- Step 1
Place the spinach, with water clinging to leaves, in a large saucepan. Place over high heat. Cook, covered, turning occasionally, for 5 mins or until spinach wilts. Drain in a large colander. Set aside for 5 mins to cool slightly. Use your hands to squeeze as much liquid from the spinach as possible. Finely chop and place in a bowl.
- Step 2
Add the ricotta to the spinach and stir until well combined. Add the egg and parmesan and stir to combine. Add the flour and stir to form a soft, sticky dough.
- Step 3
Using lightly floured hands, roll tablespoonfuls of mixture into logs. Place on a lightly floured baking tray.
- Step 4
Heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the onion, garlic and chilli. Cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until onion softens. Add the wine and bring to the boil. Cook for 2 mins or until wine reduces by half. Add the tomato and cook, stirring occasionally, for 10 mins or until sauce thickens slightly.
- Step 5
Meanwhile, bring a large saucepan of water to the boil over high heat. Reduce heat to medium-low. Add one-third of the gnocchi (it will sink to the bottom). Cook for 5 mins or until gnocchi float to the surface and are cooked through. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a heatproof bowl. Repeat, in 2 more batches, with remaining gnocchi.
- Step 6
Spoon the tomato sauce into serving bowls. Divide gnocchi among bowls. Serve sprinkled with extra parmesan and rocket
Allow additional time for cooling.
Tasty twist from the deli: Want to add meat? For a lovely flavour and texture, pan-fry 2 bacon rashers or 4 slices of prosciutto until crisp, then crumble over each dish.
To make this dish suitable for vegetarians, substitute parmesan for vegetarian hard cheese.