After an unusually long day at work, I headed out into a brutal cold night of New York City. Passing by the supermarket, I stopped to pick up some milk. Walking down the aisle I saw boxes of fresh pasta in various shapes and sizes. Nestled near the boxes of ravioli was some gnocchi. Hmmm…why don’t I have gnocchi for dinner tonight? I was tired and making gnocchi from scratch was not a good idea tonight. My husband was away and dinner for me had to be something easy tonight. So, why not use these fabulous gnocchi and have dinner ready in a snap. One box of gnocchi went into my shopping basket. I could not decide what sauce to make for the gnocchi, and so did not buy anything else. I knew I’ll find something in the refrigerator and pantry to dish up a tasty gnocchi dinner. Rummaging through the refrigerator I found some fresh dill, and decided on a dill sauce. In a few minutes, dinner was ready that smelled like heaven, tasted delicious, and looked really pretty. I think this is a winner - well, I've to wait to hear the final verdict! This dish could also be served as a side dish.
A packet of fresh gnocchi
2 tbsp butter
2 shallots, finely diced
1 bunch of fresh dill, finely chopped
¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
Salt to taste
¼ cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Regiano cheese
Heat the butter in a skillet and add diced shallots. Add the dill when the shallots are softened (I did not brown the shallots). Meanwhile, boil water in a large pot. Add salt to taste and drop the gnocchi in. In a few minutes, the gnocchi will float when done. Drain the gnocchi into the buttered dill sauce. Sprinkle the freshly ground black pepper and cheese. Serve warm.