Recipe ReDux: Gnocchi with Tomatoes and Sardines
This months Recipe ReDux challenge is to Sea What You’ve Been Missing, and the goal is to experiment with some of the more obscure treasures from the sea that provide great nutrition, like sardines, anchovies, seaweed and kelp. I knew right away I wanted to showcase a sardine recipe because it is THE top food I try to get my corporate wellness clients to eat, as its one of the healthiest foods there is.
In fact, many of my corporate wellness clients have taken me up on the sardine challenge (after months of nudging from me and raving about sardines like a crazy person) and have learned that Woah! They do taste great! Last month some of my regulars told me they actually brought a can of sardines into work so they could all try it together in the office. No joke, it was one of my prouder career moments. Here’s hoping I can turn you into a sardine convert too. Whenever I make a sardine recipe, it’s usually some variation of this one. Why mess with a good thing?
1 package whole wheat gnocchi (Trader Joe’s has a great egg-free one)
2 14oz cans diced tomatoes and their liquid
2 Tbsp capers
1 can sardines packed in olive oil, skinless and boneless
Red pepper flakes
Cook the gnocchi according to package directions. This only takes a few quick minutes so watch the clock! When the gnocchi is cooked, drain and return to the pot.
Mix in diced tomatoes, capers, and flaked sardines and cook on medium heat for a few minutes to heat the tomatoes.
Garnish with fresh basil and red pepper flakes if you like some heat. If you want an even more basic recipe, you can cook just the gnocchi, tomatoes and sardines and have a full meal right there. This is actually what I started with, and then added my own capers, red pepper flakes and basil since Funk doesn’t love capers or too much spice. Really, you can add any veggies, spices, or seasonings to this dish since it is pretty goof proof.
Help me expand my horizons with sardines! This is the first recipe I ever made using sardines and I fell in love. I just tried anchovies for the first time a few weeks ago and might need to experiment with cooking those too. I can’t wait to see what the other Recipe ReDuxers made.
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