Ingredients

  • Gnocchi

For The Herb Oil

  • 1 bunch parsley stalks
  • 1 bunch basil stalks
  • 2 sprigs tarragon

To Finish

  • 1 pear
  • 90 g parma ham
  • 1 sprig parsley
  • 1 sprig basil

MAKE THE HERB OIL
Blanch the herb stalks in boiling water for a few seconds. Add the herbs to a spice grinder with the oil, pepper and salt and blitz. Strain through a fine sieve and if you want to, muslin cloth, to get a smooth, clear green oil.

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COOK THE PEAR
Peel, core and small dice the pear really small. Fry 3/4 of it to soften in a pan with a tablespoon of the oil, saving the rest.

BOIL THE GNOCCHI
When ready to cook, bring a large saucepan of water to a boil and season generously with salt. Cook for 3-4 minutes, until they float, and taste one to ensure they are cooked through. Drain and toss with the herb oil.

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SERVE
Divide the gnocchi between 4 plates and garnish with the leftover pear, ham and herb leaves. Drizzle over a little more herb oil and serve. Serves 4