Homemade Sweet Potato Gnocchi Pasta salad with Amaranth, Roasted Aubergine and Kalamata Olives

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Homemade Sweet Potato Gnocchi Pasta Recipe. Gnocchi ia a thick and soft  Italian  pasta that consist of semolina flour, potato and egg yolk. Instead of potato, you can substitude with , pumpkin, or any rooted veggies like sweet potato, carrrot or beet roots etc. You can made it with various sauce, you can served it with tomato base sauce like sun dried tomato pesto, spicy tuna and tomato sauce or spicy chilli tomato sauce; or peanut pesto sauce. Gnocchi is usually served as appetizer, thats why i like to served purple sweet potato gnocchi as  a simple and refreshing salad with a springkled sumac and a lil drizzled of truffle oil.


Today i made a homemade purple sweet  potato from scrath.  The purple sweet potato tagged as japanese purple sweet potato, googling search end up as Okinawan purple potato. This sweet potato is really sweet in taste and had a dark purple color. I’ve try many times made a mashed purple sweet potato fo my Confit d’Oie /Goose Confit Recipe Serve with Cherry Tomato & Musrooms Confit, and Chicken Ballotine Recipe with Spinach, Minced Chicken and Porcini Mushrooms Powder Stuffing.  The Okinawan purple potato made a very impressive purple coloring for many dish like pasta, cake or even bread.

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Forget the store brought gnocchi since homemade gnocchi is preety easy to made and it taste far away greater than the the instant gnocchi. In rush hours meals, i like to made the gnocchi  into a tiny long tubular and simply cut it 1 1/2 inchs and directly boiled it. But when my niece is in town, she always did the fork  pressing to make a fork punch pattern in the gnocchi.


  • 250 gr purple potato, peeled
  • 100 gr semolina or all purpose flour plus more for dusting
  • 1 tbsp cheese powder
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Gnocchi Pasta Salad Recipe :

  • 1 aubergine or eggplant, cui tinto bite sice and roasted until cooked and had a  nice charred golden brown surface
  • 1 cup amaranth( we used to called this as spinach in Indonesia)
  • 2 hard boiled egg, quartered
  • 1/2 cup kalamata / black olives, halved
  • grated cheese
  • a pinch of SUMAC
  • black truffle oil
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • To make the pasta, cut the sweet potatoes an wrap with alumunium foil and bake until fork tender for about 20 minutes.
  • Remove the potatoes and let it cool, place into a bowl and mashed  the flesh through a fine sieve metal strainer.

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  • Add the cheese, salt , pepper and all purpose flour and olive oil and mix until dough forms.

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  • Place the dough on a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth and elastic, about 6 minutes.
  • Add additional flour if the dough is still sticky. Then, quartered
  • Roll each section with a floured rolling pin into a long tube like roll.

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  • Cut each section into 1 inch bite-size sections.

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  • Gently press the gnocchi section with fork

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  • Roll a fork over the top to get the ridges.

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  • Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and cook until the gnocchi starts to float.
  • Remove the gnocchi from the cooking water and drained
  • Your purple sweet potato gnocchi is ready to serve with your own preference sauce

How to Make a Gnocchi Pasta Salad:

  • Mix all ingredient and served cold as appetizer

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Braised Mushrooms, Eggplan and Fish Maw in Oriental Style ala Dentist Chef

Resep Sapo Jamur, Terung dan Hipio

Braised Mushroom recipe eggplant fish maw

Fish maw, swim bladder, gas bladder or air bladder is an internal gas-filled organ that contributes to the ability of a fish to control its buoyancy, and thus to stay at the current water depth without having to waste energy in swimming. The swim bladder is also of use as a stabilizing agent because in the upright position the center of mass is below the center of volume due to the dorsal position of the swim bladder. Another function of the swim bladder is the use as a resonating chamber to produce or receive sound.

In some Asian cultures, the swim bladder of certain large fishes are considered a food delicacy. In China they are known as fish maw, 花膠/鱼鳔,and are served in soups or stews. Swim bladders are also used in the food industry as a source of collagen. They can be made into a strong, water-resistant glue, or used to make isinglass for the clarification of beer.

Indonesia chinese descent called fish maw  hipio. The fish maw is dried and then deep fried until crincled cracker. Before readily to cooked, the f ish maw is soaked in water to soften  it or even boiled with a little of lime juice to remove any fissyness smell from the fish maw.  Prefried or readily fried fish maw is common in asian groceries,


1  precooked fish maw/ hipio, yg telah digoreng, soaked/rendam, cut into bite size

1 medium size  eggplan/terung, cut into bite size, deep fried, drained

1/2 cup straw mushroom, cut into half

4 dried shiitake mushroom, soaked, drined, sliced

5 dried chillies, cut into 3 cm long

1/2 onion, cut into square

6 cloves garlic, finely chopped

2 tbsp oyster sauce

1 tbsp worchestershire sauce

1tbsp mushroom sauce

1 tsp sesame oil

2 cups water


  1. Heat up 1 tbsp vegetable oil in a wok pan, saute garli until slightly browned.
  2. Add Onion and keep stirring until fragrance
  3. Add all mushrooms, fishmau and continue stir obout 5 minutes
  4. Add dried chillies, mushroom sauce, oyster sauce, worchestershire sauce and water, bring to boil
  5. Add eggplant and simmer until the sauce is thicken.
  6. Add sesame oil just before you served it.
  7. Served with steaming hot rice.

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