Gnocchi can be a very boring pasta, but I’m growing to love it more and more. This dish certainly helped with that. You make the gnocchi from scratch. Making something from scratch, totally homemade, makes you appreciate a dish more. Add pistachio paste to the mix and you have gnocchi with pistachios.
The gnocchi are prepared with potatoes, butter, egg yolks, pistachio paste, flour and broth. For more flavor you add chorizo, shallot, chive, pine nuts and soy cream to the dish. Making it true comfort food.
The recipe comes out of the cookbook ‘Noten’ from Marjolaine Daguerre.
The recipe was easy to follow. I used less flour than stated in the recipe. I didn’t add salt anywhere in the recipe (recipe states to add it to the gnocchi, to the water for boiling the potatoes and to the broth). With the broth it would be salt enough for us. I used herb broth, the recipe doesn’t specify which broth to add. We loved the gnocchi this way. I did peel and chop the potatoes before boiling, instead of afterwards, which was stated in the recipe.
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Gnocchi with Pistachios, Chorizo and Pine Nuts
Allergies: egg, wheat, gluten, nuts, meat.
600 grams floury potatoes
30 grams unsalted butter
2 egg yolks
1.5 tablespoon pistachio paste
125 grams flour
1 cube of herb broth powder
100 grams chorizo
5 grams chive
20 grams pine nuts
1 tablespoon olive oil
200 ml soy cream
Freshly grounded pepper
Peel and chop the potatoes. Boil them for 30 minutes. Mash the potatoes with a fork. Add the unsalted butter, egg yolks, pistachio paste and half of the flour. Add flour until your dough is smooth, but not sticky.
Cover your kitchen counter with a bit of flour. Break off a piece of dough and roll out to a thin string. Slice the string in pieces 1.5 centimeter apart. Press with a fork ribbing on the gnocchi. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
Boil the gnocchi in the broth. They’re done when they come floating on top.
Slice the shallot, chorizo and chive. Cook the chorizo and pine nuts in a frying pan until lightly browned. Cook the shallot in the olive oil. Add the gnocchi, soy cream, chorizo, pine nuts, chive and a bit of pepper. Cook for a little bit longer and then serve.
- Recipe source is the cookbook ‘Noten’.
- Enough for 3 persons.
- The pistachio paste can be homemade or store bought, either will work fine.