Red Pepper Gnocchi With Goats Cheese

Course : Cheeses
Serves: 6
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1 large red pepper -- (capsicum)
1 pound orange sweet potato -- (kumera)
1 pound old potatoes chopped
1 tablespoon grated orange rind
2 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
2 large eggs -- slightly beaten
3 1/2 ounces goat cheese
2 cups bottled pasta sauce
2 tablespoons finely shredded fresh basil

Preparation / Directions:

1. Cut red pepper in half and discard seeds and membrane. Put skin side up, under a hot grill and cook for 8 minutes or until skin is black and blistered. Remove from heat and cover with a damp tea towel. When cool peel away the skin. Process the pepper in a food processor to form a smooth paste. 2. Steam and boil the potatoes in a large pot until very soft. Drain thoroughly and transfer to a large bowl and mash until smooth. Allow to cool slightly. 3. App pepper puree,orange rind, flour and eggs, and mix to form a soft dough. Using floured hands, roll heaped teaspoonful f dough into oval shapes. Indent one side using lightly floured prongs on the back of a fork. 4. Lower batches of gnocchi into a large pan of boiling salted water. Cook fo about 2 minutes or until gnocchi rises to the surface. remove gnocchi with a slotted spoon and divide among warmed serving plates. Top with warmed pasta sauce. Crumble goats cheese and sprinkle over the top, with the shredded basil.


Nutritional Information:

311 Calories (kcal); 8g Total Fat; (23% calories from fat); 13g Protein; 46g Carbohydrate; 80mg Cholesterol; 77mg Sodium

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