Steamed New Potatoes with Lemon, Olive Oil and Chives

  • 2 lbs new potatoes
  • ¼ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ tsp lemon zest
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup minced fresh chives

Pour 1 inch of water into a pan and set a steamer basket over it.  Place potatoes in steamer, cover and bring to a boil over high heat.  Reduce heat and steam the potatoes for 20 minutes if small, 30 minutes if large or until easily pierced with a knife.  Cut large potatoes into chunks, keep small potatoes whole and transfer to a bowl.  Toss with lemon juice and zest, olive oil, salt and pepper.  Let the potatoes marinate and cool off a bit.  Turn them over in the marinade several times to evenly absorb the seasonings.  Taste for salt and pepper balance, sprinkle with fresh chives.