gnocchi with sage cream sauce

Wed, Feb 18, 2015

Healthy

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Gnocchi may take a lot of work to prepare, but fortunately they are served best with the simplest of cream-based sauces. This would also work well with any type of pasta, if you’re feeling indulgent.

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Adapted from Epicurious.
Ingredients: 12 ounces gnocchi (frozen), 5-6 minced sage leaves, 2-3 shallots, handful of chopped walnuts, 2 Tablespoons butter, 2/3 cup heavy cream, 3/4 cup white wine.
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Melt the butter in a heavy saucepan over medium heat. Add the chopped walnuts and saute until they start to darken, about 2-3 minutes. Remove from a slotted spoon to a small bowl.
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Mince the shallots and finely chop the sage. Add them to the butter remaining in the saucepan, and cook for a minute or so, until the shallots are translucent.
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Add the white wine and cream. Bring to a gentle boil, then continue to cook until the mixture has reduced by half – 5-7 minutes more.
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Meanwhile, cook the gnocchi in boiling water (drop them straight in from the freezer – if they thaw out they’ll stick together). They only take about 4 minutes – they’re done when they float. Drain.
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Add the drained gnocchi (or ravioli or whatever you’re using) to the finished sauce. Season with salt and pepper. To serve, top with the toasted walnuts.

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