Tomato Gnocchi Soup Question
I'm having a small lunch tomorrow and decided to make tomato gnocchi soup as one of the attendees always raves about it. I'm going to make a basic tomato soup from the Complete Italian Vegetarian cookbook and then add some high-quality packaged gnocchi at the end. I've never worked with gnocchi before. The directions say to add it to boiling water and let it cook for 15-20 seconds. Can I add it directly to the soup at the end or would it be better to cook it in water and then transfer it to the soup? Thank you.
From my experience w/ gnocchi, doesn't seem like it would be a problem to cook right in your soup. I would wait to cook the gnocchi right before eating though.
Get your soup to a low boil, throw gnocchi in; they're done when they float to the top. Sounds like a garnish of fresh chopped parsley and grated parmesan would be nice.