Friday, 29 August 2014

Recipe: Gnocchi with mixed herbs and mozzarella

As much as I love food, I don't often share recipes on the blog. I'll post an instagram pic of some cupcakes I've baked, but I always chicken out of sharing how it's done. So when I was asked to create a student friendly recipe for Currys student cookbook, I panicked. Yes, I'm a student, but I often think I'm very un-studenty. I'm married, with a toddler and commute to uni - which thankfully means I'll never live off beans on toast for a month - which, of course isn't a standard student lifestyle. Nevertheless, after fancying some gnocchi for lunch, I decided it would be a great addition to any student repertoire as you can buy packets of gnocchi quite cheaply at any supermarket, it's around £1.30 for 500g. 

Gnocchi with mixed herbs and mozzarella
Serves 1

250g gnocchi
mozzarella ball
mixed herbs (any herbs will do, really)
parmesan, grated

Turn on your grill, and let it heat up. Next, boil a medium-sized pan of water, and chuck in a dash of salt. Once bubbling, carefully pour in around half a packet of gnocchi. I tend to use a slotted metal spoon to do this, to avoid being splashed with boiling water. 

In a frying pan, melt a little bit of butter and shake in some mixed herbs. You'll notice that after a few minutes the gnocchi will start to rise up to the top of the water. When this happens, use your slotted spoon to lift the gnocchi into the frying pan. Once all the gnocchi is in the pan, tear up your mozzarella and add a few chunks to the pan. Finally, sprinkle a small pinch of parmesan over the top, and then place the frying pan under the grill. In less than a minute, your cheese will have melted and your gnocchi is ready! 

You could add all sorts to this dish - ham, different cheeses, asparagus - and really make it your own. What more could you ask for a simple dish? I hope you like this recipe, if you're starting university soon, make sure you check out Currys Student Cookbook

Would you try this studenty recipe? Let me know what you like to have for lunch! 

Chelsea xo

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  1. I'm so disappointed that these aren't french fries. /dumb comments I probably wouldn't share if it weren't 2 am

  2. Gnocchi make the ultimate in fast dinners! I do a similar thing but with fresh sage chopped into the butter and some lumps of blue cheese. Some crispy bacon doesn't go amiss, too...

  3. Gnocchi is absolutely amazing. I agree that bacon, or maybe spinach for those who like it, might make this meal a little more balanced.

  4. Now that sounds like a lush dinner!

  5. I don't really like fries much :(

  6. Oh man I love Gnocchi, even though I'm still unsure how to pronounce it! Haha. I'm definitely going to try this recipe! Also there's a take away in boro and they do it with an Arrabbiata sauce and it's unreal you need to try it next time you're up!
    Kloe xx

  7. I say G-knock-ee but I love pronouncing silent letters (I think it's silent?) as it annoys Joe so much hahaha :D Kloe man, if I'm eating anything in Boro it's a parmo! xx


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