Ideally, the tinned new potatoes should be eaten as is, just warmed up or deep fried to give it a bit of hardness and colour. I roasted mine.
Drain the potatoes, halve them, put them in an oven dish and add a hand full of chopped parsley and minced garlic. Add a pinch of salt and black pepper. Also add 3 tablespoon of olive oil. Toss to mix and place the dish in the oven for 1 hour at 200°C.
Done. Better not reheat it. Any left overs can be added to a cold salad.
Cut the onion in two, grate one half and finely chop the other half. Keep both separate. Chop the spring onions and set aside.
To make the meatballs, put the mincemeat in a mixing bowl. Using a garlic press, mash the garlic into the mince, add the grated onion, salt and black pepper. Also add 2 tablespoons of oil to the mix then, using your hands, massage together all the elements and form the meatballs.
Put the balls in a sauce pan, cover and place on high heat for 5 minutes. This will extract the water from the meat and when there is no more liquid coming out of it, the meat will start to fry and brown in its own fat. Just make sure that it browns on all sides.
Once this is done, remove the meat from the pan and set aside to rest.
Without rinsing the sauce pan, fry the chopped onions in the meat residues. Brown for 2 – 3 minutes, add the spring onions and the tomato. Season with salt and pepper, then, cover for 10 minutes the time for the juice from the tomato to evaporate.
Now, put the meat balls back in the sauce with a tablespoon of ketchup and 100ml water, then cover for another 10 minutes.
In the meantime, cook the spaghetti according to the instructions on the package.
Peel the potato and cut it very finely. Cut the leek, onion and garlic too, set aside.
Heat 2 tablespoons of oil in a saucepan, fry chopped onion and potato until brown, then, add the leek and 3 chopped garlic to wilt, stirring continuously for 1 minute.
Now pour in the tomatoes and add the scotch bonnet. Also add in 200ml of water and cover for 20 minutes. What we are looking for here is for the potatoes pieces to be completely soft. After that, blend the content of the pan while it is still hot.
For the bread, preheat the oven at 180C.
Cut the bread into wedges, mash the remaining garlic and rub it on the wedges. Place the bread on a baking dish and drizzle with oil. Sprinkle on some dried basil and bake for 8 to 10 minutes.
Done. Serve. Enjoy.
Do check out the booklet for some useful shopping tips and the “Did you know” section.