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Most people ask me, ‘how do you  come up with these recipes?’ Honestly, watching food-related TV shows has already filled my brain with years worth of ideas (it never ends). And sometimes, I just wake up wanting to cook a certain dish; this recipe for instance.

One Sunday morning, I woke up wanting to make roast chicken. I’ve been wanting to make one but the size of my old oven wouldn’t allow me to do it. So when I upgraded my oven (woohoo!), this dish was among the first on the list.

A quick trip to the supermarket’s produce section inspired many delectable flavor combinations, but nothing beats a classic, time-tested recipe. So, I grabbed some lemons, fresh rosemary and a stick of butter, and made my version of, well, lemon-garlic-rosemary roast chicken.

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It’s really amazing how simple ingredients create the most wonderful flavors when combined right. Here’s the recipe:

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Baked Herb Baby Potatoes

Ingredients

  • 500 grams baby potatoes
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons Italian seasoning***
  • 1 tablespoon chicken powder
  • 1/2 tablespoon dried chili pepper flakes (adjust accordingly)
  • 2 tablespoons finely minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • spring onions chopped to 2-inch pieces
  • coarse sea salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper

Procedure

  1. Clean thoroughly baby potatoes and boil for 7 minutes. Do not peel the potatoes
  2. With a colander, and transfer potatoes into a baking sheet/pan
  3. While still warm, massage potatoes with butter.
  4. Add olive oil, Italian seasoning, chicken powder, dried chili pepper flakes, spring onions and finely minced garlic. If you want it more spicy, you may add more pepper flakes.
  5. Season with coarse sea salt and freshly cracked pepper.
  6. Bake potatoes in a preheated 185ºC oven for approximately 45 minutes upto an hour or until potatoes are dry.
  7. Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle lightly  with coarse sea salt. (the extra sprinkle of salt will add a burst of yummy saltiness with every bite)
  8. Serve warm with spring onion garnish

*** Italian Seasoning is a spice mix which is usually a dry blend of  basil, marjoram, oregano and sage.

 

Enjoy!

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