Friday, March 27, 2015

Gnocchi with Tomato Sauce Recipe-Potato Gnocchi with Fresh Tomato Sauce

According to Wikipedia, Gnocchi are various thick, soft dough dumplings that may be made from semolina, ordinary wheat flour, egg, cheese, potato, breadcrumbs, or similar ingredients. Some of the common accompaniments of gnocchi include melted butter with sage, pesto, and various sauces. Potato gnocchi are small dumplings made from potato, semolina, or flour, usually served with a sauce. Gnocchi is a very versatile dish and can be accompanied by many different sauces. I have paired it with an easy and fresh tomato sauce. Traditionally these gnocchi are made at home but I have used ready made potato gnocchi. Now to the recipe-

Gnocchi with Easy Tomato Sauce

Potato Gnocchi with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Potato Gnocchi with Fresh Tomato Sauce

 Prep Time : 10 mins
 Cook Time : 20 mins 
 Serves: 2
 Recipe CategoryDinner-Lunch
 Recipe CuisineInternational
 Author:

   Ingredients needed

   Potato Gnocchi - 2 cups
   Olive oil - 1 1/2 tbsp
   Tomatoes - 7
   Onion - 1 finely chopped
   Garlic - 4 cloves
   Cayenne pepper - 1/2 tsp (optional)

   Herbs

   Oregano -3/4 tsp
   Basil - 1 tsp

   Salt to taste
   Pepper powder to taste

   For garnishing

   Grated mozzarella or parmesan cheese


Potato Gnocchi
ready made potato gnocchi
Preparation

Wash the tomatoes and using a sharp knife, cut a small cross on the top or base of the tomatoes. This is done just to peel the skin easily.

Bring water to boil in a pot, add the tomatoes and boil for 50-60 seconds. Then transfer the blanched tomatoes to a bowl of cold water to stop cooking. After 30 seconds, remove the tomatoes, peel and discard the skin and seeds. Puree 4 tomatoes and finely chop 3 tomatoes and keep it aside.

blanching tomatoes

Method 

Heat olive oil in a pan, add finely chopped garlic and saute for a few minutes. Add finely chopped onions and saute until they turn transparent.

sauteing garlic and onions

Add the chopped tomatoes and the tomato puree, cayenne pepper and salt needed. Once it starts boiling, lower the heat and cook until the sauce reduces and thickens slightly.

easy tomato sauce

Add oregano, basil and pepper powder to taste. Now our fresh and easy tomato sauce is ready. Now we will cook the potato gnocchi.

quick tomato sauce

Bring a pan of salted water to boil. Add the potato gnocchi and cook until it floats on the surface.

cooking potato gnocchi

Carefully remove the gnocchi with a slotted ladle and keep it aside. Reserve 2 tbsp of the liquid and discard the rest.

Now add the cooked gnocchi, reserved liquid to the sauce and toss well to combine.

Potato Gnocchi with Fresh Tomato Sauce

If you can get fresh basil, add 3-4 chopped leaves, sprinkle freshly grated cheese and serve hot.

Potato gnocchi with tomato sauce is ready to be served.

Note - If you cannot get potato gnocchi, you can substitute any pasta in place of gnocchi.

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