I have had a great time to experience as a cook with the following recipe.
Crispy Gnocchi Pesto with Tomato and Goat cheese
Total time: 25 minutes
Ingredients (Yield 4 servings)
- 1 package (16oz) gnocchi (we used potato gnocchi)
- 1/2 pint halved grape tomatoes.
- 1/3 cup pre-made pesto
- 2 tablespoons pure olive oil
- 1 package (3.5oz) goat cheese, crumbled
Step 1: Heat the prepared olive oil at the medium-high temperature in a large pan.
Step 2: Add the gnocchi in a single layer, then cook until golden and crisp, 3 to 4 minutes. Do not stir.
Step 3: Turn and cook, tossing occasionally until all turn golden, about 2 minutes.
Step 4: Stir in the tomatoes and cook until the mixture get warm, about 2 minutes.
Step 5: Turn off the cooker, then stir the mixture in the pesto. Cover at the top with the goat cheese.
I have never had a meal by myself but in restaurants. I, however, couldn’t stand myself when I found this recipe easy to make it. I have actually made it only with 3 steps
Step 1: Fry the gnocchi for about 3 to 4 minutes. I had a big mistake which made the gnocchi burnt on one side for the first two minutes. The reason was that I set a high temperature instead of a medium high heat in the direction. To me, this was not so much surprising. I immediately turned the gnocchi over and cooked the other side of the gnocchi for a while.
Step 2: Add the tomatoes, and then cook until they were warm
Step 3: Stir the gnocchi with tomatoes in the pesto and goat cheese.
I was really worried about the burnt gnocchi, but I was wrong. The dish was so wonderful that I ate ¾ serving of this dish (the dish yields 4 servings). The dish was crispy outside and soft inside with the perfect taste of tomatoes, goat cheese, and pesto. This was my great experience of turning simple ingredients into a delicious dish.