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Spinach and ricotta gnocchi with broccoli, dried tomatoes and chili pepper
A delicious and enticing first meal
Start with the dried tomatoes. Cut them first into strips and then into small squares. Now take the fresh chili peppers and cut the longest side first, remove the seeds and then cut into small rounds. Cut the broccoli into small pieces and cook them in a pan with extra virgin olive oil, garlic, salt and 50 ml of water. Cook for 3-5 minutes with the lid on. When they’re ready, put them into a blender, add the fresh cream, some extra virgin olive oil and mix the cream.
In a pan melt the butter with the sliced dried tomatoes, add half glass of water and the broccoli cream. Let it boil. Pour in mamma emma spinach and ricotta gnocchi and cook for 3 minutes, mixing gently. Add the chili peppers and serve.
Thanks to chef Alessandro.
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How to best prepare Mamma Emma products in 3 simple steps
Prepare your gravy
Create your own sauce to taste and bring it to temperature. Add 100ml of water. Don't be afraid to dilute the sauce too much.
Add the product
Once the sauce and water have returned to temperature, pour in a package of mamma emma product.
Sautee for 3 minutes
Stir gently for about 3 minutes, long enough for the sauce to thicken. If necessary, during cooking, add a little water to soften the product.
Alessandro Tenan, also known as Chef Alessandro Argento, from a very young age loved to spend time in the kitchen with his grandmother preparing traditional Venetian dishes and more.
Before entering the world of professional cuisine, he distinguished himself in the promotion and sale of Italian products abroad where he was able to enrich his sensory experiences with the tasting of different dishes of ethnic and foreign kitchens as well as those of our country.
Ingredients, colors, combinations of flavors, are the key words that distinguish a Chef who came to the world of professional cuisine being able to combine his skills and abilities acquired over the years and in the various previous work activities transforming his passion into a profession.
Alessandro began his journey as private chef, then the great experience at the Feva Restaurant in Castelfranco Veneto (1* Michelin star), where under the care of Starred Chef Nicola Dinato, he refined his experience and knowledge of ingredients and cooking techniques.
Finally the arrival in Master Mamma Emma where he joined the quest of protecting the tradition of homemade gnocchi, made only with natural ingredients, and an evolutionary and innovative cooking technique that enhances the flavor of both the product and the ingredients, thus becoming Resident Chef of the company.
Today he collaborates with the Research and Development department in the design of new products and recipes and at the same time he collaborates in the promotion and demonstration of the company’s products around the world.
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