Skillet Gnocchi With Fresh Goat Cheese and Green Peas
Melt a knob of butter in a pan, and warm the Olivieri® skillet gnocchi for 2 minutes over high heat.
Turn the heat down and add the peas and 600 mL of water.
Cover and cook for 3 minutes.
Increase heat to high and remove the lid.
Add pepper and salt, and cook for a further 2 minutes, stirring, until the water has evaporated.
When cooked, transfer to plate.
Add crumbled cheese, lemon zest and a drizzle of olive oil.
Use Flavoured Oil
Feel free to create your own flavoured oils to add variety to your food. Nothing could be easier: just chop an ingredient like chilies, garlic or fine herbs into a bottle of oil. Our favourite to go with pasta? Oil flavoured with basil. A real treat!
How to Store Fresh Goat Cheese
Tightly sealed goat cheese will keep in the fridge for around 2-3 weeks. With soft cheeses, it’s generally best to store them in a resealable plastic container. For harder cheeses you can wrap them in parchment or wax paper along with foil or cling film to prevent them from drying out.
Before serving goat cheese it’s best to take it out of the fridge first and let it sit for half an hour or so so you can serve it at room temperature.
What Else Can I Serve With Goat Cheese?
This Fresh Goat Cheese and Green Peas with Olivieri® Classic Skillet Gnocchi is a great introduction to using goat cheese in your cooking. There are plenty of different dishes that can be prepared with goat cheese, for example this Skillet Gnocchi with Mushroom recipe. Along with goat cheese, this dish also includes a vibrant mix of mushrooms and arugula. For another tasty gnocchi dish which also goes great with goat cheese, why not try this Alfredo Gnocchi?
This Roasted Portobello Mushrooms Ravioli with Spinach recipe also tastes great with goat cheese sprinkled over the top. Cooked with spinach and marinara sauce, this dish is perfect for any day of the week.
How to Zest a Lemon
Lemon zest is the yellow outer layer of the fruit and is a simple way to add more flavour to your meals. There are a few different ways that you can zest a lemon. The easiest way would be to use a citrus zester or a microplane, though if you don’t either of these in your kitchen, not to worry there are other ways you can zest your lemons such as a cheese grater, simply place the lemon over the side with the smallest holes and grate until you have collected enough zest.
A potato (or vegetable) peeler is another great tool for getting your lemon zest, though it requires a bit more work as you will need to peel off the yellow skin and then finely dice with a knife.