Mediterranean cuisine for every day

Gnocchi with fresh salmon and orange sauce

15 comments Nov 22nd, 2009 | By | Category: Fish, Recipes

This recipe is a result of a twitter survey on gnocchi recipes I did. The most tempting proposal I got form Fraufeli and she suggested the use of orange for the sauce. This recipe is the outcome. I tested the recipe with lots of guests and everybody loved it. The recipe for the Gnocchi dough I discovered at lamiacucinas blog.

Preparation time: 10 Minuten
Cooking time: 20 Minuten
very simple recipe


    for the gnocchi

  • 1 pack of dried potato powder for puree (110 gram)
  • 300 ml water
  • 1 tea spoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 6-8 soup spoons of flour
  • for the sauce

  • 1 salmon steak, cubed
  • Juice of a bio orange
  • some zest of the bio orange
  • 1 onion finely chopped
  • a clove of garlic finely chopped
  • 1 spoon of honey
  • salt and fresh pepper

Preparation of the gnocchi:

Pour the boiling water into a bowl. Add the potato powder, salt, pepper, and some nutmeg. Stir well and add the egg. Slowly add the flour until a dough has formed.
Take the dough out of the bowl and place it on a working surface, powdered with flour.

Form finger thick rolls and cut gnocchi. (cut roll every 2 cm)

Bring salted water to boil.

meanwhile prepare the sauce:

Brown finely chopped onion in a pan. Add the chopped garlic. Stir and add the orange juice. Add some orange zest and the honey. Reduce the liquid a bit or add some corn flour.
Cube the salmon and put into the pan. Stir briefly and put the pan aside.

Now put the gnocchi into the boiling water. Once they rise in the water, put the pot aside and let them simmer for another 3 minutes. Then drain the gnocchi.
Put the gnocchi into the pan with the salmon. Heat up for a few minutes and mix all well.

Once the salmon begins to fall apart the dish is ready to be served.

The German verison of the recipe can be found here

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  1. That dish must taste really good! Great combo!



  2. A very nice combination with salmon and the orange sauce sounds amazing!

  3. Fish and seafood love acid so it’s no surprise that the orange worked here. I probably would have liked some tartness still.

  4. What an unusual and delicious sounding dish! I have never bothered with making gnocchi but I would order this at a restaurant!

  5. I’ve never made Gnocchi yet. What a great meal.

  6. Have made gnocchi once, ages ago. Love the combination of salmon with orange and honey.

  7. That is great!

  8. A lovely combination that one does not often see. Great idea and I too need to take on the task of making homemade gnocchi … thank you for the inspiration.

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  10. MMMMMM,…Tobias! What a feast for the eyes,…I so love gnocchi & fresh salmon with an orange honey sauce: what’s not to love???

    Very inviting picture!!

  11. I made gnocchi for the first time like a week or so ago. These things are crazily delicious when made well. The seafood addition is interesting.

  12. Hi Tobias! I usually make gnocchi (my friends love this dish) but never tried this combination…it is great!! Baci da BsAs!

  13. Hi!
    made this a while back and loved it. Making it again on thursday and the only addition this time is on red chilli – to warm it up a little!
    Lovely combination though!

  14. Hello Tobias: Sorry about that.

    Could you please tell me if there is a difference between Potato Flour and Potato Powder?

    Thank you

  15. hello charlie. i guess there is no difference. best tobias

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