Hmm that was the question I had when we made all that gnocchi!
You’re in luck because today I have easy-peasy but delicious ideas for all that DIY gnocchi!
But before I get started, always remember to boil your uncooked gnocchi in a pot of hot boiling very salted water (more salt than you think is always better :). If you’ve already made a batch and had extra that you stored in tupperware, skip the boiling part :)
Please note that there are no measurements. Use the suggested ingredients according to your tastes and preferences. All these recipes can be adapted for one, two, four or ten people. Hope you enjoy!
Do you have any favorite gnocchi recipes to share? I would love to know since we plan on making another batch! So please do share :)
BROWN BUTTER GNOCCHI WITH LEMON ZEST
One of my favorite ways to eat gnocchi is when it’s been cooked in browned butter. I love it when gnocchi has that nice brown crusty color to it! By cooking the butter a bit beyond its melting point, it gives the butter a warm nutty aroma and flavor. Be sure to keep an eye while it’s cooking because it is very easy to go from browning the butter to burning the butter. And with the addition of lemon, it just really makes it so nice, light and fresh!
Brown Butter Gnocchi with Lemon Zest
- butter or compound butter
- lemon zest
- lemon juice
- parmesan cheese (optional)
- salt + pepper
- basil leaves (for garnish)
- Melt butter in a skillet over medium heat. When the butter has melted, toss in the lemon zest and lemon juice. The amount of lemon juice depends on your preference.
- When the melted butter starts to bubble and foam (be careful not to burn the butter), toss the cooked gnocchi in the brown butter. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cook for a few minutes until you notice some browning, then flip and repeat.
- Transfer the gnocchi onto a plate. Sprinkle with some more lemon zest and parmesan cheese. Garnish with a few basil leaves.
GNOCCHI WITH TOMATO SAUCE
This method of preparing gnocchi is one of the most simplest forms you will ever come across. It’s uncomplicated in every way possible. All you need is a jar of your favorite pasta sauce. In this dish, we chose to pair our gnocchi with a chunky vegetable pasta sauce. In addition to that, I spruced the sauce up a bit by adding some of my favorite go-to seasons for that added kick of flavor. Very easy and fast!
I love date nights, but I love DIY date nights even more! For last (last) week’s date night, we wanted to learn to make pasta. It was one of our 2012 resolutions!
Did you know that this DIY gnocchi only requires 3 ingredients?! 3 simple ingredients that I’m sure you all may already have in your kitchen. That’s right! With only a few potatoes, flour, and eggs you can have homemade gnocchi.
Keep in mind that there are no exact measurements when making gnocchi or any type of pasta for that matter. Just remember that the amount of flour used varies. We made our gnocchi based off of Food Wishes’ One Potato Gnocchi video, please check it out for reference.
So, for potato gnocchi you will obviously need potatoes! First, you’ll want to wash and dry your potatoes and then nuke them in the microwave until they are fork tender. Here we used 3 medium russet potatoes…
Be careful, hot potatoes!! Don’t say I didn’t warn you! :)
Once they are cool to the touch, use a spoon to scoop the insides and discard the potato skins. Using a spoon and a very fine sieve, push the potatoes through. This step requires a little bit of arm muscle, so ladies take a break and let your boyfriend do all the work :)
Once all the potatoes have gone through the grueling mashing process, you’ll now have a big bowl of grainy potatoes. Crack and whisk one egg and pour that into the potatoes.
Surf & Turf Thanksgiving: Garlic Shrimp with Basil, Tomatoes, and Red Pepper Flakes with Brown Butter GnocchiPosted: December 5, 2011 | |
Yummy! I only have one thing to say, gnocchi is awesome! I can’t believe I waited twenty-something years to try this! Oh why was I deprived of this growing up???
Welcome to part two of my super belated Thanksgiving extravaganza! We had the turf (steak with tomatoes, red onions, and balsamic) and now we have the surf (garlic shrimp with basil, tomatoes, and red pepper flakes). Haha, that was such a terrible joke, I’m sorry!
Rather than babble, check out the garlic shrimp with basil, tomatoes, and red pepper flakes with brown butter gnocchi below…
While the gnocchi is boiling, start working on the shrimp. In my opinion, the shrimp takes the most work.