I don't know what it is about Gnocchi but I absolutely love this ingredient! Seeing as how this is now my third gnocchi recipe, it's safe to say I've found one of my favourite ingredients of 2017. For this recipe, I've added an exciting twist to the dish inspired by the beautiful Spring weather. We are doing fewer tomatoes and adding a creamy consistency to the recipe.
I think we can all agree that Italian food is one of the best cuisines you can ever try, cook or order in a restaurant. I love how quick and easy this recipe is to make. Generally, it takes no more than 15 minutes to prepare -hence why I am always exploring various recipes to accentuate and explore the same staple (gnocchi) ingredients.
Anyway, enough with that. How about we get into the recipe in more detail so you too can try it!
Mild cheddar cheese or Parmesan (grated).
Half a tablespoon of organic butter
Salt & Pepper
Dijon mustard (Half a tablespoon).
I won't stress the importance of coconut milk as each to their own, if you want to use goats milk, cows milk or almond milk it's your choice. Personally, I like to use ingredients that have great health benefits or are coconut-based.
Add 350 -400 ML of (coconut) milk in a pan (on medium heat), add half a tablespoon of butter, stir slowly (or whisk). Add salt, pepper, grated cheese, then lastly pour in 115 -120 mL of (coconut) cream. Use a whisk for a smooth creamy sauce. Avoid intense heat whereby your cream sauce starts to bubble up or boil.
Add the 400g - 450g of fresh Gnocchi and mix together for 2 -5 mins and add freshly chopped basil and/or peas.
Because so many people may not want to have prosciutto meat inside of their dish (I often try to be considerate of the non-meat eaters). I personally would suggest adding meat at the end as a garnish on top, however, if you and your guests are meat eaters it is perfectly fine to add a few slices of prosciutto into the dish just before plating.
Key tip: keep everything fresh and light. Creamy prosciutto Gnocchi should not take more than 15 minutes to prepare.
To garnish; sprinkle parmesan cheese or you could add crushed toasted almonds for an extra nutty crunch as well as beautiful presentation.