Serves 12
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: 15 minutes

What you will need

  • 2kg chat (baby coliban) potatoes
  • 6 pancetta slices
  • 2 bunches asparagus, trimmed, cut into 5cm lengths
  • 2 bunches baby leeks, cut into 5cm pieces
  • 1/3 cup (80ml) extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) white wine vinegar
  • 2 tbs green peppercorns, coarsely chopped
  • 1 tbs Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbs honey

Boil potatoes

Place potatoes in a saucepan and cover with plenty of cold water. Place over high heat and bring to the boil. Cook for 10 minutes or until tender. Drain well.

Cook pancetta and asparagus

Meanwhile, heat frying pan over medium heat. Add pancetta; cook for 2-3 minutes or until crisp. Transfer to a plate lined with towel. Add asparagus to pan and cook, tossing, for 2-3 minutes or until bright green and tender crisp. Transfer to a bowl.

Cook leek

Reduce heat to low. Add the leek to the pan and cook, turning occasionally, for 2-3 minutes or until leek is softened and lightly caramelised. Transfer to the plate.

Make dressing

Place oil, vinegar, peppercorns, mustard and honey in a screw-top jar; shake until well combined. Taste and season.

Combine and serve

Break pancetta into pieces. Combine the potato, pancetta, asparagus and leek in a serving bowl. Drizzle with dressing to serve.

 

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