Sunday, 8 May 2011

Ricotta Dumplings with Garlic & Chilli Tomato sauce

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I have been watching the new series Two Greedy Italians and discovered this recipe in the first episode. I always assumed dumplings and gnocchi were kind of tricky to make but after the success with these I am looking forward to giving gnocchi a go. They are very similar to gnocchi but just a bit heavier as there is no  potato in them.

Serves 4
You will need-

  • 200g tip 00 flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 225g ricotta
  • 3 egg yolks
  • 30g freshly grated parmesan
  • A pinch of freshly grated nutmeg
For the tomato sauce
  • 6 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 3 garlic cloves cut into thick slices
  • 1 chilli sliced - remove seeds if you don't like things too hot
  • 2 x 400g tinned plum tomatoes - chop each tomato in half (I used a tin of good quality chopped tomatoes)
  • Basil leaves

First you start with the dumplings. Get all your dry ingredients in a bowl and then add your ricotta and egg yolks and mix till well incorporated. Next place your dough on a floured surface and knead for a few minutes.

Cut your dough in half and then those halves in half again. 

Now roll those quarters into thin sausages

..and then cut those into 2cm wide dumplings

In a saucepan heat your oil then add the garlic and chilli. Cook for 1 minute. 

Add your tinned tomatoes and then bring to the boil. Now simmer for 5 minutes. In the meantime get a large pan of salted water boiling and add your dumplings. Cook them for 3-4 minutes, they will float when they're cooked. Remove from with a slotted spoon and add to your tomato sauce.

Serve onto a plate and sprinkle with the torn basil leaves. Enjoy

1 comment:

  1. Ivana, these look so good. I am going to try them soon. Thank you for the inspiration!!


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