Blue & Green Gnocchi
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Mother always said, "Blue and green should not be seen without a colour in between" - it's still pretty good advice. Till this gnocchi dish came along, that is. Then I say, go for it.
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685 kcal
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Ingredients you'll need
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  • 1 leek
  • A punnet of white mushrooms
  • A pack of gnocchi
  • ½ pack Perl Las blue cheese
  • 2 large handfuls of rocket
  • 1 lemon
From your kitchen
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • Sea salt
  • Freshly ground pepper
You'll need
  • Large ovenproof frying pan
  • Pan with a lid
  • Colander
Step by step this way
  • 1.

    Fill a kettle and boil it. Trim the leek. Slice a cross into the top of it so you can open it out. Rinse out any grit. Slice the leek in to 1 cm rounds. Thinly slice the mushrooms.

  • 2.

    Warm a large frying pan. Add 1 tbsp olive oil. Add the leeks and mushrooms. Stir and fry for 5 mins till both vegetables are soft and glossy.Take off the heat.

  • 3.

    While the veg cook, pop the gnocchi in a pan. Pour in enough hot water from the kettle to cover them. Turn the heat up high.

  • 4.

    Simmer the gnocchi for about 3 mins till the gnocchi float to the surface. Drain straight away - if you cook them for too long they'll end up heavy and soggy. Add them to the veg in the frying pan.

  • 5.

    Chop the Perl Las into small cubes. Add it to the gnocchi. Set a handful of rocket aside for later. Add the rest of the rocket to the gnocchi and gently toss, so it wilts and the cheese starts to melt. Season.

  • 6.

    Finely grate the zest from the lemon. Add it to the pan. Stir well. Cut the lemon into wedges.

  • 7.

    Put the pan under the grill for 3-4 mins till golden and bubbling. Top with the reserved rocket. Serve straight away with the lemon wedges for squeezing.

  • Tip

    Easy cheesy
    Use your remaining blue cheese in a jazzed up toasted sandwich. Lightly griddle sliced pears for a 1 min on each side. Toast a couple of slices of bread. Layer your Perl Las and the pears inside the toasted bread and pop under the grill till melted.