Crispy Gnocchi in a Roasted Red Pepper Sauce



We’ve been huge gnocchi fans since day 1. We’ve never really listened to the instructions on the package though, which tells you to boil it in water for 2-3 minutes #boring. Usually, we make some sort of pasta sauce and cook the pasta in the sauce, which is always delicious because the gnocchi soaks up so much flavor. However, this time we decided to switch it up a little. We fried the gnocchi in a pan with a bit of olive oil, like how you would do it with potato wedges. The gnocchi gets perfectly crispy, and it just puts gnocchi in a whole new light. We combined crispy gnocchi with crunchy fried chorizo, grilled zucchini and a sweet roasted bell pepper sauce. All the flavors and textures combined are to die for. So we’re gonna end this little with a warning: never boil your gnocchi in water again!

Ingredients for two
○ 400g gnocchi ○ 1 zucchini ○ 200g roasted bell peper (from a jar) ○ 50 chorizo slices ○ 1 onion ○ 2 cloves of garlic ○ 1/2 cup of cream ○ 1 tablespoon of basil ○ 1 tablespoon of garlic ○ salt and pepper to taste

Place the garlic, roasted bell pepper and cream in a bowl. Using a stick blender, blend until smooth. Add the basil, oregano and salt and pepper.

Chop the zucchini and begin to grill the zucchini in a separate grill pan with some olive oil.

Meanwhile, chop the onion, slice the chorizo and begin frying the gnocchi with onion and chorizo at the same time in a large pan with some olive oil. Make sure that the gnocchi has enough space in the pan so that it is not stacked on top of each other.

Heat up the bell pepper sauce in a sauce pan. Once the zucchini is grilled to perfection and the gnocchi is nice and crispy, you’re ready to serve.

After eating this incredible dish, which wont take you any longer than 15 minutes to make, you will never see gnocchi in the same way again! Yep, this dish might be life changing if you’ve never heard of this technique before!


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