Dat'l Hook Ya cheesy gnocchi

Dat’l Hook Ya Cheesy Gnocchi

You want something different for dinner, but plain old pasta is getting boring. Welcome to a gnocchi dish to wake up your boring dinner. An easy high class dinner. There are three parts to make homemade before combining them. You can cheat and buy everything pre-made, but at that point just go buy a frozen dinner :-)

The Marinara sauce:

28oz can San Marzano tomatoes

1/4 cup Olive oil

6 Cloves garlic

1 medium onion

6 Leaves fresh basil

1/2 cup Dat’l Hook Ya green label

Finely chop onion, garlic and basil and set aside. Put the tomatoes into a food mill with the medium size grate and process. You can substitute with a blender on pulse mode and do a fine chop, don’t purify. Do not put onion and garlic into the blender! Heat olive oil in a medium to large pan on medium heat. Do not use a pot, you want the sauce to cook over a wide surface area to maximize flavors. Once hot add the onions and cook until clear, about 3-5 min. Add in garlic and cook until fragrant about 1 min. Add in tomatoes, basil (rub basil in your hands to release the oils) and Dat’l Hook Ya. Cook uncovered on low heat for 20 min. Do not cook too high heat as it will splash a lot and get the sauce too thick. Once cooked put back into the food mill or blender. If using a blender, only do slight pulses and DO NOT over blend as you want it chunky. Enjoy on your favorite dish where you need marinara.

The Gnocchi:

1 Cup All purpose flour

2 pounds russet potatoes

4 tbsp Grated parmesan cheese

3 tbs softened Butter

1/4 tsp sea salt

1/4 tsp course black pepper

Bake potatoes covered in aluminum foil for 1.5 hours at 350 degrees. Do no boil them, the taste is not there. Let them cool, then peel and rice them. If you do not have a ricer, you can break up with a fork. Start boiling water in a large pot salted as you would make for pasta. Mix all ingredients into a dough and knead just a little until smooth. Place a dusting of flour onto a cutting board and remove a 2 inch ball from the dough. Roll the dough until it is in a log shape that is long and about 1 inch thick. Cut into 1/2 inch wide pieces and place into the boiling water. Once they start to float, wait about a minute, remove and set aside.

The Sauce:

1/3 cup White wine

1/3 cup Heavy cream

1/4 cup Grated parmesan cheese

1/4 cup shredded Mozzarella cheese

Dat’l Hook ya marinara from above

Gnocchi from above

Pre heat an oven to get it ready to do a broil. Heat a large skillet that can be placed in an oven to medium heat and add marinara sauce, white wine and parmesan cheese. Cook off he wine about 5 min. Add heavy cream and mix. The final step is next! Add gnocchi and mix. Top with the mozzarella cheese. Place into an oven and broil for 3-4 min. Remove and enjoy true gourmet at home.