Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Baked Gnocchi with portobello mushrooms & shrimps

I made homemade gnocchi a week ago and of course you need to eat them with a sauce. I decided to try making a baked gnocchi with portobello mushrooms, shrimps and red bell peppers. I saw a picture on the internet, it looked so delicious. I tried looking for a recipe but I couldn't find any, so I what da heck...let me create my own recipe. Btw, if you don't feel like making your own gnocchi, you can always buy them at the grocery store. I never try it but you'll never know until you try it right?? Here is my recipe:

Homemade gnocchi for two portions
10pcs of shrimps
2 of portobello mushrooms
1/4 of red bell pepper
1 teaspoon of garlic
1/4 cup of white wine
1/4 cup of chicken stock
2 splashes of carnation milk (heavy cream you want it more creamy or fresh milk less creamy)
some parsley
olive oil
1/2 tablespoon of butter
red crushed pepper
3 slices of cooked ham
1 cup of mozzarella
1/4 cup of Romano
1/4 cup of Parmesan
salt + pepper to taste

Cook garlic with olive oil and add red crushed pepper (optional) and portobello mushroom, immediately add the white wine and chicken stock. Reduce it to half. Then add red bell pepper. Let it cook for 2 mins, then add shrimp and cook it for 2 mins only. Just before turning off the heat, add milk and some butter (that's about a minute, then turn off heat). When the stove is off, add parsley leaves.

In your casserole, you have the gnocchi in it, add the sauce inside and stir well.
Next top it with some cheeses ( grated mozzarella, romano & Parmesan).
Add 3 slices of cook ham and cut them into 1 inch long.

Cover it with aluminum foil and throw it in the oven for about 10mins and take it out again take off the foil and put it back until the cheeses start to browning (another 5-7mins) 350F.

Good Luck :)