I am half Italian, if not by birth by heart. I adore Italian food. I know for a fact that after Chinese cuisine, Italian cuisine is the most popular in India. I have pasta at least twice a week. To break the monotony of dried pasta, I decided to go the gnocchi way. Gnocchi, is an Italian potato and flour pasta. Very simple to make and absolutely tasty. If you want to make Gnocchi at home there are a lot of recipes out there. Here is one.
Olive oil – 2 tblsp
Gnocchi – 200 grams
Onion – 1
Green beans – 8-10
Chicken stock – ¾ cup
Prawns – 100 grams
Pepper – ½ tsp
Salt – ¼ tsp
Parmesan cheese – 1/3 cup grated
Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add gnocchi and cook, stirring often, until golden in spots, 6 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
Add the remaining oil and onions to the pan; cook over medium heat, stirring, until beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in green beans and broth. Cover and cook until the beans is just cooked. Add shrimp, pepper and salt; cover and simmer until the shrimp is pink and just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes more.
Return the gnocchi to the skillet and cook, stirring, until heated through, about 2 minutes. Remove from the heat, sprinkle with cheese, cover and let stand until the cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.