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Roasted Potato and Shallot Salad With Marinated Mushrooms and Kale Recipe

Roasted Potato and Shallot Salad With Marinated Mushrooms and Kale Recipe
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  • Cusine



1 1/2 pounds small fingerling potatoes

Kosher salt

2 medium cloves garlic

1/2 teaspoon minced fresh thyme leaves, plus 3 thyme sprigs, divided

1 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided

12 ounces shallots

1 scallion, white and light green parts only, roughly chopped

1 small handful flat-leaf parsley leaves, roughly chopped

1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

5 tablespoons white wine vinegar, divided

1/8 teaspoon smoked paprika

Freshly ground black pepper

12 ounces shiitake mushrooms, stemmed

3 ounces baby Russian kale leaves, woody stems trimmed and large leaves torn


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. In a large saucepan, cover potatoes with cold water and season heavily with salt until water is saltier than the sea. Add garlic and thyme sprigs and set over medium-high heat. Bring to a bare simmer and cook, adjusting heat to maintain bare simmer, until potatoes are tender, about 25 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large ovenproof skillet, heat 2 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add shallots and cook, tossing, until lightly browned, about 4 minutes. Season with salt. Transfer to oven and cook, tossing occasionally, until shallots are very tender, about 25 minutes. In a tall, narrow container, combine scallion, parsley, mustard, 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar, and smoked paprika, along with a generous pinch of salt. Using an immersion blender, blend until fully puréed and smooth. Transfer to a mixing bowl and whisk in 1/2 cup olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. In a clean large skillet, heat 4 tablespoons oil over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add mushrooms and cook, stirring and tossing, until tender and just starting to brown, about 5 minutes; stir in minced thyme leaves during last 1 minute of cooking. Transfer mushrooms to a small heatproof bowl. Season with salt. Add remaining 2 tablespoons vinegar to mushrooms, along with enough of the scallion vinaigrette to thoroughly coat, tossing well. Set aside. Increase oven to 500 degrees F. Drain potatoes and discard garlic and thyme, shaking to remove any excess liquid. Transfer to a foil-lined rimmed baking sheet and toss with remaining 2 tablespoons oil. Roast potatoes, shaking baking sheet once or twice during cooking, until starting to crisp and brown, about 15 minutes. Let cool until warm. In a large bowl, combine roasted shallots, marinated mushrooms and any of their juices, roasted potatoes, and kale. Add more vinaigrette as needed to lightly coat, tossing well. Season with salt and pepper as needed. Serve.