Friday, February 18, 2011

Love and Chocolate are in the air!

This year Valentines Day fell on a Monday. Boo to that, I know. Nathan and I decided instead to have what a friend has aptly named "Sanity Supper," on Saturday.

First, I made some cheese fondue that we enjoyed while the sauce was reducing.

Second course, Filet Mignon with Red wine and Cocoa Sauce, the recipe for which can be found here

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To accompany that, we had Gnocchi with Sambuca Pistachio Pesto.

And that, is what we are going to talk about today.

I am not a huge fan of Sambuca, but Nathan loves that stuff. I had asked what he wanted for V day, and he said pasta and sambuca. He was joking but I took it as a challenge, so without further ado here is it.

Gnocchi with Sambuca Pesto.

4 cloves of Garlic
1 cup of Basil Leaves
1/4 cup pistachios, shelled
Sea Salt
Olive Oil
Gnocchi (store bought or homemade)

Put the garlic and pistachios into a mortar or food processor, and grind or pulse just until the nuts are cracked and the garlic cloves are breaking up a bit. Add the basil and incorporate it into the mixture. Add a few T's of Olive oil, and a pinch of salt. Pour everyone a shot of Sambuca ( an ounce for you, and an ounce for the pesto)

Cook your gnocchi and drain. Toss in a bowl with the pesto mixture and serve immediately.

Top with some fresh micro-planed parmesan.



P.S. Sorry there are no pics! We were f$@#*&g starving!

1 comment:

  1. Yum sounds delicious :)
    John made me a filet mignon as well! So good! And anything with Garlic and Parmesan in it is sure to be fantastic!