Cooking new potatoes directly in heavily salted water leaves them creamy on the inside and crispily salty on the outside. Combine that with a sauce that balances sharp garlic and vinegar against sweet peaches, leavened with aromatic herbs, and I’m in summer heaven.
This recipe would be delicious any time of year, under any weather conditions: let’s just be clear on that. But especially in the late days of summer (when the thought of heating up your kitchen is just excruciating) cool, filling salads are a godsend. And when they’re as flavorful as this one — shrimp! basil! tomatoes! it’s almost a caricature of summer! — it’s no sacrifice at all.