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Old 04-22-2008, 12:52 PM   #11
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GB - since your product already is pesto-flavored I'm all for the basic olive oil, garlic, cheese, pine nuts sauce/idea.

I have trouble with red sauces on gnocchi, don't ask me why, but I do. I usually go the alfredo route or a demi-glace/beef broth, shallot route.
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Old 04-22-2008, 01:02 PM   #12
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I can not do red sauces with gnocchi either KE.

I like the idea of oil cheese and pine nuts. I think that is probably what I will do. MMM getting hungry now.
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Old 04-22-2008, 01:35 PM   #13
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I have some frozen gnocchi that I believe is made with pesto. I am looking for a very quick and easy sauce to make for them. What say you DC?
I've never had gnocchi made w pesto. Sounds delish. Can you share the brand name? Would love to give it a try.

Since the pesto is already in the mix, I would go with melted butter, garlic & fresh Parmesan cheese. Or, bechamel sauce with a touch of nutmeg. Or, add in spinach sauteed in olive oil, butter, & garlic. In a separate skillet, toast pine nuts or walnuts & add it to any of the above.
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Old 04-22-2008, 02:25 PM   #14
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GG already said mine, I just chop up fresh sage, throw it in some butter and toss.
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Old 04-22-2008, 02:52 PM   #15
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amy I don't know the brand name, but it was from Trader Joe's. They are frozen and in a bag with green writing if my memory is intact.
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Old 04-22-2008, 04:50 PM   #16
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I'm glad you started this thread. I have never tried gnocci and just purchased some the other day. I got a spicy vodka sauce for on them, but it seems a bit much on something that seems so delicate. I would prefer something lighter than a tomato base sauce.
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Old 04-22-2008, 05:07 PM   #17
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amy I don't know the brand name, but it was from Trader Joe's. They are frozen and in a bag with green writing if my memory is intact.

Thank you, GB. They sound so good!!!

Wanted to share this with you, as I've never tried them pan fried (w parm, lemon zest & parsley) - have always boiled them.

eat me, delicious: The Best Gnocchi Ever In Existence

I so want some gnocchi now.
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Old 04-22-2008, 05:26 PM   #18
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I know you said you didn't want tomato sauce, and you wanted something quick, but they arereally great in a tomato cream sauce with some lobster. Otherwise, I'm in the sage, butter category.
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Since the gnocchi is already flavoured with pesto, I'd sauté some mushrooms with garlic in a fair amount of butter and olive oil. When the gnocchi are finished cooking, toss them into the butter, add a pinch of fresh nutmeg, black pepper and grated parmegiano. A splash of brandy wouldn't be unheard off, at the very end, either....
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Old 04-22-2008, 07:55 PM   #20
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Question - doesn't everyone pan-fry their gnocchi once done? I thought it was fairly standard practice.
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