Emanuele was kind enough to send this recipe in for Gnocchi (home made pasta). This recipe should serve 4 people. Or perhaps 2 very hungry people! For those of you who don’t know Emanuele is the Head Chef at ‘Il Villagio Restaurants’ in Jeddah. Who offer “Italian dishes and products, all in elegant surroundings.” Read More for the Recipe.

The Ingredients:

  • 500 gr pezzuti flour
  • 00 – 1,5 kg of potatoes
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 hand full of parmigiano�cheese
  • Basil
  • Annalisa peleed tomato
  • Mandara buffalo mozzarella cheese 250g-la
  • Corvina olive oil 200ml


For the gnocchi: cook the potatoes and let cool a bit. Peel and mash them. On a flatsurface form a fountain, and in the middle add flour and 2 eggs and mix all. The dough must be soft. Form the shape of the gnocchi in a small square. Place water and olive oil in a pot and when it is boiling, start to place the gnocchi in the water.

As they appear on the surface, collect them and place in a long plate and add some olive oil.

For the tomato sauce:

In a pan put olive oil, 2 gloves of garlic and basil, cookuntil golden. Add peeled tomato and salt and cook for 15/20 minutes. Add the gnocchiand the mozzarella cut into small pieces and turn gently for few minutes.

Before serving add 1 handfull of parmigiano cheese.

Thanks Emanuele, if anyone else has a recipe they would like to share, please email us!

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