Monday, February 22, 2010

mushroom gnocchi with thyme vinaigrette and lemon cashew cream

this weekend was full of good food, old friends, and lots of fun.
on friday i made mushroom gnocchi with thyme vinaigrette and lemon cashew cream. WOW.
this recipe is so good and so easy if you have the right tools..

For Thyme Vinaigrette
2 tbs fresh thyme, leaves only
1-2 pinches salt, to taste
4 tbs olive oil
1 tsp white wine vinegar

add thyme leaves and salt to mortar and grind with pestle to form a rough paste, then add oil and vinegar and mix again. adjust salt or vinegar to taste. (also if you dont have a mortar and pestle you can mix in a blender)

For Lemon Cashew Cream
1 cup water
1 1/4 cups roasted, salted cashews (or raw)
Zest of 1 lemon
1/2-1 tsp lemon juice

in a bowl add water and cashews and let sit for 20-30 minutes (makes blending a whole lot easier) then add all ingredients to blender on high until smooth...adjust lemon juice to taste, should be slightly sweet.

Gnocchi is super easy to cook, just follow directions on package (only takes a few minutes)

in a skillet, cook up mushrooms with garlic and olive oil. add to drained gnocchi.
then toss in thyme vinaigrette and drizzle with lemon cashew cream. ENJOY!

none of my pictures do it justice, so youll have to try it to see just how good it is!

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