I contemplated throwing everything away and calling out for pizza when I remembered seeing a recipe for pumpkin gnocchi that weren't pre-boiled before pan-frying. So I added flour to the fillings, rolled it into logs and lopped off bits which were then tossed into a pan of butter. I also tossed in some walnut bits and a chiffonade of basil. And garnished it with pomegranate seeds.
Ok, so maybe I was a little overzealous with the browning (it was dark and my kitchen lighting isn't all that great) - and there was too much textural similarity between the crusty gnocchi and the other stuff. But hey - it tasted good.
I had the forethought to freeze half the gnocchi, so next time I'll cook them for a shorter period of time to maintain some of the creamy texture (test gnocchi made a few hours before the actual dinner were perfect). And a cream sauce instead of brown butter might be a nice idea as well.
So how did your weekend dinner turn out?
We had some sea scallops in the freezer that I'd bought on sale a few weeks back. I had planned on baking them in a wine sauce with a light Panko breadcrumb topping, but since the weather was beautiful, I decided to grill them instead. The quickest thing to prep on short notice was teriyaki, since I had everything I needed in the kitchen. And the teriyaki was wonderful, as usual, but it completely masked the delicate flavor of the scallops. So note to self -- save teriyaki for meat, poultry, and more robust seafood and prep scallops with a lighter marinade.
:-) I keep telling my friends that though I blog about food, I'm not necessarily the best cook but I love food...why? Its ever forgiving nature! You'll get a chance to try again, so forgive yourself!
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