Loading... Please wait...

Blog

Spinach Gnocchi with Basil Oil (or Burnt Butter Basil Sauce)

Posted

A delicious and surprisingly easy to make vegetarian meal. I made it with the Basil Oil then my son Gabe elbowed me out of the way to whip up some burnt butter sauce with crispy basil. Both options here!

Ingredients

100g baby spinach

375g ricotta (drained of excess whey)

3 egg yolks

30g grated fresh parmesan

120g plain flour

salt and pepper

Basil Oil

1/2 cup olive oil mixed with 

1/2 bunch chopped fresh basil

or

Burnt Butter Sauce

125g butter

fresh sage or basil leaves

Instructions

1. Blanch the spinach in boiling water for 1 minute. Drain, squeeze dry in a cloth and chop very finely

2. Mix the spinach, ricotta, eggs, parmesan, flour, salt and pepper in a bowl to form a firm dough. Add a bit of extra flour if it's too wet. 

3. Divide dough into 4 pieces and roll each bit into a long sausage shape 2cm thick on a well floured surface. Cut into segments about 2 cm long and put the pieces on a lightly floured plate.

4. Bring a large saucpan of salted water to the boil, add the gnocchi and cook for 3 minutes. Drain and serve with basil oil or burnt butter sauce and ground pepper.

Burnt Butter Sauce with Crispy Basil

Melt butter in a frypan until foamy, then add the basil or sage leaves and cook until the butter is slightly browned and the leaves are totally crisp.


Spring Greens with Sesame Ginger Beef and Sushi Rice

Delicious, healthy and simple to make. I could eat this every night of the week.IngredientsSushi rice, prepare as per packet instructions & season as instructed with sushi seasoning (from the supermarket)Oil for frying (I use grapeseed)3cm grated fresh ginger3 sliced fresh red chillies400g eye fillet steak thinly sliced2 Tbsp tamari2 Tbsp mirin2 Bunches of asian [...]

Read More »


Sang Choy Bau

This is my 'fast food' 10 minute dinner. So easy that you can give the recipe to other family members to make if you need a night off cooking... IngredientsOil for frying1 Tbsp grated ginger3 cloves chopped garlic1 diced onion1/2 bunch chopped shallots, white part only1 tin water chestnuts, finely chopped500g turkey mince (or chicken/duck/pork or [...]

Read More »


Seafood Chowder

I'm enjoying a last warming soup while we still have cold nights and the fire going...this is one of my favourites, it reminds me of being in a cosy cafe in Queenstown on a long ago trip.Ingredients:2 Tbsp olive oil & 1 Tbsp butter100g bacon, rind trimmed, chopped1 onion, finely diced3 cloves garlic, crushed1 celery stalk, finely diced1 [...]

Read More »


Crunchy Granola Recipe

If you love the fancy deli style granola but don't love paying $20 a bag for it, try this! Crunchy and delicious.Fill a deep oven tray with a combination of:OatsDesiccated coconutPepitasSesame seedsSunflower seedsChia seedsNuts – I love almonds, pecans & macadamiasPinch of saltMix together:1/2 cup maple syrup3/4 cup coconut oil (warmed so it’s liquid)Lots of Vanilla bean pasteMethod:1. Mix the liquid [...]

Read More »


Vietnamese Style Salad

The perfect solution for leftover chicken the day after a roast. Any mix of salad veg and meat works with this delicious dressing!IngredientsShredded leftover chicken or cooked prawns, duck, beef...SaladWhatever is in your fridge! I like:Shredded cabbageRocketGrated carrotCucumberFresh mint, coriander & red chilliesCan add soaked vermicelli noodles as wellDressing2/3 cup oil ( I use grapeseed)1/4 cup fresh lime [...]

Read More »


Which Face Oil should I choose?

I remember buying my first bottle of face oil when I went to Paris as an 18 year old. It felt so indulgent spending so much money on a bottle of precious oil, at the Clarins counter in a beautiful department store. But I felt so good every time I used that oil and despite being a poor student/traveller, I [...]

Read More »


Kung Pao Prawns

This is super spicy and totally delicious. I have basically copied a dish from one of our favourite Asian restaurants in Sydney, easy to make and the Szechuan flavours are amazing. When you eat this you pick out the prawns & cashews with your chopsticks and leave the rest - do not eat the dried chillies or peppercorns!!Kung [...]

Read More »


Crab Rosti Stacks

House favourite! If you make a few extra rosti's they make the best breakfast  the next day with some wilted spinach (fry it with fresh chilli & garlic) and a fried egg. Rosti Mix:3 large potatoes2 eggs2 Tbsp plain flour½ tsp each of garlic & onion powder if you have themSalt & pepperOil for frying in [...]

Read More »


Potato and Leek Soup

Classic winter warmer, so fast and easy to make!Ingredients:1 onion2 garlic cloves1 leek (white part only)3 large potatoes750ml stock (vege or chicken or bone broth)1/2 cup cream (or milk)See below for topping/sides options!Method:1.Chop onion, garlic & leek then sauté in a saucepan in oil (and/or butter) for a few minutes2.Add diced potato & stock, simmer for 20 minutes3.Add cream [...]

Read More »



Enter your email below for a FREE Product Voucher & a copy of my Catalogue & Skincare Guide

Check out Lhami on:

  • Instagram
  • Facebook

    Recent Updates