Thursday, December 17, 2009

12/13/09 - Late Night Gnocchi

It was too late to start defrosting some meat for dinner but it was too early to go to bed hungry. Luckily I have some frozen homemade pasta in the freezer for just these types of occasions. This dish was a simple fast fresh sauce made with some left over vegetables and some canned crushed tomatoes with a bit of seasoning. It doesn't have the flavor of a sauce that has cooked all day long but sometimes all you need is a little something warm in your belly!

Fast Homemade Sauce
6-7 mushrooms - sliced
1/2 green pepper - diced
2 shallots - sliced thin
5 sun-dried tomatoes - cut into ribbons
2 cloves of garlic - smashed
1 tbsp olive oil
1 c crushed tomatoes
1/4 c marsala wine
salt, pepper, garlic powder, basil, oregano and parsley

1) Over medium heat, saute garlic and shallots in oil
2) Add peppers and cook until soft
3) Add sundried tomatoes and marsala wine - cook until softened
4) Add tomatoes, mushrooms and seasoning
5) Bring to a simmer and then serve over pasta

(I also think that olives would be a great addition to this sauce but some one in my house is anti-olive!)