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Springtime gnocchi

  • 10 minutes
  • 15 minutes
  • 4
Springtime gnocchi

Vibrant peas are a spring delight.


  • 500 grams prepared gnocchi
  • 2 cups fresh peas
  • 125 grams snow peas and/or thin asparagus, trimmed
  • 75 grams butter
  • 250 grams green prawns, shelled
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • grated rind and juice 1 lemon


  1. Blanch the peas, snow peas and asparagus in a saucepan of boiling water for 1-2 minutes. Drain well and set aside.
  2. Heat the butter in a non-stick frying pan. Add the prawns and cook for 2-3 minutes. Add the peas, snow peas, asparagus, thyme, lemon rind and juice and season well with salt and ground black pepper if wished.
  3. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil and cook the gnocchi for 2-3 minutes or until they rise to the surface. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a warmed serving dish. Pour over the lemon and thyme butter sauce and serve immediately.

Cooks Tips

- You can use fettuccine pasta in place of gnocchi. - Use lemon thyme for a refreshing spring taste to this dish.

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