The following post is from Marie at ProudItalianCook.com. She has a wonderful blog with incredible recipes, culture and more!
I’m so happy grilling season is back in full force! This is one of the things I made recently,Grilled Potato and Asparagus Napoleon, it’s the perfect side dish for all your summer grilling events.
Grilled asparagus, grilled red pepper slices, creamy and slightly tangy goat cheese layered between grilled potato slices topped off with nicoise olives and a rich balsamic glaze to swipe it all in. I spoke about Mandarano Balsamic Glaze before, it’s a staple in my kitchen, I use it all the time and many times on this blog. I adore it and highly recommend it!
Once you get a bottle you’ll never want to be without, it’s that good!
I did three stacks of potato slices here but two stacks would work as well especially if your serving a bunch of other side dishes. It looks impressive, the flavors are amazing, it’s a win, win!
Grilled Potato and Asparagus Napoleon
- Amounts will vary depending on how many you will be making and whether you have a 2 or 3 high stack. This will be a guideline.
- I used large baking potatoes which need to be precooked until tender but not mushy. You could either steam, boil or bake After they are cooked cut off the ends and make 1/2 inch slices. Brush slices with olive oil then finish cooking on grill for a few minutes. Be sure to get some nice grill marks!
- Asparagus, pre grilled and cut into 1 inch pieces
- Goat cheese log, cut into rounds
- Red pepper slices, pre grilled
- Nicoise olives and balsamic glaze for finish
- Light vinaigrette or fresh lemon olive oil dressing
- Have everything ready for assembly,
- Potato* goat cheese round* red pepper slice* asparagus pieces* a few olives.
- Drizzle layer with either a light vinaigrette or fresh lemon and olive oil dressing.
- When napoleon is made, garnish with more dressing, olives, asparagus pieces and a healthy swirl of luscious balsamic glaze around the plate.
- better served either slightly warm or room temperature.