British asparagus with gnocchi in a sage and lemon butter

asparagus and gnocchi with sage butter

asparagus and gnocchi with sage butter

 

British asparagus with gnocchi in a sage and lemon butter

 

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Cooking time: 5 minutes

 

 Serves: 4

 

You’ll need

 

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

 

What to do

Put a large pan of salted water on to boil.

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.

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.

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.

Serve in warm bowls, sprinkled with Parmesan