Potatoes with Red Onions, Tomatoes & Red Capsicum

Potatoes with Red Onions, Tomatoes & Red CapsicumThis is the sort of meal that is great when you know you need to feed the family, but don’t want a big, heavy, meat-based meal. We had been out for a substantial lunch so really did not need anything too much!

At this time of year it is also another recipe that uses the great in-season produce – don’t be too concerned about quantities.

Potatoes with Red Onions, Tomatoes & Red Capsicum

The inspiration for this dish comes from one of my favourite cookbooks The Essentials of Italian Cooking by Marcella Hazan.

Serves 4-6

1 large red onion, sliced
olive oil
2 large red capsicums, sliced
2 cloves garlic, sliced
1 jalapeno chilli, sliced and seeded (optional)
500g tomatoes, roughly chopped
500g new potatoes, chopped
sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
shredded basil

1              Place onion and a good splash of oil in a large frying pan with a lid. Place over a medium heat, cover and cook, stirring occasionally, for 8-10 minutes or until onion softens.

2              Add capsicums, garlic and chilli, cover and cook, stirring
occasionally, for 5 minutes.

3              Add tomatoes and mix well to combine, cover, bring to
simmering and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 10-15 minutes or until a rich sauce forms.

4              Add potatoes, cover and simmer, stirring occasionally, for 30-35 minutes or until potatoes are tender. Season to taste with salt and black pepper. Serve scattered with basil.

Where did the ingredients for this dish come from:
Red onion, basil: Epicurean Supplies – Hastings; Potatoes: JJ
– Napier; Tomatoes, garlic: Krismaw Gardens – Hastings; Capsicums, chilli: Orcona Chillis n’ Peppers – Hastings; Olive oil: The Village Press – Hastings; Store Cupboard Ingredients: sea salt, black pepper.

Note: Many of these producers can be found at the Napier Urban Food Market each Saturday morning and/or at the Hawke’s Bay Farmers’
Market each Sunday morning.

Happy cooking and eating.

Recipe slightly adapted by Rachel Blackmore

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7 thoughts on “Potatoes with Red Onions, Tomatoes & Red Capsicum”

  1. There really isn’t anything better than an onion, tomato and capsicum flavour cooked all together… If I’m not suing cut capsicum, I’m using my capsicum paste 🙂 YUM! Thanks for sharing! Liz x
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