Monday, May 14, 2012

Thyme Roasted Red Potatoes with White Balsamic Reduction

This is a reconstruction on one of our most popular recipes.  Originally we used our White Balsamic Vinegar, but as is the case with our fabulous fan base, a suggestion came in to use our White Balsamic with Pear instead.  What was already and easy yet extravagant side dish was raised to a new level - the very subtle pear back note in fact brightened the dish.  What follows is the recipe revised with the use of the White Balsamic with Pear.  One last note, our Traditional Barrel-Aged Balsamic Vinegar or any of our balsamic vinegars infused with fruit would also work well.

Joseph Phelps 1993 Cabernet Sauvignon is optional
  • 1 1/2 pounds small red-skinned potatoes, scrubbed, halved
  • olive oil-flavored nonstick vegetable oil spray
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 teaspoons garlic salt
  • ¾ cup PastamorĂ© White Balsamic Vinegar with Pear
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
Preheat oven to 400°F.  Place potatoes in large bowl and generously spray with nonstick spray.  Toss to coat.  Sprinkle with 2 tablespoons thyme and all of the garlic salt.  Toss to coatSpray rimmed baking sheet with nonstick spray.

Arrange potatoes cut side down on sheet.  Roast potatoes until tender and golden brown, turning every 15 minutes and roasting about 40 minutes total.

Meanwhile, boil vinegar and sugar in heavy small saucepan over medium high heat until liquid is reduced to 1/3 cup, about 10 minutes.  Mix in remaining 1 tablespoon thyme.

Transfer potatoes to plates.  Drizzle reduced balsamic syrup over potatoes.

Serves 4.

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