Dazzling Herb Gnocchi With Basil Oil

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Total Time
35mins
Prep
30 mins
Cook
5 mins

This has a wonderful burst of flavor with all the fresh herbs and the basil oil. The ricotta gnocchi recipe has been included. This is a Donna Hay recipe. The prep time is far shorter than it looks, don't let the list of ingredients scare you

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Directions

  1. *For the Basil Oil.*.
  2. To make the basil oil, place the extra basil, oil, lemon juice, Parmesan, salt and pepper in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely chopped. Set aside.
  3. *For the Herb Gnocchi.*.
  4. Follow the basic gnocchi recipe, adding the lemon zest, mint, parsley, basil, salt and pepper to the mixture.
  5. Place the ricotta, Parmesan, eggs, flour, salt and pepper in a bowl and mix well to combine.
  6. Turn out the mixture on a lightly floured surface and roll into 4 15cm (6 in)long ropes. Cut into 2cm (3/4 in) lengths and press lightly with the back of a fork.
  7. Place in a large saucepan of salted water over high heat. Bring to a boil and cook the gnocchi in batches for 2-3 minutes or until cooked through. Remove with slotted spoon and place in serving bowls.
  8. Place in a large saucepan of salted water over high heat. Bring to a boil and cook the gnocchi in batches for 2-3 minutes or until cooked through. Remove with slotted spoon and place in serving bowls.
  9. *To Serve.*.
  10. Spoon the basil oil over the cooked gnocchi and toss to coat. Top with the Parmesan cheese.
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I had great difficulty in getting this recipe to work. The gnocchi dough was way too soft and would not hold its shape. As I am unsure whether the fault was with me, I am not rating the recipe.