Inspired by a delicious meal I had out the other week, I decided to have a go at making gnocchi for the first time. An hour and a half later, we ended up with an edible meal but it was nowhere near as yummy as the one I had at the restaurant. The sauce worked well though, so here are the key ingredients.
- frozen peas
- garlic clove
- feta cheese
- sage leaves – I have the benefit of a mini herb garden so can get it as fresh as it comes.
- if you are making gnocchi – 1 large potato, plain flour and 1 egg is enough for 2 people. I advise checking out this recipe for how to make gnocchi properly, rather than following my not too successful gnocchi-making experience! Or if you have any tips please let me know. I added the sage to the gnocchi mix for a bit of extra flavour.
Cut asparagus in half length ways, thinly slice the courgette and take peas out of the freezer. Mince or chop the garlic. Gently melt the butter in a frying pan and add all the vegetables and garlic, and fry them lightly. If you are using shop bought gnocchi, add the sage to the vegetable mix too. About 3 minutes before you want to serve, add the cooked gnocchi to this mix to give it some colour. Just before you finish cooking, crumble the feta cheese over the top.