Steamed New Potatoes with Fresh Basil
New potatoes from the garden or produce stand are a summer delight. Simply steamed and tossed with butter, fresh, pungent basil, salt, and pepper, they are ready to enjoy. For variety, use a mixture of red and white potatoes.
Serves4 to 6
Total Timeunder 30 minutes
OccasionBuffet, Casual Dinner Party, Family Get-together
Recipe Courseside dish
Dietary Considerationegg-free, gluten-free, halal, kosher, lactose-free, peanut free, soy free, tree nut free, vegetarian
Taste and Texturebuttery, herby, light, savory
- 1 pound small new potatoes (about 1-inch diameter), unpeeled and well-scrubbed
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter, at room temperature
- 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper
Place the potatoes in a steamer rack set in a saucepan over boiling water. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, covered, until tender, 15 to 20 minutes. Transfer to a bowl and toss with the butter, basil, salt, and pepper.
2007 Maryana Vollstedt