Monday, 14 April 2014

What's Cooking in my Kitchen - Gnocchi

Gnocchi is a semi regular meal at out house, particularly in the cooler months. I find it a quick meal to prepare if you buy the ready made stuff.

For this recipe you will need:

A wedge of pumpkin already roasted in the oven.
A bag of ready made Gnocchi
A Cup of Cream (or more if you like it a bit more sloppy)
1/4 to 1/2 Cup of Pesto. I make a home made one which you can find the recipe for here. (Also, if you want a bit of an extra punch, you can add a cup or two of rocket or kale to the base basil pesto recipe.)
Salt and Pepper
Cherry Tomatoes
Parmesan or pecorino to garnish

1 - Boil water for gnocchi
2 - Meanwhile, cut pumpkin into cubes and put pesto into a hot pan
3 - Once the pesto has cooked for a minute or two add half of the pumpkin. Add cream and turn the heat down to a slow simmer.
4 - When the gnocchi is cooking and the balls start floating to the top of the water you know it is cooked. At this point add the last of the pumpkin to your dish and turn the heat off.
5 - Add everything together including the cherry tomatoes.
6 - Top with extra parmesan or in my case, sheeps milk pecorino (from my new local deli)

This is a lovely rustic meal and goes well with a side of sourdough bread. Perfect for a cool Tassie Autumn evening (but not exclusive to!)

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