Quick Student Gnocchi
While I’m not a student and haven’t been for a little over a year it’s hard to kick some habits. Such as making cheap food that is quick, easy and makes the fewest dishes to clean up in the kitchen. This is something I like to whip up after a long day of work when I want something healthy in a flash that will also warm the cockles of my belly.
1 serve of gnocchi (fresh, dried… whatever is easy and at hand)
1 tbsp Olive oil
125 gr chicken meat (approx 1/3 of a breast), diced
2 spring onions, sliced finely
6 semi-dried tomatoes in olive oil, sliced
6 green stuffed olives, chunky sliced
2 tbsp tomato puree or 1 diced and peeled tomato
1 handful of fresh parsley/ basil/ oregano (whatever is in the garden), cut to smithereens
1 Anchovy (only if you like them), mushed up.
1. Heat the oil in a fry pan on a high heat. Boil enough water for you gnocchi in a separate pot.
Add chicken, semi-dried tomatoes and spring onions to oil (save the green ends for later). Cook until chicken is just browned and lower heat.
2. Add fresh tomato or puree with olives, green of spring onions and anchovy (optional) and throw Gnocchi into the water to boil. Simmer sauce over low heat until Gnocchi is ready.
3. Drain gnocchi and add to the frypan, tossing it through the sauce. Add the chopped herbs.
4. Serve your gnocchi in a pretty dish or eat out of the pan if you don’t like cleaning dishes. Add a touch of your favourite cheese and cracked pepper to taste.
Note: This makes one serve, make adjustments where you need to to make more. Experiment with different meats, herbs and vegetables to create your own style.
And if you are a student, stop procrastinating and write your paper!