Sophisticated food is not always difficult and expensive; on the contrary there are a lot of beautiful dishes out there that could be made with a few simple ingredients and a few simple techniques. Yes, it could be a little time consuming and yes it would require a little bit of patience –just a little bit! :) But isn’t a wonderful feeling what can be achieved at the end of the process?... smiles, compliments and of course a lot of satisfied palates!
I'm never tired of simple + delicious meals. As I said before and I repeat; simple ingredients could make an extraordinary dish. And among many good simple recipes,here it is another one; Gnocchi alla Romana also known as Semolina Gnocchi, which unlike the potato gnocchi does not require potato and is not cooked in water. This dish is ''super delish'', and you'll need only 3 ingredients to make it . Isn't that amazing!
But before anything else I want to talk a bit about Semolina flour...
Semolina is a hard wheat (durum/kernel/grain) high in gluten and it is primarily used to make pasta and bread.Also used for cereals and some desserts.
So for those of you who wants to make the gnocchi alla romana in advance: just cut the mixture into circles, put them in a tray, wrap them completely in plastic wrap and refrigerate until the next day. And TA-DA! That’s it, really. It is not hard at all and the results will amaze you.
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I did! Have you tried Gnocchi alla Romana before?... I'd love to hear your thoughts!
GNOCCHI alla ROMANA
*Egg-Free option: This recipe for Gnocchi alla Romana can be easily made without using eggs. The eggs are not necessarily essential in this recipe. It is only used to give the gnocchi a richer color and a slightly firmer texture.
Serving Variations: Gnocchi alla Romana could be served as a main dish or side dish/entree. Topped with a generous amount of parmesan cheese and any fresh herbs of your choice such as; sage, thyme, oregano, etc. Other options are: Tomato, pesto or cheese sauce.