Salmon - Zucchini Gnocchi with Farmers Cheese! The Tastiest meal!


I normally shop with a partial list of the things that I need at the grocery store. In most cases, I buy the “Basics”: meats – Chicken ( boneless, ground, thighs), Pork, Lamb or Beef and Fish. Milk, eggs, low-carb tortillas, low-carb bread and LOTS of fruit and veggies! 

I have the rice and pasta in my pantry in case I need it. I can always make something interesting from these ingredients.


Shopping with my Son is always Challenging and Extremely Funny at the same time!!!

I HAVE to HAVE a COMPLETE LIST of what I need to buy if I’m to shop with him. 🙂 He keeps the list and reads what we need next and NO Looking around for an Additional stuff. If I look at something else, I get: “Is this on the list, MOM? If not, Move On!” LOL, He is a Natural Born Manager!!! Probably will be, One day! But, there are things He Likes (hee hee) that Are NOT on the list, like BACON! So if he Looks at it, Guess what I ask???? Payback time!!! We make a Great team, Always!


A day before, I have made a Delicious Broiled Salmon and had some leftover, plus zucchini and the Farmers Cheese that I was planning to use for the Beloved Russian Sirniki. But, I had this “Crazy” idea of using the farmers cheese for a Savory dish instead. Well… Good luck finding a Good one! Americans don’t know what kind of Animal this is and Never use it and Russians use it for just couple of recipes. I found that the Ricotta cheese is used for making Gnocchi, so this gave me an Idea of combining what I had on hand and see if this will work. Gnocchi are normally boiled, sometimes boiled and then fried. Since I like an Instant Gratification, I decided to skip a step (boiling) and it Worked!!! Made a Delicious sautéed onions and tomatoes mix in wine sauce to go with them. Yummy!

Few simple ingredients that you will need for this recipe. 

In the large mixing bowl, add: flaked salmon, egg, parmesan and farmers cheese. Shred zucchini and squeeze as much liquid as possible. Add to the bowl, mix all together. Add salt and pepper and adjust the flavor. Add flour and mix well. Place in the refrigerator for 20 min, it will be easier to shape later.

Take the Salmon-Zucchini mix out of the refrigerator. Place on the floured surface. Take a large spoonful of the mix and roll into a log. Cut into several segments. Roll each into flour and set aside. Continue with the rest. Or, you can make the mix into the patties, like I have done. Take a spoonful of the mix into your hands, roll into a ball, flatten on the floured surface and set aside.

Prepare the veggies by heating the skillet to Med-Hi. Add Olive oil and sauté the sliced onion first, until translucent and starting to brown. Add sliced tomatoes and diced garlic, sauté for a couple of minutes. Add wine, lemon juice, butter and salt/pepper. Adjust to taste.


Heat a large pan on medium, add Olive oil and gnocchi or patties. Cook for a couple of minutes on each side until golden brown. They should be Crispy on the outside and Soft on the inside.

Serve with the sautéed veggies and an additional chopped parsley! This is one of the Tastiest meals!

Since this was an Experiment, I decided to make some Gnocchi and the rest into patties. Both are Delicious. Obviously, the patties are easier to make and take Less time. So whatever you have the Patience for, is Your Choice! Enjoy my friends!

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Salmon - Zucchini Gnocchi/Patties
 
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Ingredients
  • 1 Cup Cooked Salmon (use can use canned Salmon)
  • 1 (7.5 oz) package Farmers Cheese (ricotta or cottage cheese should work as well)
  • 1 med Zucchini
  • 1 egg
  • 1 Cup Flour
  • 1 Tbsp. Parmesan cheese
  • salt/pepper
  • any spices that you like (dill, parsley, cilantro)
  • tomatoes
  • onion
  • garlic
  • parsley
  • Olive oil
  • butter
  • Wine (any)
  • lemon juice
  • salt/pepper
Instructions
  1. In the large mixing bowl, add flaked salmon, egg, parmesan and farmers cheese.
  2. Shred zucchini and squeeze as much liquid as possible. Add to the bowl, mix all together.
  3. Add salt and pepper and adjust the flavor.
  4. Add flour and mix well.
  5. Place in the refrigerator for 20 min, it will be easier to shape later.
  6. Meanwhile, prepare the veggies by heating the skillet to Med-Hi.
  7. Add Olive oil and sauté the sliced onion first, until translucent and starting to brown.
  8. Add sliced tomatoes and diced garlic, sauté for a couple of minutes.
  9. Add wine, lemon juice, butter and salt/pepper. Adjust to taste.
  10. Take the Salmon-Zucchini mix out of the refrigerator.
  11. Place on the floured surface.
  12. Take a large spoonful of the mix and roll into a log.
  13. Cut into several segments. Roll each into flour and set aside.
  14. Continue with the rest.
  15. Or, you can make the mix into the patties, like I have done.
  16. Take a spoonful of the mix into your hands, roll into a ball, flatten on the floured surface and set aside.
  17. Heat a large pan on medium, add Olive oil and gnocchi or patties.
  18. Cook for a couple of minutes on each side until golden brown.
  19. They should be Crispy on the outside and Soft on the inside.
  20. Serve with the sautéed veggies and an additional chopped parsley.
  21. This is one of the Tastiest meals!
  22. Enjoy!
4 Responses to Salmon – Zucchini Gnocchi
  1. Okay these sound amazing!! How many patties roughly would you say it makes??
    If I make a variation on this and love it, am I able to share my version on my blog with a clear link of inspiration and recipe to you? I love this idea, but I always like to ask unless I make drastic drastic changes!! Thanks!

    • Crafty Cooking by Anna

      Thank you, Linden, for liking this recipe! I do not know how many you will get with the recipe since it depends on the size of your patties. There is a picture on the blog with how many Gnocchis and patties I’ve ended up with. Do play with the recipe and create your own. Yes, please share on your blog. Link back is always appreciated! 🙂

  2. This looks amazing! I’d definitely make some with a side of roasted red potatoes. 🙂


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