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How to make Spanish potato salad

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This simple and spicy potato salad gets its heat from fresh chillies and raw garlic. Use either a mild chilli such as jalapeno, or a hot one like Scotch bonnet, according to taste.
What you'll need: 
450g new potatoes
1 jalapeno or other chilli
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1 clove garlic, or more to taste
1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
1/2 teaspoon mild paprika powder
Mortar & pestle or chef's knife
Scrub potatoes and cut into bite-sized chunks. Very small potatoes can be cooked whole. There is no need to peel them.
Bring water to the boil in a medium-sized saucepan. Add potatoes and fresh chilli and return water to a gentle boil. Lower heat and cook for 8-12 minutes, or until potatoes are just tender. Be careful not to overcook.
Meanwhile, crush garlic with salt in a mortar and pestle. Alternatively, mince garlic with salt using a chef's knife. In either case, the garlic should be reduced to a paste.
Measure olive oil into a small mixing bowl and gradually whisk in lemon juice. Then whisk in garlic paste and paprika.
When potatoes are tender, drain them and place in a serving bowl. Peel chilli, chop it into small pieces and add to potato. Drizzle dressing over top and mix gently.
Best served warm or at room temperature. Makes two generous servings.
Cook potatoes at a gentle boil and test often to avoid overcooking. They are ready when the tip of a sharp knife slides in easily.


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