Sunday, December 5, 2010
Potato Gnocchi with Lemon-Thyme Sauce
Our neighbor recently had their lemon tree trimmed, so he brought us several fresh lemons. This inspired me to try a new recipe, Potato Gnocchi with Lemon-Thyme Sauce, from Cooking Light magazine since we had both a package of gnocchi and fresh thyme on hand (instead of carving out the time required to make the gnocchi from scratch as the recipe suggests, using already prepared gnocchi made this recipe a doable weeknight dinner). The sauteed shallots, butter, and thyme were perfect compliments to the fresh lemon. The shavings of the Parmigiano-Reggiano added a bit of saltiness which further enhanced the dish. This recipe produced an extremely satisfying warm dinner on a cool night. The combination of flavors were very pleasing and I appreciated how extremely easy it was with the short cut I took. Since we still have several lemons in the bowl on the kitchen counter, I may just be making this again very soon.