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V Roasted Potato and Okra Salad
From Bon Appetit magazine; makes 6 side-dish servings; ready in about an hour
2 lb small potatoes such as fingerling, red, or yellow-fleshed
1 large bunch scallions, white parts halved lengthwise and remainder reserved for another use
2 large fresh rosemary sprigs, plus 1/2 teaspoon chopped
1/4 cup olive oil
2 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon black pepper
3/4 lb small (2- to 3-inch) okra
2 cups shelled fresh or frozen edamame (soybeans; 1 1/2 lb in pods if fresh); or green or wax beans
1 cup fresh corn (from 1 to 2 ears)
1 1/2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon finely chopped shallots
Roast potatoes and okra:
Put oven rack in middle position and preheat oven to 450°F.
Halve potatoes lengthwise and toss with scallion pieces, rosemary sprigs, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Spread potato mixture in a large roasting pan and roast, stirring once, 20 minutes. Stir potatoes and add okra to pan, tossing to coat. Continue to roast until okra and potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes more.
Cook beans and corn while potatoes roast:
Cook beans in 1 quart (unsalted) boiling water in a 3- to 4-quart pot 8 minutes, then immediately transfer to a bowl of ice and cold water to stop cooking. Gently peel off shells. For green beans, cook for 3 minutes and plunge into ice water.
Return water to a boil and add 1 teaspoon salt, then cook corn until tender, about 4 minutes. Drain corn in a sieve and immediately transfer to bowl of ice and cold water to stop cooking. Drain corn again.
Make dressing and assemble salad:
Whisk together lemon juice, shallot, chopped rosemary, and remaining 2 tablespoons oil, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl until combined. Discard rosemary sprigs, then add hot potatoes and okra to dressing along with beans, corn, and salt to taste, tossing to combine. Cool salad to warm before serving.