Gnocchi with Fresh Tomato Sauce

Recipe -- Gnocchi with Fresh Tomato Sauce

 

Gnocchi is such a delicious dish that it has spread throughout the world and is now available at all supermarkets. However nothing you can buy compares to those mouth-watering home-made dumplings that melt in your mouth. Here is a recipe for traditional Gnocchi dumplings that are served in a fresh tomato sauce, flavoured with basil, parsley and black pepper. You can also serve gnocchi with a rich cheese sauce or drizzled with olive oil and sprinkled with parmesan cheese. There are many ways to tantalise your taste buds with Gnocchi!

Ingredients

Sauce

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 large can pureed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil
  • Grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Gnocchi

  • 500g potatoes
  • 1 ½ cups self-raising flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 tablespoon milk

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Method

Sauce

Heat oil and sauté garlic.

Add the tomatoes, salt, pepper, and basil.

Simmer for approx. 30 minutes stirring occasionally until thickened.

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Gnocchi

Peel, quarter and boil potatoes in slightly salted water until very tender. Mash very well.

Add sifted flour, salt, nutmeg, and milk. Mix well.

Knead for 2 minutes.

Roll dough out into sausage shapes.

Cut the rolls into 2cm lengths.

Press with a fork.

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