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Kitsta's Gnocchi with Pea and Mint Recipe
5 min

Kitsta's Gnocchi with Pea and Mint Recipe

Nov 17
5 min

I’m Kitsta, a London-based DJ, Producer, Label Head, and I really bloody love cooking. My favorite type of food to replenish my minerals after a weekend of DJing and partying is something green but comforting. My pea and mint gnocchi does the trick with a lovely creamy green base and a slight kick from the chili. You can add more vegetables to it. I often go for green beans or mushrooms, or it’s great on its own.

Servings/Yield: 2 servings


200g frozen peas

20g fresh mint

400g gnocchi

2 heaped tablespoons of creme fraiche

1 or half a red chili (depending on spice level)

2 cloves of garlic

Juice of half a lemon

2 slices of prosciutto or parma ham


Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Prepare the pea and mint base by boiling the peas (blanching them to retain colour if you have time!) and blitzing them in a food processor or blender with the mint.
  2. Finely chop the chili and garlic and saute in a pan with olive oil.
  3. Whilst this is cooking, boil the gnocchi in salted water. As soon as the gnocchi float to the top, they are cooked. Reserve some of the starchy water.
  4. Optional step: fry off the gnocchi to make it crispy in a pan with butter.
  5. Add the pea and mint mixture to the pan with the chili and garlic. Add creme fraiche, lemon juice, and loosen with leftover water. 
  6. Once the sauce is warmed and combined, season with salt and pepper to taste and add the gnocchi.
  7. Place the slices of parma ham or prosciutto in the microwave on full blast for 30-40 seconds or until crisped. Leave for a few seconds before breaking into shards with fingers or scissors.
  8. Serve up with shards of crispy ham and a generous helping of parmesan.
  9. Enjoy!

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