Salmon, Leek and Gnocchi Bake with Garlic Bread

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  • 500g potato gnocchi
  • 120g butter
  • 1 leek (white part only, thickly sliced)
  • 200g cream cheese (softened)
  • 2tbsp tomato paste
  • ½ or 1tsp dried chilli flakes (to taste)
  • Zest from 1 lemon
  • 1tbsp flat-leaf parsley (chopped)
  • 150g skinless salmon fillet (cut into 2.5cm pieces)
  • 1 mini pide / Turkish bread
  • 2 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 30g tasty cheese (grated)


    1. Preheat the oven to 200ºC. Lightly grease a deep 1.2 litre baking dish.

    2. Cook gnocci in boiling water according to packet. Drain and set aside 1 cup (250ml) of the cooking water.

    3. Melt 20g of butter in a deep frying pan over medium heat. Gently cook the leek, stirring for 3-4 minutes until softened. Add cream cheese, tomato paste, chilli flakes and lemon zest.

    4. Add the cooking water slowly while stirring keep stirring for 3-4 minutes until mixture is combined and heated through. Add parsely, gnocchi and salmon to the frypan, season to taste then sir through the sauce.

    5. Pour the gnocchi mixture into the baking dish and bake for 15-20 minutes or until lightly golden on top.

    6. Meanwhile, cut pide in half and mix remaining butter (100g) with the crushed garlic. Spread on pide and top with cheese, then place in oven for approx 5-10 minutes or until slightly browned. Serve with gnocchi.

Serves: 4
Preparation: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 25-30 minutes