Pumpkin Gnocchi

Matt Sinclair

Ingredients:

Serves: 4

Gnocchi:

  • 400g cooked butternut pumpkin
  • 70g 00 flour
  • 50g parmesan cheese, finely grated
  • 2 yolks
  • Pinch sea salt
  • Pinch nutmeg

Sauce:

  • 1 red onion diced
  • 3 cloves garlic sliced
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 1 bunch cavolo Nero, finely chopped
  • 1 ½ cup chicken stock
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
  • Sea Salt
  • Grated parmesan
  • 1/3 cup toasted pine nuts

Method:

  1. Oil and season half a butternut with sea salt. Place in the oven at 180c for approximately 90mins until soft.
  2. Once roasted, scoop flesh into a chux cloth and squeeze out as much excess liquid as possible. If you have time, tie the cloth up and hang it. You need 400g for this recipe.
  3. Combine all gnocchi ingredients in a large bowl until it forms a soft dough. Flour the bench and in small sections, roll out the gnocchi to approximately a 2cm snake. Dice into 2 cm pieces. Once all complete, blanch the gnocchi in batches in a pot of boiling water. Gnocchi is cooked once it rises to the surface.
  4. In the meantime, place a large frypan on high heat with a tbsp of oil. 
  5. Once gnocchi floats to the surface, remove from the boiling water and transfer into the hot frypan to crisp up the outside.
  6. While the gnocchi is cooking, place a frypan over medium heat with 2 tbsp of oil. Add the onions and garlic and sweat down for approximately 3 minutes. Add cavolo nero and stock, pinch of salt and cover for approximately 15 minutes. Toss through the gnocchi and tomatoes and serve with extra grated parmesan, toasted pine nuts and cracked pepper.

Our friends at Wine Selectors suggest pairing this dish with a Arneis.

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