Sunday, April 3, 2011

Gluten Free Gnocchi with Salmon Cream Sauce

My friend Lauren just got back from spending a year and a half in Italy and recently came to New York for a visit. Along with having an amazingly fun time with a friend I've had since I was five, I had a meal that was beyond amazing too.

Lauren shared with me some of the tips she picked up while living in the land of delicious food. Here's her recipe for Gnocci with Salmon Cream Sauce.

(we used packaged gluten-free gnocchi so this recipe is for the salmon cream sauce)

Salmon Cream Sauce (serves 4)

1/2 onion, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
One package of smoked salmon (you can use fresh, but we had smoked) loosely diced
1 1/2 cup cream
salt and pepper
fresh parsley
fresh oregano for garnish

The sauce doesn't take long to make, so go ahead and follow the directions for cooking the gnocchi on the package and cook those up while you're making the sauce.

In a pan over medium heat add oil and then the onion. Saute until translucent.

Add the salmon and parsley and cook just a few minutes.

Next, add the cream, stirring while you add. Cook that at medium until the sauce comes together - about 3-5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper and add to the cooked gnocchi.

We served it with a salad of arugula, spinach, goat cheese, cranberries and pecans (with a balsamic vinaigrette).