Saturday, November 7, 2009

Garlicky Roasted Potatoes with Green Beans and Pork Loin

This is a dish I absolutely love, easy to make, and really tasty....and also more than likely goes with any kind of meat. Or just enjoy it all by itself !
What it is to it: a nice thick sauce that has all the deliciousness is spread all over the potatoes which are par-cooked, and then they are roasted. I realized that I want to have some beans in there too only half way through cooking, but really if you want beans in, just mix them at the very beginning.

2 medium potatoes per person
5 garlic cloves
1/2 onion
1/2 cup parsley
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
4 TBSP oil
1/2 teaspoon tarragon
1 cup or 2 handfuls of green beans
2 slices of pork loin

Wash, peel and cut the potatoes into 1 inch cubes...roughly, then place them in a salted pot of water and bring them to a boil.
Boil for 7 to 10 minutes, or until they are cooked half way through.
Drain and place in a bowl.
Preheat the oven to 450 F.
In a food processor mix all the other ingredients and when the paste has formed (it will look rather chunky),

pour it all over the potatoes, mixing to coat all of them.

If using green beans, that is the moment to add them too.
I was just a little bit afraid they would dry and decided to first cook the potatoes themselves for a few minutes and only then add the green beans.
Place in a pan and transfer to the oven.

Roast them for approx. 25 minutes or until they become browned a bit.

Just keep a close eye on them.

While the potatoes are roasting, cook the meat.
I chose pork loin because pairs well with the potatoes, it is tender and cooks really fast.
I poured just 1/2 TBSP oil in a non stick skillet and placed the pork in, seasoning it only with salt & pepper.
I cooked it for 2 to 3 minutes on each side.

When the potatoes are ready, plate alongside the pork loin and enjoy !

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