Sautéed Gnocchi Alla Fungi

Mmmmm that Mediterranean feeling! This meal is a real treat. Quick and easy to make and full of lovely flavors.

Sautéed Gnocchi Alla Fungi

Serving Size: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 pkg (500 grams) potato gnocchi
  • 3 tbs. olive oil
  • 250 grams small button chestnut champignons/button mushroom
  • 100 grams spicy tofu pieces
  • 200 grams cherry tomatoes, sliced in half
  • chives, chopped
  • 1-2 tbs. Italian herbs
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • cayenne

Sautéed Gnocchi Alla Fungi

Directions:

  1. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to boil for the gnocchi.
  2. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a large frying pan.
  3. Check the mushrooms and clean them with a paper towel, but keep them whole unless they are large,
  4. Saute the mushrooms, turning gently.
  5. Put the gnocchi in the boiling water and cook according to directions, (usually 3 or 4 minutes).
  6. Add the tofu pieces to the mushroom,.
  7. Drain the gnocchi when they are ready and add them to the mushrooms and tofu pieces.
  8. At this point you may want to add 1 tablespoon of olive oil to lightly coat all the ingredients.
  9. Season with Italian herbs, (thyme, oregano, basil).
  10. Season to taste with salt, pepper and cayenne.
  11. Slice the cherry tomatoes in half.
  12. Just before serving, add the tomatoes and gently stir.
  13. Serve warm with a crusty whole grain bread.

Notes:

If you can’t get of the small brown (chestnut) mushrooms, the regular white ones are o.k.
This could also be used as a camping meal.
It would require a pot and a pan, but once the gnocchi ready, then only one is needed.