Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Gnocchi & Pesto

This week on special, we have gnocchi mixed with house-made pesto. Gnocchi is an Italian pasta that is typically made from potato and is most closely related to a dumpling. This type of pasta is soft like a dumpling and typically mixed with a lighter style of sauce since most gnocchi is served before dinner with soups or as an appetizer.

While we are not featuring this dish as an appetizer, we are pairing it with a house-made white wine and pesto sauce that turns it into a star-studded entree. Pesto is an Italian sauce consisting of basil, garlic, pine nuts, olive oil and reggiano cheese to give it a slightly salty and sharp ending. The pesto is used just enough to cover the gnocchi, but not drown it in a sea of sauce.

This is a perfect dish for the health conscience and will not leave you feeling weighted down afterward. Pair it with a glass of white wine, and this dish is perfect for any night of the week!

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