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Gnocchi Bake with Salmon and Mozzarella

Full-flavored and creamy, this gnocchi bake features salmon, spinach, 2 kinds of cheese, and gnocchi, for an incredible taste and plenty of interesting textures. First you need to make the gnocchi and you can make that with potato. Either make some mashed potato or use leftover mashed potato if you have it. The quickest way to make them is to peel, chop and boil the potatoes and then use a masher or a potato ricer. You can then mix and shape your gnocchi and boil them.

On top of the gnocchi goes a mixture of salmon and spinach, and for the best result use fresh salmon and spinach. Then you can add cream, mozzarella, olive slices (these are for saltiness but omit them if you are not keen) and a little parmesan cheese. Then it is time to bake the dish in the oven to crisp up the cheese topping and reheat the gnocchi and lower layers. Serve it piping hot, and the dinner table will be silent as your family are savoring every mouthful and really enjoying this lovely dish.

Not only is this an impressive recipe but it is pure Italian comfort food too, offering a complete meal in one – you have the starch, the fish, some veggies and the creamy sauce. If you want to serve a side dish too, consider a simple tossed green salad, or perhaps some asparagus if you prefer something hot. Feel free to make tweaks, like using well-drained thawed salmon, cod instead of salmon, or adding tomato concentrate to the cream to add another flavor, or else just make the recipe as it is written. Either way it will be delicious. Continue reading

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