It’s the season of new potatoes. Finns love spring asparagus, new potatoes, and other foods that bring on the warm season. In the vegetable section of the market, there are piles of new potatoes of all kinds.
In the Finnish way, new potatoes are often simply boiled and eaten with fish. However, I wanted to enjoy the new potatoes in a variety of ways, so I decided to make a quick and easy mentaiko mayo salad.
Kalles Kaviar is a cod roe paste made by a Swedish company. It0 is sold at IKEA and other stores in Finland, and is a great help for Japanese people living abroad who cannot get cod roe(tarako) or mentaiko.
Soak the new potatoes in water for a while and wash them carefully. (*2)
Cut into bite-sized pieces and microwave until tender.
Cut spring onions into thin slices.
Put all the seasonings in a bowl and mix.
Add the new potatoes and green onions and mix well.
*1Kalles Kaviar is 14g per tablespoon. It is the same as mayonnaise. It is difficult to measure exactly with a tablespoon, so please use it as a guide.*2Soaking new potatoes in water for a while removes the mud and softens the skin, so you can just wash them with your hands to clean them. This is my grandmother’s wisdom.