Step 1: Brown the Pork
Start by bringing a large saucepan of water to the boil over high heat, adding 1/4 tsp of salt. In a large frying pan, heat a drizzle of oil on high heat and add the pork. Cook the pork until it’s browned, which should take about 2-3 minutes. Break up the pork with a spoon as it cooks. Once cooked, drain and discard any excess fat.
IMPORTANT: Remember to wash your hands after handling raw meat. The pork is cooked when it’s no longer pink in the middle.
While the pork is cooking, peel and grate the garlic (or use a garlic press). Add the garlic to the pork and sprinkle over the Italian herbs. Continue to cook, stirring, for another minute.
Step 2: Prepare the Gnocchi
Add the gnocchi to the boiling water and simmer until they float to the top, which should take about 2-3 minutes. Drain the gnocchi well in a colander, then return them to the pan, drizzle with oil, and stir to prevent them from sticking together.
In another large frying pan, heat a drizzle of oil on high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the gnocchi and stir-fry until they’re golden, which should take about 6-8 minutes.
Step 3: Create the Sauce
While the gnocchi are cooking, add the Worcester sauce to the pork. Stir and allow the mixture to bubble until the sauce has evaporated, which should take about 30 seconds. Stir in the finely chopped tomatoes, red wine stock paste, the specified amount of water, and a pinch of sugar (if you have any). Bring this mixture to the boil, stirring, then reduce the heat to medium and simmer until the sauce thickens, which should take about 8-10 minutes.
TIP: If the sauce gets too thick, add a splash more water.
Step 4: Wilt the Spinach
Once the sauce is cooked, add the spinach to the pan a handful at a time, cooking until it’s wilted and piping hot. This should take about 1-2 minutes.
Step 5: Combine Everything
Toss the gnocchi through the sauce along with half of the grated hard Italian style cheese. Taste the dish and season with salt and pepper if needed.
Step 6: Serve the Dish
Serve the porky gnocchi in bowls, sprinkling the remaining cheese over the top. Enjoy your meal!