700g waxy potatoes
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 large egg whisked
2 cups flour
flour for dusting
350g prawn meat deveined
1/2 tbs olive oil
1 brown onion diced finely
2 cloves garlic crushed
400g tin diced tomatoes
1 tsp dried oregano
1/3 cup fresh parsley finely chopped
salt and pepper
1 .Place potatoes into a steamer and steam. Steam for 30 minutes or until cooked through. Set aside until just cool enough to handle, then peel.
3. Spread flour onto your work bench. Press warm potatoes through a potato ricer into the flour.
4. Add the egg and salt to the potato, and mix the eggs, potato and flour until it just comes together to form a dough. Do not over work the dough to prevent the gnocchi becoming tough.
5. Divide dough into four or five portions , then shape each portion into a long 2.5cm wide sausage, rolling on the bench. Cut off 1.5 centimetre pieces, and then gently press the tops with the back of a fork to leave an indentation which will help the gnocchi to pick up more sauce.
6. In a large pot bring salted water to the boil, cook gnocchi in batches until they float to the surface. Drain well and transfer to a bowl.
Sauce : In a pan on medium heat add oil, onion and garlic saute for 3 minutes or until soft. Add tomatoes, sugar and dried oregano ( touch of water in needed). Simmer for 10 minutes. Add prawns and parsley and simmer for a further 7 minutes or until prawns are cooked. Add cooked gnocchi and mix well.
I live in Adelaide (Australia) with my husband, my two adorable Norwegian cats ( Zeus and Zena ), a chicken, and a pigeon who now also thinks that he is a chicken! My ancestry is French so it goes without saying that my favourite place is Paris. The food, culture and atmosphere of Paris is nothing short of amazing.
I am a self taught home cook who loves big flavours in food. My passion for food surfaced when I was 10 years old, watching TV chef Ian Hewitson and learning different techniques. Since then, the food of Adrian Richardson and Jamie Oliver has been my inspiration. I love how one can create a healthy full flavoured meal from just the simplest of ingredients. I especially love chilli and garlic and use them in most of my food.
I enjoy hosting dinner parties for friends and family. Curries and rustic style dishes are my firm favorites and I know that my family and friends all agree! Just place it all in the middle of the table and let everyone help themselves enjoying great food with good company.
I create flavoursome low calorie recipes which are featured on the internationally known website Weigh Yourself Slim.
Whilst I enjoy cooking I still love to go out to restaurants, especially when you discover ones with amazing food and that you must try and replicate at home!
So welcome to CCKFOOD. It is my creative playground where I am able to share my love of good food with you all. Enjoy.