recipe presented a unique set of challenges as I had to peel zucchini into very thin ribbons. This process made my arms soar and made me wonder why peelers aren't made larger and they probably are, I just don't have one. Then I had to chop the shallots, which resulted in me walking out of the room 5 or 6 times to give my watery eyes a break, until I realized that not breathing through my nose helped. Despite that I loved the hearty taste of gnocchi with the taste of fresh cherry tomatoes and zucchini. It was a great combination. I will probably use less Parmesan cheese next time, as I found the sauce to be a little too creamy for my taste. That is one of those items that I would add by eyeing it. I did get a little better at chopping fresh parsley this time.
1 pound fresh or frozen gnocchi
2 tablespoons butter
2 medium shallots, chopped
1 pound zucchini, (about 3 small), very thinly sliced lengthwise (see Tip)
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley
1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Cook gnocchi until they float, 3 to 5 minutes or according to package directions. Drain.
2. Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook until the butter is beginning to brown, about 2 minutes. Add shallots and zucchini and cook, stirring often, until softened, 2 to 3 minutes. Add tomatoes, salt, nutmeg and pepper and continue cooking, stirring often, until the tomatoes are just starting to break down, 1 to 2 minutes. Stir in Parmesan and parsley. Add the gnocchi and toss to coat. Serve immediately.
Per serving: 424 calories; 10 g fat (6 g sat, 0 g mono); 25 mg cholesterol; 66 g carbohydrates; 17 g protein; 5 g fiber; 753 mg sodium; 539 mg potassium.
One of my favorite ways to celebrate the season of Halloween (which lasts all October, according to me), is to turn down the lights, get ...
If any of you read the September issue of Vogue (which I am undoubtedly sure that you did), you noticed the entire editorial devoted to swe...
We went to the Murray Hill Art Walk and stopped by our favorite restaurant La Dolce Vita . The beau found a pair of vintage Ray Bans at H...