March 08, 2009

Oven Roasted Red Potatoes and Asparagus


One of my friends mentioned this recipe from Allrecipes.com and I immediately knew I was going to try it. I love potatoes and I love asparagus and I love them both roasted...so roasting them together was definitely going to be delicious - not to mention the color was going to be great!


To Grumpy this was "ok" but to me it was awesome! I think his reaction was because of the herbs that were mixed in the dish. I did cut them down quite a bit knowing he might not care for the "herbiness" of the recipe. However, I just couldn't get enough. As a matter of fact, I had leftovers for two days all to mysel! :o)

What really made this dish special to me was one of the Grad students brought in some tomato chutney for me that he had made (Thanks Rajiv!) and I topped the leftovers off with the chutney - delish! I don't have the chutney recipe, but I will get Rajiv to do this for me one day (I hope!) so I can blog about it.


Oven Roasted Red Potatoes and Asparagus
Modified from allrecipes.com

1-1/2 pounds red potatoes, cut into chunks
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
8 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1 teaspoons dried rosemary
1 teaspoons dried thyme
1 bunch fresh asparagus, trimmed and cut into 1 inch pieces
sea salt to taste
ground black pepper to taste


Preheat oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).

In a large baking dish, toss the red potatoes with 1/2 the olive oil, garlic, rosemary, thyme, and 1/2 the kosher salt. Cover with aluminum foil.

Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven. Mix in the asparagus, remaining olive oil, and remaining salt. Cover, and continue cooking 5 minutes, or until the potatoes are tender.

Increase oven temperature to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C). Remove foil, and continue cooking 5 to 10 minutes. Season with pepper to serve.

29 comments:

  1. Oh how yummy...I love potatoes too!

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  2. Wow, Shelby!!! That looks fantastic! I love potatoes and asparagus. I'll have to give this a try!

    I've missed you over the past month. The kids and I are still slightly jetlagged and I have been busy organizing pictures (about 500!!!) from the trip, but I hope to be up and blogging this week!

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  3. This looks so very delicious. My kind of side dish!! I hope youre able to get that chutney recipe. Id love to see it..Great photo!

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  4. That sounds like a side dish that I would love too. Would happily eat it and its leftovers for days :)

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  5. I love all the herbs in this one! Looks delicious.

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  6. Yum!
    Next time also try adding whole shallots: great with roasted potatoes.

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  7. Sounds like an easy delicious side dish!

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  8. This is a really lovely mix of vegetables - so colourful and tasty too!

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  9. Looks Yummy! Two of my favorites!!!

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  10. Thanks for sharing your recipe I bet the rosemary and thyme add so much flavor. Can't wait to try.

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  11. asparagus gets a lot of flack from people I know but I love it! roasted red potatoes and asparagus are one of my two favorite vegetables along with corn and broccoli.. I could go on! lol

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  12. simple yet delicious? My kind of side dish. And doesnt roastinf make the veggies just that much better?

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  13. This sounds like a very tasty side dish to me. :)

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  14. mmmm two of my favourites - together!

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  15. This is definitely my kind of dish HoneyB.

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  16. I'm totally with you: I love new potatoes, love asparagus, love roasting them, and love herbs. I can't imagine a more flavorful combination. I'm sure that I could eat this as a meal instead of a side. Who needs any main meat dish anyway?? Mmm, I can't wait to try this for myself!

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  17. This looks amazing, I know I would love this. I need to try it!

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  18. Your picture of it makes it look fantastic! Susie aka Hick Chick

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  19. Mmmmm, it looks perfect Shelby, all the yummy things I like. Have a great rest of your weekend!

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  20. Looks like my kind of side dish! Yum!

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  21. Looks like my kind of dish, Shelby, and great pics! Do find out about the tomato chutney recipe.

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  22. LOVE IT! I think this looks so delicious

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  23. LOVE IT! I think this looks so delicious

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  24. I love this kind of side dish that incorporates the starch and vegetable so that you have a simple yet colorful plate. I'm glad you didn't let Grumpy's ho-hum response deter you from loving it. I've been known to drop a recipe from my repertoire even though I enjoyed it personally b/c the hubs wasn't as fond; it's not likely, in that event, that I would make if just for myself. I'm such a fool for love.

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  25. This has got to be this summer's BBQ potato salad! Most excellent.

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  26. this dish looks great! i'm going to be making it next week to go with some burgers. i'll be posting a link to this recipe from my blog on sunday when i post my meal plan for next week

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  27. Thank you for this post. I just made this with about half the herbs but fresh, half the garlic (ended up adding garlic salt because 8 cloves would've been perfect), and broiled to crisp up the potatoes a bit... no pepper... ate with a soft boiled egg... delicious. The potatoes are so creamy.

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  28. Tatiana, I am glad you enjoyed this dish! It is yummy and your meal sounds like it was delish!

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