Mascarpone & Lemon, Thyme Gnocchi with Thyme Butter Sauce

Gnocchi looks daunting, but it isn’t. The first time I made it myself I was shocked at how easy it was and how fun it was. When I coached a client through the process, she giggled with joy at how easy it was and how she could wow her guests by making homemade gnocchi. My memory…..we had a great time together working through this recipe and the satisfaction of conquering this recipe will live on in memory and smiles forever! Enjoy!

Serves:

8 – 10

Total Time:

45 minutes

To Make

Ingredients

  • 1 cup (8 ounces) mascarpone cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) grated Parmesan
  • 1 tsp. Kosher Salt
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • Zest of 2 large lemons
  • 1 large egg, at room temperature
  • 1 large egg yolk, at room temperature
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour, plus extra for forming the gnocchi
  • 1 Tbs thyme leaves
  • 3 Tbs. butter

FOR THE SAUCE

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 tsp. kosher salt
  • 2 tsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 Tbs. tarragon
  • 1 tsp. lemon zest
  • 1/4 cup shaved Pecorino Romano cheese

    Directions:

    Combine the mascarpone cheese, Parmesan, salt, nutmeg, lemon zest, thyme, egg and egg yolk in a bowl.

    Beat together using a hand mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 1 minute. 

    Gradually beat in the flour until the mixture forms a soft dough.

    Sprinkle a pie pan or rimmed baking sheet with flour. 

    Drop 1-teaspoon-size pieces of dough into the pie pan using 2 small spoons.

    Shake the pan gently to cover the dough with flour.

    Gently roll the pieces of dough into oval shapes.

    For the Sauce:

    Meanwhile, cook the butter and salt in a heavy medium skillet until it begins  to brown, about 1 minutes.   Add the gnocchi and brown each side of the Gnocchi for about 2 minutes per side on medium heat.  Remove gnocchi to a plate.

    Remove the skillet from the heat and stir in the chopped thyme, tarragon, and lemon zest. And toss gently.  Add back in the gnocchi. You can serve it right out of the skillet, and it is amazing.  Sprinkle with Pecorino Romano and extra Thyme and serve.

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    Fresh Mozzarella-Strawberry Caprese Salad

    Serves:

    8 – 10

    Total Time:

    30 minutes

    To Make

    Ingredients

    HONEY-BALSAMIC VINAIGRETTE:

    • 2 1/2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
    • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
    • 1/4 cup olive oil
    • Salt and pepper to taste

      SALAD:

    • 2 bags (5 ounces each) fresh baby spinach (about 10 cups)
    • 1 cup fresh basil leaves, coarsely chopped
    • 1 pound fresh strawberries, hulled and quartered (3 cups)
    • 1 pint cherry tomatoes, quartered
    • 2 containers (8 ounces each) Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Fresh Mozzarella cheese – Ciliegine (cherry-sized balls), drained and each ball cut in half
    • 1 package (16 ounces) Crave Brothers Farmstead Classics Fresh Mozzarella cheese – Log
    • Fresh basil leaves

    Directions:

    Heat oven to 425°F.

    Shred 1/4 c parmesan. Finely shred remaining parmesan.

    Melt butter in a heavy, large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, salt and pepper; cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.

    Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 20-25 minutes longer or until onion is golden brown, stirring occasionally.

    Gradually stir in cream. Bring just to a boil; cook and stir until cream is reduced and thickened. Remove from the heat.

    Stir in shredded parmesan until melted; set aside.

    Heat oven to 425°F. Line a 15 x 10-inch baking pan with parchment paper.

    Unfold pastry on a lightly floured surface; roll out pastry to a 15 x 10-inch rectangle.

    Place pastry in prepared pan. Score a 1/2-inch border on edges of pastry with sharp knife. Prick pastry with a fork.

    Spoon reserved onion mixture to edges of scored pastry. Arrange asparagus and tomatoes on top.

    Bake for 18-20 minutes or until pastry is golden brown.

    Sprinkle with finely shredded parmesan. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes. 

    Sprinkle with lemon zest just before cutting. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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    Serves:

    8

    Total Time:

    70 minutes

    To Make

    Ingredients:

    • 3 oz Sartori SarVecchio® Parmesan cheese, divided
    • 2 Tbs butter, cubed
    • 1 large sweet onion, halved and thinly sliced
    • 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper
    • 1/3 c heavy whipping cream
    • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
    • 1/2 lb fresh asparagus spears, trimmed and blanched
    • 8 cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 2 tsp lemon zest

    Directions:

    Heat oven to 425°F.

    Shred 1/4 c parmesan. Finely shred remaining parmesan.

    Melt butter in a heavy, large skillet over medium heat. Add onion, salt and pepper; cook for 10 minutes, stirring frequently.

    Reduce heat to medium-low. Cook for 20-25 minutes longer or until onion is golden brown, stirring occasionally.

    Gradually stir in cream. Bring just to a boil; cook and stir until cream is reduced and thickened. Remove from the heat.

    Stir in shredded parmesan until melted; set aside.

    Heat oven to 425°F. Line a 15 x 10-inch baking pan with parchment paper.

    Unfold pastry on a lightly floured surface; roll out pastry to a 15 x 10-inch rectangle.

    Place pastry in prepared pan. Score a 1/2-inch border on edges of pastry with sharp knife. Prick pastry with a fork.

    Spoon reserved onion mixture to edges of scored pastry. Arrange asparagus and tomatoes on top.

    Bake for 18-20 minutes or until pastry is golden brown.

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