Gnocchi with Aubergine Tomato Ricotta Sauce

Gnocchi with Aubergine Tomato Ricotta Sauce

Posted 2014-09-25 by GiGi GMV follow


When we dined out at Red Zucchini Italian Restaurant , I really liked a comfort food dish called Gnocchi al Norma .

It was a simple vegetarian classic potato gnocchi served with baked ricotta, basil, Napolitana sauce and topped with eggplants.

Tonight, I am recreating something similar and I've also topped my gnoochi with some shaved ham :)

This is an ultimate comfort food dish.



Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Makes: 6 servings



Ingredients
1 packet of potato gnocchi
200g fresh baby rocket salad
150g shaved ham
1 large eggplant
1 brown onion
1 jar of ricotta sauce
1 clove of garlic
4 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
2 tablespoon fresh Parmesan cheese
3 tomato
Salt and black pepper to season

Method
  • Cook potato gnocchi in boiling salt water according to packet instruction.
  • Lightly spray with olive oil to prevent stickiness.



  • Cut eggplant into large bite-size chunks.
  • Heat oil in a small skillet over medium high heat.
  • Deep fry until the eggplant turn golden on all sides.
  • Remove and blot off the excessive oil on paper towel.



  • Heat 1 teaspoon of oil in a frypan over medium heat and crisp up the shaved ham. Remove.



  • In the same frypan, fry the garlic and onion until fragrant.
  • Add in the fried eggplant and tomato.



  • Pour in the ricotta sauce (or tomato puree paste) and stir to evenly cover all ingredients.



  • Add the gnocchi into the pan.
  • Reduce heat to medium.



  • Evenly coat the gnocchi in the rich tomato sauce.
  • Add in the rocket leave (basil would work as well).



  • You can add in more ricotta cheese at this point.
  • Let the sauce simmer to intensify the flavour and colour.


  • Divide the gnocchi into 6 equal servings.
  • (Gnocchi are very filling, so reduce the serving portion)
  • Top with shaved ham and fresh parmesan cheese shaves .
  • Season with black pepper.
  • Garnish with baby rocket and herbs.



  • Omit the shaved ham if you are a vegetarian.

    A really good hearty pasta dish and it tastes even better when reheated the next day.



    Categories
    #pasta
    #italian
    #gnocchi
    #ricotta
    #eggplant
    #comfort_food
    #italian


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