Prep 12 mins
Cook 10 mins
Quick easy dinner.
- 500 g low fat cottage cheese
- 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
- 3 tablespoons parmesan cheese, grated
- 1 cup plain flour
- 3 shallots, chopped
- 400 g green prawns, peeled and deveined
- 3 tablespoons seafood cocktail sauce
- 3 tablespoons low-fat sour cream
- Gnocchi: Place the cottage cheese in a large bowl.
- Stir in the egg yolk, Parmesan cheese and flour.
- Mix to form a slightly sticky dough.
- Bring the saucepan of water to the boil.
- Roll teaspoons of the mixture into balls and drop into the water.
- When the gnocchi rises to the surface, remove with a slotted spoon.
- Arrange the gnocchi onto serving plates. Top with the seafood sauce.
- Seafood Sauce: Cook the shallots in a pan for about 2 minutes Stir in the prawns and cook, stirring until they turn pink.
- Stir in the seafood sauce and sour cream. Heat gently.
I, too, made just the gnocchi, not the seafood sauce, and served them with a mixed spring vegetable sauce, including asparagus, mushrooms, onions, and peas, with butter and fresh sage. I followed the hint from the previous reviewer and added some seasoning to the dough. I formed them using two iced tea spoons, and made them into little football shapes. I refrigerated them on a floured tray for a couple of hours until we were ready to eat. They held together well while cooking in simmering salted water, and took about 3-4 minutes to rise to the top. I scooped them from the water and put them in the skillet with the veggie sauce to simmer for another minute or two. We topped them with grated parmesan. They were very good, nice and tender , but a little bland. Next time I will use a sauce with a little more pizzazz. I made half a recipe, using 1 cup of cottage cheese, and it made 2 generous servings. By the way, I drained the cottage cheese overnight in a cloth-lined strainer set in a bowl in the refrigerator. I'm not sure I'd bother doing that again - it only drained out about 2 teaspoons of liquid. I think chilling the formed dumplings helped a lot.
I don't think I can give this a star rating since I didn't make the seafood sauce, just the gnocchi. The gnocchi were good though somewhat troublesome. I had to add a bit more flour than the recipe said and I chose to add some salt, pepper, and garlic powder to the dough before I formed the gnocchi which made them very flavorful. I found that when the gnocchi first came out of the water they were incredibly soft and kind of mushy. After a few minutes though, the first ones that came out firmed up a bit and were excellent. I ate them plain but others chose to use marinara sauce. We also really enjoyed left overs that were just reheated in the microwave. I will definitely make these again in the future.