Monday, June 21, 2010

Mmmm Mmmm Monday: Gnocchi w/Zucchini & Brown Butter

This is a SUPER tasty recipe from It calls for gnocchi but we substituted tortellini because I couldn't find gnocchi and didn't feel like making my own. And it was just as tasty!

1 lb fresh or frozen gnocchi (or tortellini)
2 tbsp butter
2 medium shallots, chopped
1 pound zucchini, very thinly sliced lengthwise (this makes ribbons)
1 pint cherry tomatoes, halved
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp grated nutmeg
Pepper to taste
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil. Cook gnocchi (or tortellini) according package instructions until they float, approx 3-5 minutes. Drain.
Meanwhile, melt butter in a large skillet of med-hi heat. Cook until butter is beginning to brown, approx 2 minutes. Add shallots and zucchini and cook, stirring often, until softened, about 2-3 minutes. Add cherry tomatoes, salt, nutmeg and pepper and continue cooking, stirring often until the tomatoes are just starting to break down. Stir in Parmesan and parsley. Add gnocchi and toss to coat. Serve immediately.

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