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Chipotle Ranch Potato Salad with Sausage and Corn

I think by now you know I run more than one website on different food topics (if you missed the memo I think it is 15 but who’s counting) I do this because quite frankly one I have no life, and two I love food, that simple. Loving food is a true passion of mine but what I love most is verity so I cover different subjects on different days which allow me to go down many food paths. I have been doing this for a very longtime in Internet terms I am Coke. I think I may even out date Google themselves.

Now the beauty of doing this is I can take so many different directions and still fit in somewhere. I am lucky over the years and have teamed up with some fantastic people that help me keep the wheels and frying pans well oiled – olive of course. One of my oldest niches is Mexican food I just love the stuff and I love the whole feel of anything smelling of it and recently expanded my Mexican site to cover both sides of the boarder.

See what I have come to realize over all these years is great food is happening all around us and not just in my neck of the woods but in every corner of the globe. I happen to be fortunate to work with people from other countries and we realize that food is the one thing that brings us all closer. So although ten years ago I might not have done a salad like this today I realize it is all good, bring it all on the more the merrier. Don’t judge food by anything other than does it taste good and understand there are many flavors to life and the world. Enjoy them all life is too short as it is I still have loads more recipes in me.

Smoked Andouille Sausage Potato Salad with Chipotle
Summary: This potato salad has a Southwestern meets Cajun kind of feel to it and I suggest you taste the dressing as you make it to adjust the heat to your liking.
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Cuisine: American (Southwestern Cajun fusion)
Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 6
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Ingredients
For the Smoked Andouille Sausage Potato Salad:
  • 1 pound smoked Andouille sausage, sliced ⅛ inch thick
  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes, skin on large cubes
  • 1 15 ounce can of whole kernel corn, drained and rinsed
  • ⅓ cup scallions, diced
For the Chipotle Ranch Potato Salad Dressing:
  • ⅓ cup sour cream
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 2½ tablespoons buttermilk
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic
  • 1½ teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon chipotle chili powder
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • Salt fresh ground black pepper
  • 1 San Marcos Chipotle Peppers in Adobo sauce (optional adjust to personal heat level)
To Garnish:
  • Fresh cilantro roughly torn
Instructions
To Prepare the Ingredients for the Smoked Andouille Sausage Potato Salad:
  1. In a stockpot bring two quarts of salted water to a rapid boil. Add your cubed potatoes to the water and cook for fifteen or until a fork goes in easy over a medium heat, careful not to overcook they should still be a bit firm to the fork you want them to hold together in the salad.
  2. Drain the water and place them in a large glass bowl for mixing and allow cooling.
  3. When cool add the corn, and mix genteelly, season with a bit of salt and fresh pepper.
  4. Slice your Andouille sausage and place in a separate bowl for now.
For the Chipotle Ranch Potato Salad Dressing:
  1. Add all the dressing ingredients to your blender and pulse a few times on medium speed until everything is smooth and the chipotle if using is pureed and well incorporated, place everything in the refrigerator to chill awhile.
To Make the Smoked Andouille Sausage Potato Salad:
  1. When everything is cool remove from the refrigerator and fold the dressing into the corn and potato mixture until well blended.
  2. Sample and adjust the seasoning with salt and pepper and more of the chipotle chili powder if necessary.
  3. Cover the bowl with plastic wrap and place in refrigerator for at least a few hours overnight is best.
To Garnish:
  1. Remove bowl from refrigerator and spoon into individual bowls and add some of the Andouille sausage.
  2. Sprinkle some diced scallions and fresh cilantro roughly torn randomly on top.

Photo Description:

This is a Southwestern meets Cajun fusion kind of feel to it and if you are not into heat either leave out of the dressing the chipotle in the sauce or temper how much of it you use based on what you like. I am not suggesting an amount here and stating it is optional as everyone’s heat threshold is different and I don’t want rude comments about starting fires or being an arsonist. All kidding aside make it the way you like some like there salad spicy some like it very mellow this one can go either way you like it.
 


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