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
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
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!