Monday, July 21, 2014

Gnocchi with Tomato sauce and Chicken 番茄鸡肉義式麵疙瘩

When I met Gertrude (My Kitchen Snippets) during her trip back to MY on beginning this year. She gave me a Gnocchi board after she saw I made my first Gnocchi without a proper and classic tool. I am very appreciate for her kind thought.  Since this month LTU is potato theme, so I have to make use of this good tool to make gnocchi again.




 
This time, i followed an easy gnocchi recipe which don't need to bake the potato, but simply boil the potato in water, and it is really quick and easy..
 
I got this idea cooking gnocchi with tomato sauce after I tried a nice tomato gnocchi during our UK trip.



Gnocchi with Tomato sauce and Chicken 番茄鸡肉義式麵疙瘩 
*serve 3-4 pax

To make Gnocchi
500g US Russet potatoes, peeled and cut in half
1 egg (kampong egg or free range egg)

1/2tsp salt
120g plain flour
More flour for dusting 

Method

  1. Boil the potatoes until soft. Drain them and pass through a potato ricer or food mill, and then through a very fine sieve.
  2. Mound the potato on a work surface and add egg and salt.
  3. Add a little flour at a time and lightly mix it with your hands to form a soft, smooth dough (still a bit sticky).
  4. Lightly dust the dough with flour, cut into thin logs and cut into small pieces. Roll them into classic gnocchi shape with the special board otherwise you can use fork to roll them. Place them on a large sheet which dust with flour.

To cook Gnocchi with Tomato sauce and Chicken

1 chicken breast, chopped
½ yellow onion, chopped
½ garlic, chopped

Sweet basil leaves
1 small can of Italian tomato paste
Parmesan cheese powder
Salt to taste
 

Method (To cook according to per person basis)

  1. Bring a large pot water to a boil; add 1tsp salt. Add in the gnocchi; when they rise to the top (about 1min), continue to cook until tender for few more seconds. Drain the gnocchi and set aside.
  2. Heat some olive oil in a frying pan, sauté garlic and onion till aroma. Add in chicken, stir till colour changed.
  3. Add in 1tbsp tomato paste, then scoop water from the boiled gnocchi water, stir well.
  4. Add in cheese powder and basil leaves, combine well. Add in cooked gnocchi, mix it well, adjust seasonings ccordingly.
  5. Serve hot.
Recipe reference: Gnocchi from cookbook Italian Food Safari, recipe by Sonia aka Nasi Lemak Lover

This post is linked to the event Little Thumbs Up (July Event:Potato) , organized by Zoe (Bake For Happy Kids) and Mui Mui (My Little Favourite DIY) , hosted by Jasline (Foodie Baker)


26 comments:

Mel said...

hahaha.....we both post gnocchi today! Yes, can we exchange to taste? It is good to taste different kind of gnocchi, right?

Eileen Lee said...

好贴心的网友,sonia你太幸福了!
卖相好好的一道料理。

Mel said...

In fact, earlier I saw the pic in your Instagram, I thought you are making kuih siput....heheheh...

Phong Hong said...

Looks very sedap and merah-merah :)

joceline lyn said...

很不错也。可以自己做的料理。我要把它学起来。谢谢你 sonia。

Victoria Bakes said...

wow you are so lucky to receive the little gadget... i love this dish.. i never thought of making my own gnocchi... and you have now realise this idea

Little blue said...

Haven't try this before, can made together with kids~nice!

0620 said...

意式料理哦
我只会做pizza,paiseh!!
谢谢分享 !!

Somewhere in Singapore said...

Looks good...

Aunty Young(安迪漾) said...

又长知识了;谢谢。

Fion@轩宏妈 said...

The gnocchi look so cute la...
tks for sharing the method & recipe,wish to try it one day ^^

Ann Low said...

Love this easy delicious and homemade is the best!

May Law said...

我对这个还蛮有兴趣的, 只是看起来好像还蛮费时的叻!

Cecilia Yap said...

I love this Gnocchi dish that you cooked. Something different and will give it a try.

dentistvschef said...

wow, nothing superb than a fresh homemade pasta!!
great gnocchi...

lena said...

i hv tried gnocchi at a restaurant but i couldnt remember what sauce theey served with ..but i like that u cooked it with tomato paste and a little cheese.

Cass @ 揾到食 said...

只要是有tomato paste的。我都很喜欢!

ICook4Fun said...

I have not try making gnocchi before as we can buy fresh ones here. Maybe one day when I am not too lazy. By the way the gnocchi looks great :)

irene myme said...

原来gnocchi是用potatoes做得,我还以为它是pasta类哦。哈哈哈。。。我真是孤陋寡闻哦。谢谢你的分享~~

Karen said...

卖相很赞的一道料理,看来好像很多工似的。。

Zoe said...

Wow, Sonia!

Didn't know that you can be also an Italian mamma to cook such a beautiful traditional Italian dish. You are truly a talented cook being an all-rounder for all sorts of cuisines.

Zoe

Esther Lau said...

Like to see the way you prepare Gnocchi,look so fun to me! :)

nandoos Kitchen said...

lovely!

Anne Regalado said...

I've seen your gnocchi post before and those were fantastic-looking homemade ones even without the gadget ! This pasta certainly looks hearty and delicious !

Anonymous said...

Lovely looking gnocchi! Do you prefer this boiling method or your baked method from last year? Does this boiling method produce gnocchi that is as light as the baking method?
Esther

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover said...

Esther, baked method produce lighter gnocchi than boiling method. But I still prefer boiling method since is quick and easy.

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