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Gnudi With Tomato Basil Sauce

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Have you heard of Gnocchi? Those are potato pasta (dumplings) that are easy to make, light and pillowy.

Well, there’s also Gnudi, which are Ricotta cheese-based Gnocchi and also easy to make, If you follow my tips below:

  • Buy quality ricotta cheese and strain the excess water overnight
  • Use cold fine grated cheese
  • cold egg

The key is straining any excess water from the ricotta – that way you will not have to use more flour to bind your mixture.

With a little prep (straining the ricotta overnight), the rest is really easy and you’ll be rewarded with a light, pillow-like Gnudi that will make you a star in the eyes of your dinner guests.

Oh, you can tell them where you got the recipe (smiles).

I’ve paired the Gnudi with a simple tomato-basil sauce, many serve Gnudi with brown butter and sage and a few years ago I shared a Gnudi recipe with a crispy Chorizo, Mushroom and Sage.

Gnudi With Tomato Basil Sauce

(serves 4)

1/2 cup grated Parmesan (cold) + extra for topping the dish

2 cups ricotta, strained (cold)

1 large egg (cold)

3/4 tsp. sea salt

1/4 tsp. black pepper

1/2 cup all-purpose flour (plus extra for dusting)

1 tomato basil sauce recipe

  1. Into a large bowl, add the cold grated Parmesan plus the ricotta, your egg, salt and pepper.
  2. Mix with a spatula until just combined. Now add your flour in increments, using your hand to mix.
  3. Take a cookie sheet and sprinkle generously with flour. Using your hands, roll the dough into golf ball sized balls (or use a cooking scooper).
  4. Place on your baking sheet, gently roll in the flour and sprinkle more flour if needed. You should yield 20-24 Gnudi.
  5. Place your tray of Gnudi in the fridge for at least 20 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, make one recipe of tomato-basil sauce.
  7. Place a large pot of water on your stove top and bring up to a boil. Add salt to the water and when the water returns to a boil, carefully place half of the gnudi in the water. Reheat your sauce.
  8. They will take about 3-5 minutes to cook (and float to the top). Use a slotted spoon to remove the gnudi from the water and transfer to your plates.
  9. Top with tomato-basil sauce, grated cheese and basil leaves for garnish and serve.

Storing Gnudi: You can make a day ahead and place in the fridge or place the tray of gnudi in the freezer. Once frozen place in a large zip-lock bag. You can boil from frozen and they will take 5-7 minutes.

Alternate Shape: You can shape Gnudi like Gnocchi by roll into 1/2 rope and cut into 1 inch pieces, toss in flour before boiling.

© 2021, Peter Minaki. All rights reserved.

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