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Kicked up Potato Salad

Rich and creamy potato salad with fresh tarragon, chives, crunchy radish with a kick of horseradish sauce, woven with ultra thin slices proscuitto ham is sure to please at any picnic this summer.Kicked Up Potato Salad_Bams Kitchen

I love Jamie Oliver. He always has a passion for his food and fresh ingredients. He really gets moving in the kitchen using his hands to knead bread or using his hands to grind up fresh spices with his mortar and pestle or using his hands to pick out some fresh herbs. He is a real hands on kind of passionate chef and I quite like that.

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Several years ago, my sweet little husband purchased a copy of Jamie Oliver's cookbook for my B-day and it has been laying in the storage facility for years whilst we have been living abroad. However on a last trip home, my cookbooks have been finally retrieved from the storage unit and are on my shelves in Hong Kong. There is something very magical about sifting through the pages with your fingers of a real cook book with lots of amazing photos. This is something I have not done in years and I forgot how much I loved it. My teenagers love to do this as well and they proceeded to tag a few pages from each the cookbook that they wanted me to make in Bam's Kitchen.

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One recipe that I found quite interesting was Jamie Oliver's "Amazing Potato and  Horseradish salad with fine herbs and bresaola" on page 30 of his "Cook With Jamie-My guide to Making You a Better Cook" cook book.

Fresh tarragon is not a herb that I cook with often and this really sparked my interest. Fresh tarragon is very aromatic and has a slightly bittersweet flavor and an aroma similar to that of anise. I love cooking with fresh herbs and essences such a citrus as it really adds another dimension of flavor, color and texture to so many dishes.

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I started to make the dish and realized that I did not have all the items on hand so made a couple of adjustments along the way. (I know your shocked...wink wink...and smiling as when do I ever have on hand all the ingredients. I am the queen of substitution) I only had stalks of celery and no celery leaves so instead I added some slices of radishes that really perked up the dish. In addition, we cannot find fresh plain horseradish anywhere here in Hong Kong only this odd horseradish like sauce.  The horseradish sauce from the UK was just brilliant in this dish. I also used limes instead of lemons as this is what I had on hand. I also used chives instead of parsley and small baby red potatoes instead of new potatoes. I used proscuitto ham instead of bresaola. However, technically it was still the same dish with Jamie's basic concepts and flavors.

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I actually could not believe my eldest requested this dish as my boys do not usually like anything with mayo or cream in it. However, all I could get out of the finished dish was one bite so I could report back to you with my findings. I think Jamie got his servings wrong as it obviously only feeds one hungry teenager, maybe 4 adults if there was any of it left... You know that says something more than positive when picky teenagers like a dish, you know it has to be good.

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Kicked up Potato Salad

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August 9, 2014

Rich and creamy potato salad with fresh tarragon, chives, crunchy radish with a kick of horseradish sauce, woven with ultra thin slices proscuitto ham is sure to please at any picnic this summer.

  • Cook: 2 hrs 20 mins
  • Yields: 4 Adults or 1 Hungry Teenager


red potatoes - 1.5 pounds peeled and cut in half or quarters depending on size

salt and pepper - to taste

key limes - juice of 4 key limes or 2 regular limes

horseradish sauce - 3 teaspoons or to taste

sour cream - 3 heaping tablespoons

chives - 2 tablespoons chopped

proscuitto - 6-8 slices

radish - 6 red radishes chopped and sliced thinly

tarragon - handful of fresh leaves

olive oil - drizzle for top


1Boil the red potatoes in salted water for about 10-15 minutes or until fork tender. Drain salt and pepper while they are still hot to taste. Set aside.

2In a bowl, mix the lime juice, horseradish sauce, sour cream and chives. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Add the potatoes whilst still hot to the horseradish dressing, chives and delicately stir. Taste and adjust seasonings as required. Cool in refrigerator.

3Plate your potato salad. Place your potato mixture on a plate. Delicately place the proscuitto along the potatoes. Top with torn tarragon leaves, sliced radishes and a drizzle of olive oil and enjoy.

  • Bams Kitchen

    Dearest Followers, I am deeply sorry that many of you are having difficulty leaving a comment or even accessing Bam’s Kitchen. We are in the process of troubleshooting the issues. Can you please try and leave a comment now? If you cannot leave a comment and get a warning message, can you please send me an e-mail to [email protected] with a screen shot if you can of the warning message so we can get this sorted. Thank you for your patience. Take Care, BAM

  • This is definitely a unique potato salad! I love all the flavors you’ve added to it (especially horseradish – one of my favorites). It looks delicious!

    • Bams Kitchen

      Hello Amy, thank you. This is a kicked up Jamie Oliver special. It is very hearty and could pass as the main dish but delightfully light at the same time with fresh herbs and a zangy horseradish sauce. Take Care

  • Robyn

    Testing from my phone

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you Robyn. Some comments are now getting through. Thanks for checking on that for me. Take care, BAM

  • Testing from my laptop.
    Never had horseradish in my potato salad, this version of potato salad is for me since I love horseradish.

    • Bams Kitchen

      Thank you Norma for doing a little QA testing for me. I bet you are growing fresh horseradish in your garden and that would be amazing in this recipe. Take Care, BAM

  • Lime, tarragon and chives – how delicious! This is such a great looking salad, Bobbi, and the photos are special! I just want to dig in right now. Fabulous dish, girl!

  • Hi Bam, tarragon is such an underused herb, love how you treated it here. Also this combination of ingredients sound so good together. Jamie Oliver is one of my favorites, he is so passionate. I remember his first cooking shows when he played in a band and his wife was his girlfriend.

  • You know it – I love fresh tarragon in potato salads – they have this amazing anise smell! I love all sorts of potato salads including the creamy versions! How sweet of your hubby – I’m also a huge fan of Jamie Oliver and his vegetarian dishes, he’s such a great and happy guy!

  • I love tarragon. The idea of substituting radishes for celery sounds genius!

  • Wow this looks way much better than any potato salad that I’ve seen. You should have been awarded that kickstarter project for making the perfect potato salad.

  • Wow Bobbi, this is such a beautiful and elegant potato salad…like the idea of horseradish…and proscuitto…seriouly…I have never seen such a nice potato salad. Thanks for the inspiration…enjoy your week 😀

  • I totally agree with you about leafing through actual cookbooks and seeing the pictures. I also love reading the back-story behind a recipe. : ) And you know, I caught a Jamie Olivier cooking show recently and got totally hooked. I had no idea his food was so visually appealing…and not only that, I really appreciate his style and his stance on cooking delicious and good-for-you food for the most part. I bet this potato salad tastes as good as it looks!

  • I’ve made a recipe somewhat similar from another blogger.. I love the addition of lemon/lime and tarragon is one of my favorites. As we were enjoying it I remarked that I should have added radishes! I must have been channeling my “inner” Bam’s Kitchen:D

  • This potato salad is just unbelievable and almost too pretty to eat!

  • Potato salad is always a winner and yours looks incredible. Great pix, too.

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