Wednesday, February 27, 2008

whole wheat gnocchi primavera





a few days ago i made some whole wheat gnocchi for a late nite supper. i've made it before, but always using regular potato gnocchi in a light sage cream sauce.

this time i got a hold of these whole wheat ones and decided to make it primavera style without the parmagiana-reggiano cheese. for you vegans, just omit the butter and use olive oil instead.

for the sake of time, i used ready made gnocchi and some spring vegetables. the asparagus have been springing up all over the place (excuse the pun) as well as zucchinis.

gnocchi primavera

serves 3-4
prep time: 10 min
cook time: 15 min

vip's:

  • 1 package gnocchi
  • 1 bunch asparagus, washed & trimmed & cut into large pieces
  • 2 zucchinis washed and chopped in large chunks
  • 4 sun dried tomatoes diced small or 2 large ripe tomatoes chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 tbpsn butter
  • 1 tbspn olive oil
  • italian seasoning to taste
  • crushed red pepper to taste
  • salt to taste

the play:

  • put a pot of water to boil & prepare according to package instructions, keep aside
  • in the same boiling water, add asparagus for 2 min, strain and keep aside
  • in a saute pan, heat the butter & olive oil
  • add garlic and stir for 1 minute
  • add tomatoes, stir for 2 minutes
  • add asparagus and zucchini, saute for 3 min
  • add italian seasoning, crushed red pepper and salt
  • add gnocchi and heat thru
  • serve with baby greens and garlic bread

Listening to: one of my favorite songs that was released a month before halloween which is also my favorite holiday ever...'gravedigger' by dave matthews from his first solo album, Some Devil, (2003).

8 comments:

Namratha said...

Wow, the gnocchi looks yummy and creamy. Thanks for the recipe,I've been meaning to try something with Gnocchi of late. You have a nice blog, thanks for stopping by mine:)

nicisme said...

I like the way you write out your recipes, and this looks really good!
You have some great things here Alpa!

Bharathy said...

Awesome Late night supper+ Favorite music=Heaven!
Heavenly dish! :)
Thanks for dropping by,Alpa!

Alpa said...

Namratha- thanks!

nicisme - Thanks for stopping by!

bharathy - Yes, music pulls it all together doesn't it? Thanks!

Uma said...

the gnocchi is so mouth-watering. Love the pic.

Alpa said...

uma - thanks for visiting!

Pearlsofeast said...

wow Alpa the gnocchi looks so yummy.
U have got a nice and cosy space.

Thanks for the comment.

Shibani

Alpa said...

Shibani - Thanks for visiting me and especially for your sweet words :)