substances for a couple of minutes till the garlic is golden.
Assemble – Smear sauce on a plate.
Nonetheless assembling… Place the candy potato on high.
Nearly completed…. Sprinkle with Topping, pine nuts, coriander/cilantro then a sleek of olive oil. A pinch of sumac wouldn’t go astray both, if you happen to’ve acquired some (beautiful lemony pink spice utilized in Center Japanese / Mediterranean cooking). Now it’s able to EAT!!
Extremely beneficial – crispy bread for serving
I’ll fortunately eat this simply as it’s. There’s a lot flavour packed into one plate, and that yogurt sauce actually makes it.
However if you wish to take it excessive, serve with a crispy bread of some variety. Nice textural distinction and glorious automobile for piling! My favorite is to toast up some pita or Lebanese bread with a sprinkle of zataar or dukkah. Then simply bake for 10 minutes till crispy – pop it within the oven with the candy potato.
Get pleasure from! – Nagi x
Watch the way to make it
Candy potato steaks
Prep: 10 minutes
Prepare dinner: 1 hour
Fundamental, Facet Dish
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Whipped tahini yogurt sauce:
Preheat oven to 200°C/400°F (180°C fan-forced). Line a tray with parchment/baking paper.
Bake candy potato – Rub candy potato steaks with oil, then sprinkle either side evenly with spice combine (don’t rub, it smears). Bake 45 – 50 minutes till potato is gentle. Don’t flip.
Tahini yogurt sauce – Whisk substances in a medium heat-proof bowl till principally mixed. Microwave for 20 seconds on excessive. Whisk once more – will probably be like softly whipped cream! Use heat or at room temp.
Toast pine nuts in a small pan (no oil) preheated over medium warmth. As soon as flippantly golden, take away right into a bowl.
Topping – In the identical pan, warmth oil (nonetheless on medium). Add all Topping substances and cook dinner, stirring, till the garlic is golden. Switch right into a bowl instantly.
Assemble – Smear a lot of the yogurt sauce on plate (avoid wasting for drizzling). Put candy potato on high. Sprinkle with Topping, drizzle with yogurt sauce, then sprinkle with pine nuts, coriander and sumac. EAT with crunchy toasted flatbread!
Ignore my very particular steak measurement information, simply minimize no matter you may utilizing the candy potato you might have! And it slicing steaks standing the potato upright is just too laborious, simply minimize 1.8cm/0.7″ thick rounds and make candy potato “filet mignon”!! You may make greater than 2.
2. Tahini – Paste made with sesame seeds. Normally discovered within the well being meals aisle at grocery shops. Use hulled tahini (extra frequent), not un-hulled which is darker and extra bitter. The jar label will specify which it’s.
Use Chinese language sesame paste as a sub you probably have leftovers from latest recipes I’ve shared, like this one or this one!
3. Shallot (US: eschalot) – Often known as French onions, they appear like child onions however have purple-skinned flesh, are finer and sweeter. To not be confused with what some folks in Australia name “shallots” ie the lengthy inexperienced onions. Substitute with similar quantity of finely minced pink onion.
4. Cayenne peppers – the big chilies that aren’t very spicy in any respect as soon as deseeded. They supply a heat hum! In case you’re involved, depart it out and substitute with 1 tsp every coriander seeds and cumin seeds. Completely different flavour profile however they are going to deliver one thing else to the dish to compensate.
5. Crispy pita or Lebanese bread – Minimize bread into manageable items (or roast entire then break by hand – enjoyable!). Spray or brush with olive oil, sprinkle with salt, and toast within the oven beneath the candy potato for the final 10 minutes or so till crisp.
Vitamin per serving, assuming all yogurt sauce is consumed. This can be a large, hearty, meaty meal!
Energy: 682cal (34%)Carbohydrates: 69g (23%)Protein: 15g (30%)Fats: 41g (63%)Saturated Fats: 7g (44%)Polyunsaturated Fats: 11gMonounsaturated Fats: 21gLdl cholesterol: 16mg (5%)Sodium: 1373mg (60%)Potassium: 1403mg (40%)Fiber: 11g (46%)Sugar: 18g (20%)Vitamin A: 36466IU (729%)Vitamin C: 26mg (32%)Calcium: 340mg (34%)Iron: 5mg (28%)
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This was on the Ballroom Dinner on the 4 Seasons Resort in Sydney final week, hosted by Dymocks bookstore. You may watch the video right here!