Wednesday, January 23, 2013
vego WEDNESDAY: ugly
As predicted, now I'm back at work, I didn't mange to get the vego dinner post done yesterday, so I am going to post my meatless meals on Wednesdays from now on.
The above dinner was downright ugly - I know I am no food stylist or photographer, but it really didn't look good. Husband walked in from work as it was coming out of the oven and thought it was baked marshmallows.
Appearances are deceiving: it was very delicious and no meaty side was provided! no one complained!
This was my version of a recipe in Nigella's latest book, Nigellisima. Basically, it's fresh gnocchi cooked, drained, and then cooked and browned in a very fancy cheese sauce ( hers has marscarpone in it). I just made the simple cheese sauce I make for cauliflower cheese, heavy on the parmesan and with a pinch of mustard powder. I mixed the cooked gnocchi with the sauce, blitzed a couple of slices of bread in the food processor to make crumbs, and then scattered them and some more grated cheese over and browned it all in the oven for about twenty five minutes. So it's really just a macaroni cheese dish made with gnocchi, not pasta. Everyone LOVED it. I cooked another recipe from the same book to go with it:
This was cherry tomatoes, oregano and olive oil baked for about half an hour, then a pureed " sauce" of basil leaves, olive oil and a little vinegar dotted over the top, plus some buffalo mozzarella. Terrible photo. Also delicious.