Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Steamed Potatoes (Easy Warm Salad) + Giveaway Tasteful Selections

Tasteful Selections generously sent me two sample-bags of beautiful round potatoes ( Sunrise Medley and Purple Passion) few weeks ago. "Amazing colors!" first thoughts on getting the samples.

Growing up in Asia, potato is really not my kind of staple or ingredient (Rice is!). But I was excited to try these potatoes especially when they are petite, cute, fast to prep and easy to cook. Will potatoes be at your festive table this holiday season - Thanksgiving might be over but there is still Christmas and New Year, yeah? How would you prepare them ? Now I wish you get a potato dish down at the table for your festive entertaining. For this Giveaway (details at end of post),  Tasteful Selections has gladly agreed to send some lovelies to the winner of the giveaway. The first dish has got to be a super-easy-and tasty right? So will be the second...third...fourth dish - which I have not thought of it yet. Back to my first creation - inspired from a simple Steamed Potato dish I saw over at PigPigsCorner some time ago. Oh yes, of course you heard me right! Steamed Potatoes. S-T-E-A-M-E-D Potatoes!

Steamed Sunrise Medley Potatoes, adapted from PigPigsCorner 
Ingredients: 10 Sunrise Medley Potatoes*, lightly rinsed (Note: these potatoes have already been pre-washed, so minimal rinsing when it comes to prep in the kitchen), thinly sliced; drizzle of soy sauce; dash of white pepper; drizzle of sesame oil; organic green and red bell peppers, finely diced as garnish (and for mild flavors)

Sunrise Medley Potatoes*

Directions: Set the steamer ready. Layer thin slices of potatoes on a plate or wide-area baking dish (photo above). After each layer, drizzle a little soy sauce and dash of ground white pepper over the potato layers. When the water in the steamer is boiling, place the dish into the steamer, cover steamer and steam for about 15 minutes (Note1: At about the 10th minute, sprinkle the diced bell peppers over the potatoes, cover the steamer, then continue steaming for the last 5 mins). When done, drizzle a little sesame oil over the potatoes.

It is so amazingly delicious, and I assure you - you don't need a difficult recipe to taste freshness and deliciousness! The soft-but-not-mushy textures are perfect as well. This goes to Friday Potluck, Souper Sunday and No Croutons Required - Festive Photo.

How to Enter for Giveaway (open to US Residents)

Get one entry:
(1) Leave your comments in this post, tell me anything you want (like or dislike, favorite recipe etc.) about potatoes. If you do not have a blog, do not worry. You can also take part by leaving your comments - just be sure to leave your email so that you can be contacted if you win.

Additional entries:
(2) Post about this giveaway on your blog, then leave separate comment with your link to this giveaway announcement
(3) Like Tasteful Selections in Facebook, Follow Tasteful Selections on Twitter, then come back and leave another comment to tell me that you did so.

Giveaway ends 10 December 2010, 11:59 PM PST. The winner will be contacted via email.

Again, thanks to Tasteful Selections for the opportunity to create Ooh-Ahh moments; and for creating another chance for my blog readers to have their Ooh-Ahh Moments!

*With consistently soft textures, these Sunrise Medley Potatoes are definitely perfect for steaming in my opinion!

If steaming is not in your zone...

the potatoes are definitely good for baking and as pizza toppings!

Next, Purple Passion. Wooohooo....the name itself is so seductive...

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