Pumpkin or other winter squash is used as a filling for ravioli and other stuffed pastas all over Italy. In the frasche, or informal farmhouse restaurants, of Friuli, it is sometimes made into hearty gnocchi.
Adapted from "The Country Cooking of Italy" by Colman Andrews (Fall 2011).
Currants add a surprising touch of sweetness to this simple sauté of chickpeas, spinach, squash and gnocchi. We prefer the texture of shelf-stable gnocchi, but if sodium is an issue for you, opt for frozen instead. Serve with a glass of chardonnay.
This recipe comes from a wonderful pumpkin/squash cook book that my sis found at a local book store. It is rather easy to make and the end results taste very nice. This recipe is great for company for it looks quite impressive and everybody will think you spent the whole day in the kitchen. ;)
You have to prepare the squash for the gnocchi the day before, so plan accordingly. Cook time includes the time for roasting the squash. Recipe from Executive Chef Brandon Miller of Stokes Restaurant and Bar in Monterey, CA.