Crisp Gnocchi with
Tomatoes and Basil




Crisp and Creamy

This simple Crisp Gnocchi Tomatoes and Basil dish can easily be made for lunch or dinner. This is an excellent summertime dish. Great for outdoor parties. Each bite gives you a crisp, creamy flavor that will burst in your mouth.

The gnocchi is fried with a little olive oil and butter to create the crisp texture. Just toss in the tomatoes and basil to produce a fresh tasting meal. For added flavor add a little goat cheese or Parmesan on top.

It is refreshing and satisfying dish best served with a nice Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio, Even a Pinot Noir would go great with this dish.

Ingredients:

  • 1 pound fresh or packaged gnocchi
  • 2 Tbls of extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbs of butter
  • 10 cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • 8 fresh basil leaves, torn
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • ½ tsp of fresh ground black pepper
  • 6oz crumbled goat cheese (optional)

Preparation:

  • Heat the oil and the butter in a large frying pan
  • Toss in the gnocchi and fry until slightly browned and crisp (about 10 minutes)
  • Toss in the tomatoes and heat through (2 minutes)
  • Add the fresh basil
  • Season with salt and pepper
  • Add goat cheese

Plate and serve

Serves 2 people



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