Everyone has food they eat when they’re alone. Something the people they live with dislike but the person in question not so secretly adores. For me one of those things is seafood and another is bread and cheese. D reviewed a gig in Manchester last week and I took full advantage by cooking crab gnocchi and eating it on the sofa (D is surprisingly strict about eating sat at the table). The beauty of this dish is that is takes about ten minutes to cook from eating up your pan to putting it in a bowl so you can go from hungry to stuffing your face with carb based delights in no time.
For crab gnocchi you will need:
1 pack gnocchi
About 150g crab meat (fresh or tinned is fine)
10 cherry tomatoes
1/2 teaspoon chilli powder
Salt and pepper
1 clove garlic
About 10g butter
About 4 basil leaves
Cook your gnocchi according to the instructions on the packet. While this is cooking half your tomatoes. Crush your garlic and fry on a low heat in the butter. Sprinkle in the chilli powder and season with salt and pepper. Add the tomatoes and use a potato peeler to peel in the courgette so that it forms ribbons. Stir in the gnocchi and the crab meat and tear in the basil leaves.
This goes spectacularly with a glass of wine.