Thursday, April 19, 2012

Gnocchi with Balsamic Brown Butter

In February,   I posted on a couple of boards that I was looking for new sauces for my heart-shaped ravioli for Valentine's Day.  I received some responses and this sauce seemed particularly intriguing.  However, I wound up using a red sauce since I thought it was more Valentine-y.  Anyway, fast forward to now, when I decided I wanted to try something a little different with some gnocchi I had in my cabinet.  I basically followed this recipe from Giada de Laurentis of the Food Network, with two notable exceptions.

First, I used gnocchi instead of ravioli which worked out well (especially since I always see gnocchi being cheaper than ravioli).  However,  I would use this sauce for ravioli too and think it'd be a nice alternative to my usual sauces ( butter-sage, vodka, or marinara sauces).  Second, I did not use walnuts since I was trying to use up items in my cabinet rather than head to the store.  I will most likely try it with walnuts next time.

What I like about this recipe is that the sauce features items that you would typically have in your cabinet or refrigerator (except for possibly the walnuts, it depends on how well-stocked your pantry is).

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