Inspired by Lairon

Lairon Walnut Pesto Gnocchi

Style inspired by the Steel Pokemon Lairon, this whole wheat gnocchi mixed with a walnut pesto creates a good solid meal!
Servings

Servings:

2
Ready in

Ready In:

30 mins
Mealtime

Good For:

Dinner
Lairon Walnut Pesto Gnocchi

Lairon is the 3rd Generation Iron Armor Pokémon that evolves from Aron and into Aggron. Lairon is a stocky, armored, Pokémon with four short legs. Its back is covered with segments of iron armor, each with a high ridge and round dark holes on the sides.

Lairon smashes its steely body against others in battle over territory, and shows off its strength with the size of sparks it creates by ramming into rocks. It drinks nutritious mineral spring water and feeds on iron contained in rocks. It builds its nest on mountains where iron ore is buried, which results in it clashing with humans that are iron mining.

Ingredients

200g Gnocchi
100g Walnuts (halved)
1 Garlic Clove
Basil (roughly torn)
100g Pecorino (grated)
50g Butter
4 tbsp Olive Oil
50ml Double Cream

For Lairon, I wanted a typically hard dish as it is a steel type Pokemon. I went with a walnut pesto as it produced a grey colour to it and cooked in some gnocchi to take on the appearance of the grooves across the Lairon’s back. Also, the gnocchi I used is whole wheat which has a natural grey brown colour which matches with Lairon’s colouring!

Lairon has been one of my favourite Pokemon since Generation 3 when I caught an Aron in the Granite Cave. Evolving the Aron to Lairon, I instantly loved it, but was disappointed when it evolved again into Aggron. Both Aggron and Mega Aggron are powerful, but I love the appearance of Lairon and end up never evolving them further now!

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1
Boil the gnocchi in a saucepan of salted boiling water and cook for 10-15 minutes until cooked.
Step 2
Add the walnuts and garlic into a food processor and whizz until finely chopped. Add the basil, cheese, butter and oil and pulse a few more time. Season with salt and pepper.
Step 3
Pour the cream into a saucepan and warm through. Pour in the pesto and stir well over a gentle heat.
Step 4
Before draining, spoon 2 tbsp of the Gnocchi water into the sauce. Drain the gnocchi and mix into the sauce before serving. Sprinkle any extra Pecorino and basil over the dishes.

Lairon Walnut Pesto Gnocchi

Style inspired by the Steel Pokemon Lairon, this whole wheat gnocchi mixed with a walnut pesto creates a good solid meal!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Lunch
Cuisine Italian
Calories 805 kcal

Equipment

  • Saucepan
  • Food Processor
  • Colander

Ingredients
  

  • 200 g Gnocchi
  • 100 g Walnuts halved
  • 1 Garlic Clove
  • Basil roughly torn
  • 100 g Pecorino grated
  • 50 g Butter
  • 4 tbsp Olive Oil
  • 50 ml Double Cream

Instructions
 

  • Boil the gnocchi in a saucepan of salted boiling water and cook for 10-15 minutes until cooked.
  • Add the walnuts and garlic into a food processor and whizz until finely chopped. Add the basil, cheese, butter and oil and pulse a few more time. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Pour the cream into a saucepan and warm through. Pour in the pesto and stir well over a gentle heat.
  • Before draining, spoon 2 tbsp of the Gnocchi water into the sauce. Drain the gnocchi and mix into the sauce before serving. Sprinkle any extra Pecorino and basil over the dishes.
Keyword Lairon, Pokemon

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Recipe idea

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