May 23, 2009

Gnocci with Roasted Asparagus, Mushrooms and Goat Cheese


Certainly this isn't one of the prettiest dishes I've ever made, but it was absolutely delicious. The only thing I would do differently next time is make my own gnocci. I used a package of the frozen kind and wasn't too impressed. Normally I do make my own, but I was pressed for time and had never tried the frozen stuff and had always been curious. It was "okay"... certainly edible, but fresh, homemade gnocci is *so* much better and it's not hard at all to make if you have the time.

Ingredients:
1 Package frozen Gnocci (served 4, not sure of the size)
1 pound sliced baby portabella mushrooms
1 pound fresh asparagus
10 oz goat cheese (I used Ile de France Goat cheese)
Handful chopped chives
2 cloves chopped garlic
Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper

Method:
Pre-heat over to 400* F.
Set your pot filled with water to boil for the Gnocci.

Clean and cut asparagus into 1 inch segments, place on a baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Roast in a 400* F oven for about 10-15 minutes until tender.

While the asparagus is roasting, saute the sliced mushrooms and garlic in a skillet until tender.

Prepare Gnocci according to package directions.

Once all your ingredients are finished, combine the gnocci, mushrooms and asparagus in a large bowl and crumble the goat cheese over the top. The heat should melt the cheese into a thick, creamy and decadent sauce. Toss gently with chives, and add salt and pepper to taste. As a finishing touch, I like to drizzle a bit of the olive oil that was left on the baking sheet from roasting the asparagus over the dish... yummy!

21 comments:

  1. I disagree--I think this is actually a really good looking dish. The presentation just may not be clean and contemporary, but I think in this case it instantly communicates the creaminess of the chevre.

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  2. I think it looks delicious too! Although if you wanted to clean up the presentation I did have one idea. You could roast the asparagus whole and lay them over the dish, then sprinkle with the chives. It's a little more difficult to eat that way though!

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  3. It sounds wonderful, and so simple!

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  4. That looks delish!! I don't like goat cheese, so I'm thinking a mix of cream and gorgonzola.... YUM

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  5. From my point of view is a succulent gnocci dish full of flavors: mushrooms and goat cheese OMG!

    Not always the good looking meal is delicious and in this case, is really yummy :) The presentation doesn't matter!

    Cheers!

    Gera

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  6. hehe, the best tasting dishes don't look like much of anything! :)

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  7. Looks great to me ,,love the asparagus and portabello in this dish! Delicious!

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  8. Sounds absolutely delicious, anything with asparagus and portabello mushrooms!

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  9. This looks incredible!!! It is all of my fav. things all together. I love gnocchi!!!!

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  10. I think is looks and sound yummy. Love the combination of flavours and this dish has some of my fav veggies.

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  11. Danny... thank you SO much :)

    Anonymous... thank you :)

    SavoryTv ... it was really good :) thanks!

    Elisa... bet that would be delicious too :) thank you!

    Gera @ SweetsFoods... *hugs* thank you so much :)

    Kim McDougal, Ordinary Recipes Made Gourmet ... thanks so much Kim :)

    gai... :) I agree.. thank you!

    Donna-FFW... thanks! :)

    Jason @ Jason's BBQ Adventures... my thoughts too :) thank you!

    Miranda ... me too... one of my faves! Thanks :)

    Jo... thank you :)

    The Food Hunter... thanks :)

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  12. The flavors are awesome!
    Definitely make your own gnocchi: I've made regular ones from potatoes and also some from ricotta.

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  13. Oh wow! This looks amazing! I love gnocchi and asparagus... I must try this recipe!

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  14. I've not had the best of luck with store-bought gnocchi either... always seems rubbery. But, this flavor combo is just fantastic... and so very... SPRING! Delish.

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  15. Olga,,, :) indeed... make your own!

    Stacey... thanks! :)

    Lo... thanks so much! :)

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  16. Well it's making my stomach growl. I love gnocci and this recipe sounds yummy! It's one of those things I could just keep on eating, and then not be able to move. No will power. ; )

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  17. kellypea... that's my problem too :) thank you!

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  18. Mmmmmm...I am a big fan of every ingredient in this recipe. I will try it when asparagus comes back in season! Love the blog.

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  19. Stoner Gormand... thank you!

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