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Carrot Gnocchi with Pistachio Pesto & Stracciatella

Carrot Pomace Magic: Gnocchi, Pesto, and Cheesy Stracciatella Dance Party!


Hey there, my fellow food wizards! Today, I'm about to spill the beans on a top-secret recipe that will blow your taste buds away while giving food waste the middle finger. So, listen up! As an avid carrot juice junkie, I couldn't stand idly by and watch carrot pomace go down the drain. Oh no, not on my watch! That's when a stroke of culinary genius struck me, and I conjured up a mind-bogglingly delicious dish: carrot gnocchi with mind-blowing pistachio pesto and the creamiest stracciatella cheese you've ever laid eyes on. Get ready to put on your aprons and join the irony-infused carrot pomace magic dance party!


Ingredients (Serves 2)


For the Gnocchi
  • 200 grams carrot pomace

  • 1 large egg

  • 50 grams grated pecorino cheese

  • 150 grams all-purpose flour

  • A pinch of curry powder

  • A pinch of salt


For the Pistachio Pesto
  • 50 grams shelled pistachios

  • 1 small garlic clove

  • 30 grams grated Parmesan cheese

  • A handful of fresh basil leaves

  • 50 millilitres extra virgin olive oil

  • Salt and pepper to taste


The Stracciatella Cheese

Ah, the infamous stracciatella cheese, a true chameleon of creaminess! Picture this: delicate shreds of mozzarella cavorting in a pool of sweet, dreamy cream. This luscious cheese adds a touch of luxury to our already enchanting dish, balancing flavours and making your taste buds tango with joy. Trust me, you won't want to miss out on this cheesy affair!


Instructions


Let's kick off our carrot pomace wizardry by combining it in a large mixing bowl with the majestic egg, grated pecorino cheese, all-purpose flour, a cheeky pinch of curry powder, and a dash of salt. Mix and mingle these ingredients until they form a soft, doughy masterpiece.


Sprinkle some flour on a clean surface and transfer the dough onto it. Divide this glorious dough into smaller portions and roll each one into long ropes, around 1.5 centimetres thick.


Slice those ropes into bite-sized pieces, about 2 centimetres long. If you're feeling fancy, use a fork to create those beautiful gnocchi ridges. But hey, we're all about having fun here, so if you're feeling lazy, just skip this step and embrace the smooth gnocchi goodness!


Grab a cauldron (or a large pot) and fill it with salted water. Let it bubble and boil like a witch's brew. Gently drop your carrot gnocchi into the boiling water and cook them until they rise to the surface, which should take around 2-3 minutes. Once they float, let them cook for an additional 1-2 minutes to ensure they're cooked to perfection.


While your gnocchi are having a bubbling jacuzzi party, let's whip up the pistachio pesto. In a mystical food processor, combine the shelled pistachios, garlic clove, grated Parmesan cheese, fresh basil leaves, and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Pulse away while gradually pouring in the extra virgin olive oil. Keep going until you have a vibrant green pesto sauce that's smoother than a wizard's charm. Taste and adjust the seasoning if your taste buds demand it.


As your gnocchi are all drained up and ready to mingle, transfer them to a large serving dish. Pour that irresistible pistachio pesto all over the gnocchi and toss them gently, coating each one in a whirlwind of flavour.


Now, let's crown our dish with the crowning glory—the stracciatella cheese! Sprinkle a generous amount of this creamy wonderland over your carrot gnocchi and let it bask in the warmth, melting into a tantalising pool of deliciousness.


Get ready to dazzle your taste buds and impress your guests! Serve your whimsical carrot gnocchi with pistachio pesto and creamy stracciatella cheese right away. Take a bite, close your eyes, and let the flavours transport you to a gastronomic fairy tale where irony meets deliciousness.


Conclusion: Ladies and gentlemen, you are now masters of carrot pomace magic! By transforming this humble byproduct into a plateful of mind-blowing carrot gnocchi, pistachio pesto, and creamy stracciatella cheese, you've not only impressed yourself but also contributed to the noble cause of reducing food waste. So go forth, my culinary wizards, and let the irony-infused flavours dance on your taste buds. Enjoy this fantastical recipe and remember to embrace the fun and cheekiness that cooking brings to our lives.


Happy cooking and let the magic unfold!



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