1 pounds of gnocchi (dry or frozen), 1 1/2 cups crushed tomatoes, 3 tablespoons olive oil, 1 teaspoon chili flakes, 1 tablespoon fresh chopped basil, 2 garlic cloves, chopped, 1 teaspoon butter, salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste.
1. Heat the olive oil and butter in a frying pan and saute the garlic until golden.
2.Add the chili flakes 1 minute before the garlic is ready, followed by the crushed tomatoes and basil. (Optional: You can add 1/4 cup of chicken stock to the sauce).
3. Season the Arrabbiata sauce with salt and pepper and cook it for several minutes over meduim heat until the desired consistency.
4. Boil the gnocchi according the package instructions, strain it and toss it with the Arrabbiata sauce. I boil my gnocchi by dropping them in a large pot with boiling water and little salt, then after they have been floating on the surface of the boiling water for 2-3 minutes, I take them out with a collander and mix them with the sauce right away.
This Gnocchi Arrabbiata recipe is for 5 servings of pasta. I served the gnocchi with some freshly grated Pecorino Romano cheese on top.
2 pounds of potato gnocchi, 4 oz sliced and chopped pancetta, 2 garlic cloves, chopped, 1 shallot, chopped, 1 cup snap peas, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 1 cup pasta sauce, 1/2 cup 18% cream, 1 heaping tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese, salt and pepper to taste.
1. Saute the garlic and shallot with the olive oil in a large heavy pan for 2 minutes.
2. Add the pancetta and snap peas and saute for 5 minutes more.
3. Add the pasta sauce and the cream and cook at medium heat for 5 minutes or until the desired consistency is achieved.
4. Season the sauce with salt and pepper, remove from heat and stir in the Parmesan cheese.
5. In the meantime, boil the gnocchi according the package instructions in a large saucepan with at least 4 liters of water. I usually boil them for about 3-4 minutes, or 1 minute after they all swim up to the surface of the water.
6. Strain the gnocchi with a colander and immediately toss them in the sauce. Serve and enjoy.
Cooking tip: I like my snap peas to have a little crunch, but if you like them softer you can blanch them before adding them to the frying pan.
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