Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Quick and Easy Meal

For Valentine's Day we had a delicious meal of beef tenderloin with a gorgonzola sauce, rosemary roasted potatoes and asparagus. We had tons of the gorgonzola sauce left over and Dr. Daddy liked it too much to throw it out. Soooo, I improvised. The following is a really tasty, really quick, but really unhealthy meal!!! Perfect for a cold night with a glass of deep red wine and a movie at home. The gorgonzola sauce is from Barefoot Contessa. It was so easy to make and absolutely devine.

Gnocchi with Gorgonzola Sauce and Grilled Chicken

Gorgonzola Sauce Copyright, 2001, Barefoot Contessa Parties!, All rights reserved

4 cups heavy cream
3 to 4 ounces crumbly Gorgonzola (not creamy or "dolce")
3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
1 pkg. store bought gnocchi
two boneless chicken breasts, poached or grilled and cut into bite sized pieces

Bring the heavy cream to a full boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, then continue to boil rapidly for 45 to 50 minutes, until thickened like a white sauce, stirring occasionally.
Off the heat, add the Gorgonzola, Parmesan, salt, pepper, and parsley. Whisk rapidly until the cheeses melt and serve warm. If you must reheat, warm the sauce over low heat until melted, then whisk vigorously until the sauce comes together.

During last 20 minutes of sauce cooking, boil a large pot of water and add to it one package of pre made gnocchi. Boil according to directions and drain. Gnocchi should be al dente. After sauce is finished cooking, pour desired amount over gnocchi and toss. (I added about a cup and a half; you don't want it too wet) Sprinkle chicken over top. Serve.



Lauren said...

Yum! That sounds delicious. I am going to try the recipe later this week. I love Ina Garten!

Tres Poshe Preppy said...

YUM! I've made many of her recipes but this one looks divine! Thanks for sharing.

Scarlet O'Kara said...

I am so in love with this recipe...and plan on making it for my family! Thanks for posting it.

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