Potato and pumpkin gnocchi with rocket pesto
Potato and pumpkin gnocchi with rocket
3 medium potatoes (600g), unpeeled
800 g pumpkin, cut into cubes
3 tsp olive oil
1/3 cup (25g) finely grated parmesan
2/3 cup (90g) gluten-free plain (all-purpose) flour, approximately
15 g baby rocket (arugula) leaves
1 cup loosely packed fresh basil leaves
15 g baby rocket parmesan
1/2 cup finely grated parmesan
1 clove garlic, crushed
1/3 cup (80ml) olive oil
1 Preheat oven to 180°C.
2 Prick unpeeled potatoes with a fork. Place on a baking tray; roast for 45 minutes.
3 Place pumpkin on a baking-paper-lined oven tray; drizzle with 1 teaspoon of the oil, season and toss to coat. Roast, alongside potato, for final 30 minutes of potato cooking time, or until potato and pumpkin are tender.
4 Meanwhile, make rocket pesto; season.
5 When cool enough to handle, peel potatoes. Using a ricer, mouli or a fine sieve and a wooden spoon, mash potato and half the pumpkin in a large bowl until very smooth; season. Stir in cheese and 1/2 cup of the flour to make a firm dough. Add remaining flour only if needed.
6 Divide dough into 4 equal portions. Roll each portion on a gluten-free-floured surface into 2cm thick sausage shapes; cut each into 3cm pieces, roll into balls. Roll each ball along the tines of a fork, pressing lightly on top of ball with your index finger to form a classic gnocchi shape, with grooves on one side and a dimple on the other.
7 Cook gnocchi, in three batches, in a large saucepan of boiling water, uncovered, 2 minutes or until gnocchi float to the surface. Continue cooking for 2 minutes. Remove from pan with a slotted spoon; drain.
8 Heat remaining oil in a medium frying pan over high heat; cook gnocchi and remaining pumpkin, in two batches, stirring gently, for 2 minutes or until pumpkin is golden.
9 Heat remaining oil in a medium frying pan over high heat; cook gnocchi and remaining pumpkin, in two batches, stirring gently, for 2 minutes or until pumpkin is golden.
1 Process basil, rocket, parmesan and garlic until finely chopped. With motor operating, add oil in a thin, steady stream; process until combined.