Executive Chef Peter Sclafani cooks Lobster Gnocchi in the Passe Partout kitchen

LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – Executive Chef Peter Sclafani stopped by the Passe Partout kitchen to cook Lobster Gnocchi.

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Lobster Gnocchi

3 large Russet potatoes

7 Tablespoons butter, softened

5 egg yolks

⅓ cup Parmigiano Reggiano cheese, grated

1 Tablespoon sea salt

7 ounces “00” flour

½ cup strong lobster stock

¼ cup heavy cream

2 sticks butter

1 Tablespoon olive oil

½ cup zucchini, diced

½ cup yellow squash, diced

1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved

½ cup fennel, cored & sliced

1 cup lobster tail meat, chopped

¼ cup green onion, sliced

1 teaspoon thyme, chopped

Preheat oven to 350° F.  Bake the potatoes until cooked, about 1 hour.  Peel the potatoes while still hot and run the potatoes through a ricer into a mixing bowl.   Add the butter and melt into the hot potatoes while stirring.  Add the egg yolks, a few at a time, while stirring.  Add the cheese, salt and flour and stir until the dough just comes together.  Tear off a ball about the size of a fist and place on a floured cutting board.  Roll into a 1-inch log and cut into 1-inch pieces. When all of the dough is cut, drop the gnocchi into rapidly boiling salted water and cook for a couple of minutes until they float.  Remove from the water to a sheet pan to cool.

Bring the lobster stock and cream to a boil.  Remove from heat and pour into a blender.  Add in the butter and allow to stand for one minute.  Blend until smooth and creamy.  Be careful when blending hot liquids.

Heat the olive oil in a saute pan over medium high heat.  Add the squash and zucchini and cook one minute. Add the tomatoes and fennel and cook an additional minute.  Stir in the lobster, green onions, and thyme.  Add 24 gnocchi and the lobster butter.  Season with sea salt and pepper as necessary. Pour into 4 hot bowls.

Serves 4

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