Ayrshire New Potatoes are synonymous with summer in the West Coast of Scotland. This delicious crop is one of the region’s most loved produce and their arrival is eagerly awaited each year.

HeraldScotland: Ayrshire New Potatoes

The potato is small in size but packed with a distinctive earthy nutty flavour and aroma. Their creamy and delicate texture adds to the enjoyment of eating this seasonal treat and makes them the perfect candidate for a gourmet potato salad. Ayrshire New Potatoes are only available from June to September, so make sure you take advantage of this incredible recipe while you can!

HeraldScotland: Callum Dow, Chef, Trump Turnberry

Today’s recipe comes courtesy of Callum Dow, Executive Sous Chef at Trump Turnberry, a Luxury Collection Resort. The iconic hotel is home to one of Ayrshire’s leading fine dining restaurants, 1906. The menus are focussed on locally sourced, seasonal produce and Ayrshire New Potatoes feature frequently throughout the summer months. Follow Callum’s recipe below for the ultimate luxury New Potato Salad:

Serves 4 as a side dish

Ingredients

1kg Ayrshire New Potatoes -Scrubbed

200g Diced Pancetta or Chopped Smoked Bacon

Small Bunch of Chives - Chopped 

1 tbsp Walnut Oil

1 tbsp Hazelnut Oil 

2 tbsp Scottish Rapeseed Oil

3 tbsp Arran Wholegrain Mustard

5 tsp Champagne/Cider Vinegar

200ml Katy Rogers Creme Fraiche

To make the dressing for the potatoes put the oils, mustard and vinegar into a bowl with ¼ tsp each salt and pepper and whisk hard for 3 mins. Add the creme fraiche and stir in. Keep at room temperature until ready to serve.

Boil potatoes for 12-15 mins in salted water until tender, drain, then when cool enough to handle, cut into quarters or bite size pieces. Meanwhile, fry pancetta with lots of black pepper until golden. Mix together the potatoes, pancetta and chives. Pour over the dressing and mix again. Taste and adjust seasoning accordingly.

If you would like to experience the best of Ayrshire’s local produce and try more of Callum’s fantastic dishes, you can book a table at Trump Turnberry’s 1906 restaurant here.