…and people that have been to the dentist to get work done TWICE this week. My face is swollen, I’m fussy and hungry and I can’t really chew. I have been dreaming of making from scratch gnocchi but we didn’t get potatoes at CSA pickup, and I feel horrible and woozy from the dentist. But I have CSA pesto, some basil that needs trimming, and some amazing plum tomatoes. And I live in an Italian neighborhood, so I can get good fresh ones on the corner. So the homemade kind will have to wait.
This is more of a CSA food-sharing post than a recipe, but a good first dish for the cook book I am working on..Chapter One, Recipes for Old People. They don’t have enough cookbooks!!
Nutrition – Not really. But delicious, filling, and easy to chew. : )
1 lb fresh gnocchi
1/4 cup basil pesto* (See my swiss chard/garlic scape pesto recipe if you need one, and substitute basil)
2 big plum tomatoes, diced
2 springs basil for garnish
a good amount of fresh ground pepper
Boil your water and add gnocchi, take them out with a slotted spoon as they float. Rinse in cold water and add back to the pan and stir in pesto, heat to warm, and add a sprinkle of cheese an diced tomatoes tossed in pepper, plate with grated cheese and basil on top! Enjoy!
Consensus – SO GOOD!! This is the perfect after dentist food. The gnocchi practically melts in your mouth, its warm but not hot and flavorful without being too heavy. I am a happy girl! As for The Bee’s comments – “This is how this Irish and Italian fuck.”