Asparagus and Gnocchi with Sage Butter

Serve in warm bowls, sprinkled with Parmesan


Serves: 4
Cost per person: £1.52
Preparation: 10 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes

Asparagus and Gnocchi with Sage ButterIngredients:

80g lightly salted butter
2 garlic cloves sliced
1 small bunch of fresh sage
Juice and zest of 1 lemon
Salt and cracked black pepper
500g gnocchi
2 bundles of asparagus trimmed and cut into 3cm lengths
50g grated Parmesan

Method:

  1. Put a large pan of salted water on to boil.
  2. Heat a large frying pan and add the butter. When the butter begins to brown slightly, add the garlic and sage and cook for a minute or until the sage begins to crisp at the edges. Then add the lemon zest and juice, season with salt and pepper. Remove from the heat.
  3. Place the gnocchi and asparagus in the pan of boiling water and cook until the gnocchi rises to the top of the water, approximately 2 -3 minutes.
  4. When the gnocchi and asparagus are cooked, strain in a colander, then tip them into the frying pan with the sage and butter, gently toss the pan to make sure the butter coats the gnocchi.
  5. Serve in warm bowls, sprinkled with Parmesan.

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