I made that!

Gnocchi!

Posted in Because, like, I'm Italian, sort of, I Like Salt Too by brandi on July 21, 2009

FINALLY. John cooks for me. Granted there was a dinner party, and we were making an appetizer. But still. I love it when he cooks. And there’s no better way to make me  happy than with homemade gnocchi.

He started by boiling potatoes and pushing them through a ricer.

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Then he mixed in some flour, salt and egg.

egg

And kneaded it into a dough.

dough

Then he rolled out little rods and chopped them into little pillows.

cut

Many many pillows!

pillows

And ok, so I had to do SOMETHING. So I made a sauce to toss those little gnocchi in. A cilantro jalepeno pesto, with a little cream. It was perfect, all I had to do was throw it all in the food processor. So no hurting of my delicate little hands…

pesto

And we served it with some sauteed sweet corn & zucchini, topped with a bit of pancetta and some parmesan.

plated

And it was awesome.

CILANTRO JALEPENO PESTO:

2 bunches cilantro leaves

2-4 garlic cloves, minced

1/3 cup almonds

1 jalepeno pepper, seeded

1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes

1 tsp salt

1/2 tsp black pepper

1 cup shredded parmesan cheese

– Process everything in the food processor until smooth scraping down the sides.

– Through the feed tube as the machine is running, slowly add 1/2 cup olive oil and continue pureeing until smooth.

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