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SPICY SKILLET GNOCCHI

01 August 2018

SPICY SKILLET GNOCCHI

Gnocchi should carry the crown for being an everyday favourite - but for no good reason it doesn't appear high on the regular recipe repertoire. In our drive to make yummy, foodie, creative dishes accesible to all - here is an easy one that is sure to creep onto the "dinner party winner" list this winter! 

-WHAT YOU WILL NEED-

500g gnocchi (store bought is fine for the feinter hearted)

1 Tbsp. olive oil

½ cup bacon bits

1 onion, chopped

1 Tbsp. garlic

2 tsp. oregano

1 ½ cups crushed tomato

1 Tbsp. Cape Herb & Spice Ghost Chilli Seasoning (add more or less, dependent on taste)

¼ cup parmesan cheese

1 cup mozzarella cheese

Fresh basil leaves

-HOW IT'S DONE-

Bring a pot of water to the boil with a little salt then pour the gnocchi into the water and cook until the it starts to float (approximately 5 minutes). Strain the gnocchi and set aside. Meanwhile, add olive oil to a pan over a medium heat and fry the bacon slightly before adding the chopped onion to the pan. Sauté - then add the garlic, oregano, crushed tomato and Cape Herb & Spice Ghost Chilli Seasoning to the mixture and cook for at least 5 minutes. Gently stir in the cooked gnocchi and arrange evenly around the pan. Top with both cheeses and place under the grill for 5-10 minutes or until the cheese starts to bubble slightly.

Serve with fragrant fresh basil leaves. 

*Keep an eye out for our Spicy Skillet Gnocchi video on YouTube: https://youtu.be/gQ-dbhmfwqw

Recipe, photography & video by: Jane Bjorkman of Baking-Ginger http://baking-ginger.com/