Turns out it was quite easy, although there are a couple of key tricks. They involve soaking and using a food processor, both easy kitchen tasks (provided you have a food processor, I just bought one in September and it changed my life). It's a perfect recipe for this time of year because it is filling, festive and has an almost decadent flavour due to a fairly humble (and healthy) ingredient: sun-dried tomatoes.
The key with using pumpkin seeds in a recipe like this is that they need to be soaked for several hours, I soaked mine for about six. This softens them up and gives them an almost meaty texture.
|Soak one cup of pumpkin seeds for six to eight hours.|
|I cooked up two packages of gnocchi for this recipe.|
|Two cups of sun-dried tomatoes briefly soaked in hot water.|
Give that a good fine chop in your processor while on your cutting board you roughly chop up two medium zucchini and begin to saute them in olive oil:
Just when it begins to stick to the pan a little, add in a cup of good white wine (I used a Pinot Grigio).
We have a very special day planned today, Ole Rascal arrives home for the holidays and we're having a big Christmas lunch with the extended family.
Hope your day is festive not hectic, and if you try the Christmas gnocchi please let me know!