Butternut Gnocchi with Bacon and Roast Pepper Sauce

Prep Time

20min

Cook Time

10min

Total Time

30min

Serves

2

Ingredients for the Gnocchi

  • ¼ C roasted butternut
  • 1 egg
  • 2 C bread/ all-purpose flour
  • 1 t salt
  • Flour for preparing
  • 200g Eskort Steaky Bacon

Ingredients for the sauce

  • 2 charred red peppers.
  • 1 C chopped leeks
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 2 t fresh thyme chopped
  • 1 tin tomato puree
  • 3 T red wine vinegar
  • ½ C parmesan cheese grated
  • ¼ C basil leaves
  • 1 t coarse salt
  • 1 t black pepper
  • 3 T Olive oil for cooking

Method

  • Add all of the gnocchi ingredients a mixing bowl and mix until a soft dough form.
  • Divide the dough into 4 equal pieces.
  • Roll each piece into a long rope shape.
  • Cut the dough into 2 cm pieces.
  • Squeeze the gnocchi pieces with a floured fork to make grooves on the gnocchi, (this will help the gnocchi to “transport” the sauce a bit better.
  • Keep the gnocchi aside while you prepare the rest of the meal.
  • The gnocchi is going to cook in the pepper sauce.
  • For the bacon, add the streaky bacon to a cold pan and add the pan to a high heat.
  • Fry the bacon for 4 minutes per side until crispy.

Method for the sauce

  • Preheat a frying pan over a moderate heat.
  • Add the olive oil to the pan.
  • Fry the leeks, garlic, and thyme for 3 min.
  • Allow to cool down
  • Place all the of the ingredients, except the bacon together with the fried leeks in a food processor.
  • Blend until smooth.
  • Add the sauce back to the saucepan and bring allow to a simmer for 5-7 min.
  • Add the gnocchi and simmer for another 5 minutes.

Serving Ingredients

  • ¼ C Parmesan shavings
  • Fresh basil leaves
  • Green micro herbs

Serve

  • Divide the gnocchi and sauce into two bowls.
  • Place the bacon on top of the gnocchi and garnish with the parmesan and fresh basil.