Garlic Basil Gnocchi

The other night I made garlic basil gnocchi to pair with grilled pork chops and grilled shishito peppers.  All components of my meal that night were very simple to assemble, but served different purposes. The grilled pork chops and peppers were very flavorful with their charred exteriors, but needed a starchy component to round out the experience.

The gnocchi was perfect with its pillowy softness en-robed a simple sauce of fruity olive oil accented by the beautiful nuttiness of  toasted garlic and pungent flavor of basil, topped with the parmigiano reggiano. Having frozen gnocchi made a home meal a little more special, with very little effort. Enjoy everyone!

Garlic Basil Gnocchi

Garlic Basil Gnocchi with Grilled Pork Chops and Shishito Peppers
Garlic Basil Gnocchi with Grilled Pork Chops and Shishito Peppers

Potato Gnocchi

4-5 Tbsp Olive Oil

2 cloves garlic, minced

handful of basil finely diced

parmigiano-reggiano, grated

Heat olive oil over medium heat. Add garlic and cook for 2 minutes.

Drop the gnocchi into the large pot of boiling water a few at a time, stirring gently. Cook just until they rise to the surface and roll over, 2 to 3 minutes. Gently scoop the gnocchi out of the pot with a large wire skimmer and add them directly to the olive oil in the skillet.  Add basil and cook for two minutes. Plate and grate cheese over gnocchi. Salt to taste.

 

 

 

 

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7 thoughts on “Garlic Basil Gnocchi

  1. Gnocchi … I like very much and this is a very easy and quick recipe – this is something for next week. Thanks a million – have lamb ribs in the freezer to have with it.

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