March 14, 2012

If you want that pot of gold...

With St Patty's approaching, I think it would be very appropriate to throw a fun party.

I also think that while coloring everything green is fun, having a bright rainbow range on the table with the touch of fresh green herbs on each ( whether as decoration or a part of a recipe itself) is even better!

There are many fun recipes out there. I absolutely LOVE this a-typical gnocci recipe! And with basil?! I think that with the side of heirloom tomatoes ( prepped with some garlic, truffle salt, dill and honey vinegar)  and roasted yellow and orange peppers sprinkles with green onions and a dash of coconut oil , this would just be that end of the rainbow where all leprechauns would want to hide their gold.


Ricotta Gnocci

1 qt bullion of your choice
2 large eggs
1lb fresh ricotta
1lb spinach leaves
8 Tbsp flour
2 oz parmesan
nutmeg, black pepper , salt - to taste

sause :
fresh ( preferably raw) butter, basil, garlic, salt.


Lightly steam spinach leaves, let cool, chop

In a mixing bowl combine spinach with ricotta, eggs, Parmesan,  sifted flour. Add salt , pepper and nutmeg.  Mix well.

Bring bullion to boil. Make little balls out of the dough ( about the size of a walnut ) , boil for about 10-15 minutes.

Sause :
In a separate skillet melt the butter, add crushed garlic , basil and salt. Don't over cook - just let the flavors blend well. Pout over gnocci and serve!

How are you going to celebrate St Patrick's Day? What is your favorite dish to prepare?


  1. That looks so good! I just made some Irish Soda bread. That's about it!

  2. oh, perfect! how did it turn out? I was thinking of making one over the weekend. NEver had before. Recipe suggestion?


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