In order to make this dish, you have to remove all your clothes. Just kidding! The dish being discussed today is called gnudi. They are a form of dumpling and it’s pronounced just like a sunbather who basks in the nude: a nudi! (Or a nudist?) I watched with interest as Martha Stewart made these on her cooking show. See here. She says they are a naked ravioli; a filling without the pasta casing. I am a big fan of ravioli but these were new to me and when I saw her boiling then basting them in browned butter with sage leaves, I knew I had to post them for a New Food Friday.
First, go to your butcher shop and ask for a fillet of Gnu. Just kidding! There is no meat in this recipe!
Assemble your ingredients as it shows in the Martha Stewart video. I like to use paper plates when I want to roll foods in flour.
Using paper plates makes cleanup a breeze. I just throw the paper plate in the trash when I’m done.
I filled another paper plate with semolina flour and let the gnudi rest until I finished making all of them.
Then they went into the fridge for 1 hour.
I had some leftover crab meat so I included it in my recipe. In my second batch, I added some boiled russet potato.
These gnudi were fun to make and easy! Your children might like to get involved. Since these are boiled, it’s a lot like boiling pasta and it’s the closest I’ve ever come to making pasta.
It’s hard for me to believe that I’ve never made pasta but I know one of these days I will because it’s on my mental to do list! Here are the sage leaves straight from my garden.
Here are the chiffonaded sage leaves in browned butter.
These were delicious! I will definitely be making them again. I hope you try them!