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Old 05-04-2008, 10:56 AM   #11
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Yep, do the chops. I worked at an Italian restaurant in Marquette when in college and we had Pork Simbrio on the menu, which was a simply grilled pork tenderloin bathed in clarified garlic butter (the very same stuff they bathed the fresh baked bread in). I would do something similar and brown the gnocci in a bit of that. Oh does that bring back memories! You may want a green salad to lighten and balance the meal a bit. I am never opposed to some red sauce with gnocci either. They are heavy on the stummy, so proceed with mouth-watering caution.
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Old 05-04-2008, 12:15 PM   #12
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Ok, I went with the pork loin chops, lightly seasoned and browned over the stove.

I boiled the Gnocchi for 2 minutes, until they floated to the top and drained. I added butter, garlic, a some lemon zest to the same pan I did the chops in and added the gnocchi. They were a bit bland in flavor (easily fixed with a dash of s & p.), but they were a bit gooey. Is this how they are suppose to be? They were ok, but I need to play around with them more and try some other sauces. I had no idea that there were so many versions of gnocchi!

To finish off my dinner, blanched broccoli with lemon juice and red pepper. It looked really pretty plated!
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Old 05-04-2008, 01:17 PM   #13
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serve the gnocchi as a side dish to either sirloin steaks (bone in, please), or lamb chops, or even pork chops. With any of these meats, a simple sauce of sauteed butter and garlic with mushrooms would be perfect.
I agree. Gnocchi is amazing with a simple sauce. If meat is needed it is better on the side as gnocchi is better without meat actually mixed in it.
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Old 05-05-2008, 01:12 AM   #14
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A tv cook in our hometown had a show that I used to watch constantly.
One of her recipes turned out to be a favorite and the day I watched her make it, I made it for dinner that night. It was very light, with the sauce being a thin version of a veal bolognese, very light. I'll pm it to you since I'm not sure if I am supposed to do it in here or in the pasta section.
I used ground beef as I didn't have veal.
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Old 05-17-2008, 09:08 AM   #15
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Bump ... Tyler Florence is doing gnocci on Tyler's Ultimate this morning. I like him almost as much as I like gnocci! He has a casual instructive manner that I enjoy, and this pan sauce looks pretty simple and tasty.
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Old 05-21-2008, 02:58 PM   #16
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Hey folks, I want to try Gnocchi tonight but I need to know what protein will go good with it. My DH will not stand for a meal without meat, so I need some ideas of what to fix with it. I saw some sauce ideas for Gnocchi that I will more than likely try in a thread that GB started.

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Hey Sattie, did you ever make your gnocchi?
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Old 05-21-2008, 03:27 PM   #17
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Yes I did... see post #12. They were ok and I was not crazy about the garlic butter sauce. However, I have since purchased more and I plan to experiment with them a bit. Hubby liked them, he said it complimented the meal very well, he must of been feeling ill that day!
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If I was going to serve the pork chops with gnocchi (I'd never serve brats with gnocchi), and I would flour them, egg them, roll them in fresh bread crumbs mixed with Italian seasoning and grated parm, saute them for about 4 minutes on each side, and either finish them off in the oven or in simmering tomato sauce until cooked through. Then I'd melt mozzarella on top, and serve both the prok chops and gnocchi smothered with the sauce. Of course, I have always preferred pork parmagian to chicken or turkey parmagian.
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Old 05-22-2008, 04:15 PM   #19
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Tyler's Ultimate Gnocchi is Awesome!

I just made the gnocchi and soup recipes from Tyler's Ultimate and wrote about it on my food blog - google "stephenchristinelicious" -- it came out wonderfully and the sauce is great. what made it so great, however is the lemon ricotta cream. the summer minestrone that he made during this episode is also delicious.
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Old 05-22-2008, 05:05 PM   #20
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I just made the gnocchi and soup recipes from Tyler's Ultimate and wrote about it on my food blog - google "stephenchristinelicious" -- it came out wonderfully and the sauce is great. what made it so great, however is the lemon ricotta cream. the summer minestrone that he made during this episode is also delicious.
WOW! That sounds good! I'll check it out!
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