Thursday, March 15, 2012

Crispy Gnocchi with Basil Oil and Sauteed Corn

I saw this on Pinterest, only not on Pinterest at all.  The Pinterest link describes making your own gnocchi to be topped with Coq Au Vin, so not what we are doing here.  My sister in law had a note about mixing it with sauteed corn, etc.  So, I just went for it.
Crispy Gnocchi with Basil Oil and Sauteed Corn
1 1/2 Tbsp chopped fresh basil
1/2 tsp minced garlic
2 Tbsp olive oil, plus more for sauteeing
1 pkg premade gnocchi, or make your own just depends on how much time you have
1 C corn kernels
Mix together chopped basil, garlic and olive oil with a pinch of salt and pepper.  Let marinate while you prepare the rest.  Boil gnocchi according to package directions.  Drain and set aside.  Drizzle extra olive oil in a large sautee pan.  Add corn and stir to spread out.  Now, let it sit without stirring for 3-4 minutes.  Stir and let it sit again.  Once finished cooking, remove corn from pan and keep warm.  Add 1 Tbsp extra olive oil to the pan and pour in drained gnocchi.  Repeat the steps from sauteeing the corn, and do not stir.  Return the corn to the pan, drizzle with basil-olive oil mixture.  Toss to combine and serve.

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