Happy New Year 2015 ~ Perfect side dish ~ Gordon Ramsay’s Turmeric and Chilli Roasted Potatoes

Happy New Year One and All! I hope everyone has celebrated the New Year with health, love and happiness.  A year of new beginnings and hopefully one that brings you the joy you deserve.

I wanted to post my favorite side dish for any meal.  It is from Gordon Ramsay’s Christmas special..but I make these spuds all the time. It’s the perfect accompaniment to any meat..I’ve paired it with Standing Rib Roast, Turkey(prefer Bobby Flay’s Glazed recipe), and My Famous Meatloaf among many.

Gordon Ramsay’s Turmeric and Chilli Roasted Potatoes Recipe:


  • 5-6 lbs potatoes
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1½ tsp ground turmeric
  • pinch of chilli flakes, to taste
  • 4–5 tbsp olive oil (or goose or duck fat)


Preheat the oven to 400F. Peel the potatoes, quarter lengthways and place in a large saucepan of salted cold water. Bring to the boil, then lower the heat and simmer for about 8 minutes.

Drain the potatoes in a colander and sprinkle with the turmeric, chilli flakes and some salt and pepper. Toss in the colander to coat evenly, then drizzle with a little of the olive oil and toss again. Leave to steam for 5 minutes.

Put the rest of the olive oil in a roasting tray and place in the oven for a few minutes to heat up. Carefully add the potatoes and toss to coat in the oil. Roast for 40-45 minutes, turning a few times, until crisp and golden. Drain on kitchen paper and transfer to a warmed dish to serve.


Enjoy peeps and don’t forget your favorite Vintage…