Monthly Archives: July 2011

Potato & Parmesan Gnocchi with Chorizo, Chilli and Tomatoes


  • Some olive oil
  • An onion
  • Some garlic
  • Some cooking chorizo (Picante is good)
  • Some chilli – seeds out if you don’t like it hot. Some do…
  • A bunch of coriander
  • Passata (about 250ml should do enough for two)
  • Chicken stock cube
  • A block of parmesan
  • Some good Gnocchi (you can make this yourself – dead easy – or buy a good one from a shop)


  1. Finely dice your onion, slice up your garlic (use however suits your needs) and chop your Chorizo into nice sized cubes.
  2. Get a pan of salted water boiling – you’ll need this for your Gnocchi
  3. Splash a little olive oil (not too much because of what the Chorizo is going to do) into your pan and get the vegetables softening.
  4. Throw your Chorizo in next and allow all the gorgeous oil and spices to bleed out and colour everything in the pan
  5. Finely slice the chilli and add that, cook for a bit
  6. When it’s all soft and sizzling away break a chicken stock cube in, stir around to help it dissolve and then add the Passata
  7. Cook for 10 or so minutes until the liquid is reduced and everything is lovely and thick and ace
  8. Throw the Gnocchi into the boiling water, cook until it floats, drain it and then introduce it to the lovely tomato-ey thing going on in the pan
  9. Season all of this, sprinkle liberally with chopped coriander, spoon it into a bowl, shave a heap of parmesan on top and eat the bastard

Here’s a photo of what it might look like, you lucky things:









Valley Park: Fourteen


Nine miles separated Spats’ Diesel from the normal stuff. “Long live spats’ Diesel” cried Tarvey. He was right you bitch. The Locals looked sad.

No. 8

La Crema Russian River Chardonnay

Big, bold, buttery and totally delicious. A lovely streak of acidity helps to bring the oak under control and allows new world characteristics of rounded, tropical fruit to join the party. An unashamedly, in-your-face wine made by people that know how to do the right thing by a now over produced grape.

Vintage? 2003

How much? £20-25

Where? City Beverage Company (a really great shop)

No. 7

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