Sunday, June 08, 2008
Nice Day For A Barbecue
Our old gas barbecue is on its last legs. The holes are rusty and blocked with debris so it has patchy hot spots but still, it made nice work of our David's barbecued rump and these potato skewers.
New potato and pancetta skewers
1kg baby new potatoes
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tbsp olive oil
4 rosemary sprigs
100g sliced pancetta
1 garlic bulb, broken into cloves
Add the potatoes to a pan of boiling water and cook for 15 minutes until just tender. Pass each potato through a skewer then place in large bowl. Add the paprika, olive oil and some sea salt and toss together.
Cut the pancetta slices in half to give 20 short slices. Wrap a piece of pancetta around 20 of the potatoes and push a small sprig of rosemary through the holes of remaining potatoes.
Thread the potatoes onto 8 skewers with the whole garlic cloves, alternating them as you go. Cook over for medium coals for 15 – 20 minutes until crisp and golden.