Monday, March 10, 2014

Gnocchi with Prosciutto & Fresh Basil

After eating out at an Italian restaurant on Saturday it seems like I am fixated. Pizza at the weekend, which was just ok, in fact. Spaghetti with asparagus and anchovies last evening here, at home; and today´s lunch is gnocchi. I have made fresh gnocchi before but packet gnocchi saves on time management here.  Delizioso!


Serves 2

Ingredients
500 g packet gnocchi
3 garlic cloves
10 fresh basil leaves
1 cup of grated parmesan
6 slices prosciutto, or parma ham
3 tbsp olive oil
Ground black pepper

1. Cook the gnocchi in rapidly-boiling salted water for about three minutes. You will know the gnocchi is ready when it floats to the top.

2. Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick frying pan and sauté the garlic until soft.

3. Meanwhile, cut the prosciutto into thin strips

4. Chop the basil leaves into small pieces.

5. Drain  the gnocchi and add to to the sautéd garlic and toss until coated with the oil.

6. Add the prosciutto and toss in the pan.

7.  Transfer to serving plates and sprinkle the parmesan and chopped fresh basil on top.