Scene: You’re at a fancy restaurant & you order the gnocchi, because it sounds so posh — & are wowed by how delicious gnocchi is. You want to have the dish again but you don’t want to pay $20+ for it, what do you do? Easy, you recreate the dish at home! A reader recently asked me for gnocchi recipes; it is super easy to make, both from scratch or store bought. I recently came across this awesome recipe on Hello Giggles, one of my favorite sites. I decided to give it a go, with a few modifications. Here’s the result!
Ingredients (Serves 2)
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 cup white onion, chopped
2 tablespoons garlic, minced
1 package baby portabello mushrooms (about 20), chopped
6 bacon-flavored tempeh strips, seared & chopped
½ cup frozen peas
2 cups vegetable stock
1 handful basil, chopped
1 package gnocchi
Cook gnocchi to homemade or package instructions. Usually it’s boiling the gnocchi for 2-3 minutes; you’ll know it’s ready when it rises to the top.
In a skillet, heat 2 tbs olive oil & sear tempeh strips for a couple of minutes on each side; remove from skillet. In the same skillet, cook onions & garlic for 2-3 minutes until onions become slightly translucent. Add mushrooms & tempeh, sauté for 3-5 minutes until mushrooms are tender. Add the vegetable stock & bring to a boil then reduce to a simmer. When the stock is almost all evaporated add the peas, remove from heat & set aside.
In another skillet, heat 2 tbs olive oil & add gnocchi; sauté for 3 – 5 minutes until golden brown. Add the mushroom mixture & basil, sauté for 5 more minutes.
Don’t forget to pet your dog as he looks up at you wondering why you’re not giving him any attention. Ha!
Serve with another sprinkle of basil & cheese if desired. I paired mine with lemon asparagus.
Nom, nom. Does a good meal makes you as giddy as it does me? Buen provecho!
What’s your favorite way to enjoy gnocchi?