Riverford Wicked Leeks
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Print warm salad of potatoes, tomatoes and chorizo

The tomatoes are slow roasted to make them sticky and intensely sweet.  

Ingredients

  • 200-250g cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Olive oil
  • 500g new potatoes, cut into even-sized pieces
  • 500g chorizo sausages for cooking, cut in fat slices
  • 2-3 handfuls rocket or other salad leaves
  • 2 tsp sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • Small handful fresh parsley, chopped, to garnish
  • Salt & pepper

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 150°C/Gas 2. To roast the cherry tomatoes, place them cut side up on a baking sheet lined with non-stick parchment. Drizzle lightly with olive oil and add salt and pepper.
  2. Roast for 1½-2hrs until wrinkled and sticky but still moist.  You need to do this in advance unless you have two ovens.
  3. Increase oven to 220°C/Gas 8. Cook the potatoes in salted water until just tender – about 6-10 minutes depending on size. Drain and allow to steam dry.
  4. Heat three tablespoons of olive oil in a deep roasting tray in the oven for 5 minutes then add the potatoes. Roast for 20-30 minutes (depending on size) until golden.
  5. While they are cooking fry the chorizo in 1 teaspoon olive oil, turning the pieces to ensure even cooking, until nicely coloured.
  6. Arrange the salad leaves on a large platter. Mix the cooked potato and chorizo with a few drops of vinegar and a little salt if needed and heap on top of the salad leaves.
  7. Scatter the tomatoes over the top and add another sprinkle of vinegar and a drizzle of fresh olive oil. Finish with the parsley and serve warm.

Cooks notes

Roasting the tomatoes takes a while but requires virtually no attention and can be done hours or even a day ahead.

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