Pesto Gnocchi with bacon
( SERVES 2 )
This is an easy to prepare dish and an interesting way to get healthy green veges in your diet. It is seasonally adaptable as well. It encompasses many of my favourite ingredients.
|1 bunch||Parsley, or basil|
|70 g||Parmesan cheese|
|50 ml||Olive oil|
|500 g||Potato gnocchi|
|2 fillets||White anchovies, finely diced|
|70 g||Pine nuts|
|1 bunch||Asparagus, or peas/broadbeans|
|200 g||Streaky bacon, Freerange and chopped|
|1 small handful||Pea shoots|
|1 large handful||Parmesan cheese|
- Put the first 6 ingredients in a food processor and mix until smooth. This is your pesto.
- Heat a pot of water till boiling. Add the gnocchi and cook for 5 minutes till floating and fluffy.
- Chop the anchovies finely and the bacon and then fry. Near the end add pine nuts to lightly brown and then the asparagus.
- Toss Gnocchi, pesto, bacon, pine nuts, asparagus and half the remaining Parmesan cheese. Put the rest on the side to add to taste on the table. Garnish with the pea shoots.