Spicy Roast Potatoes

If you need a little bit of change in the way you cook potatoes, then this spicy roast potatoes recipe from Flavour is what you are looking for. The dressing is optional, but I found it perfectly complemented this side dish.

Spicy Roast Potatoes With Tahini And Soy
Spicy Roast Potatoes With Tahini And Soy
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My Tuesday gym routine is set in stone as I don’t have much time in the morning. I do a stretch programme that lasts 25 minutes, using my Polar Ignite to guide me. The fitness tracker has a variety of exercise programmes on it, and I use them to tell me what to do the other three mornings. I alternate between legs, arms and a general body workout, making sure I do one each week. If I have the time and inclination on a Tuesday I will use the stepper. But every Saturday morning this is my plan of action if we are at home. Once again, I use the Polar to tell me how long my session should be. However, after months of the same options I mentioned to a friend that I wished they would update the programmes.

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So I was pleasantly surprised this morning to see that they had. It makes a huge difference to me to just use the vibration on my arm as the timer. Much easier than counting in my head. And I also have some routines up on the wall to make sure I do what I need to be doing. The less actual thinking I have to do before work in the morning, the better. I can sort of listen to the news, or let my mind drift, knowing I am staying on track. The only time I use a chosen exercise training option is when I go for a walk. I use this when I am at the mall shopping as a way of knowing how long I spend on this chore.

Spicy Roast Potatoes

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Spicy Roast Potatoes With Tahini And Soy

According to Flavour, these potatoes are prepared the Italian way. The dressing adds a lovely nutty savouriness to them.
Recipe Category: Side Dish
Makes enough for: 4 people
All Rights Reserved: Adapted from Ottolenghi Flavour page 276


for the potatoes

  • 400 g baby potatoes, cut in half
  • 25 g smoky harissa
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 22.5 mls olive oil
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to season

to garnish

  • 5 mls black sesame seeds, lightly toasted
  • 5 mls white sesame seeds, lightly toasted

for the dressing

  • 30 g tahini, (stir well before weighing out)
  • 15 mls soy sauce
  • 11.25 mls mirin
  • 11.25 mls apple cider vinegar


for the potatoes

  • Preheat the oven to 240° Celsius
  • Place the potatoes into a large mixing bowl and top with the harissa, garlic and olive oil
  • Season generously and toss to combine
  • Place onto a large lined baking tray, spreading them out as much as possible
  • Cover tightly with tin foil then place into the oven for 15 minutes
  • Remove the foil, reduce the temperature to 200° Celsius and roast for 25 minutes
  • Remove from the oven and transfer the potatoes and any pan juices to to a serving bowl
  • Add the sesame seeds and toss to combine and serve with the dressing on the side

for the dressing

  • Place the tahini, soy, mirin and vinegar into a small mixing bowl
  • Whisk well to combine and place into a small jug or bottle
  • Drizzle as much as you want over the potatoes and store in a sterilized glass jar if you have left overs


See this post on how I sterilize my glass jars. According to Yotam, you can use maple syrup instead of mirin. I substituted apple cider vinegar for rice vinegar.
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19 thoughts on “Spicy Roast Potatoes

  1. These potatoes look so good! I’m always looking for new ways to make them, thanks for sharing the recipe.

  2. I use a Polar heart rate monitor whenever I exercise; can’t imagine not doing so. I am not familiar with Ignite, but the fact that it is from Polar lends it some credibility n my book. It’s nice to have an exercise routine!

    And those potatoes do look delicious 🙂

  3. Wow! I was excited just reading the potatoes with harissa! But there’s more! Ottolenghi really is amazing. Love his recipes.

  4. As I mentioned earlier, a huge tahini fan here! However, I’ve never tried pairing it with potatoes, and I think I’m missing out a lot. The potatoes look and sound scrumptious here, so beautifully golden, and with all those nutty and smoky flavours going on!

  5. What an interesting recipe. I love the idea of tahini with the potatoes and the 2 kinds of sesame seeds. Sounds wonderful

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