This one comes with story…. don’t they all? Once upon a time, an old childhood friend got married and lived in Ottawa and I went to visit. Her husband made this dish and it was so good I remember it now and again more than 20 years (maybe closing in on 25 years) later. It seemed so fancy at the time and today I saw gnocchi at the supermarket and remembered it, bought some, and made it this morning for my dinner on my night to work. Looked too good. Ate it for lunch instead. I thereby give you: Gnocchi in Gorgonzola and Garlic Cream Sauce!
Epilogue: friend got divorced many many years ago after a short marriage and the recipe to this dish was sadly lost in the divorce.
Happy Ending Post Script: Friend got remarried to her childhood sweetheart/love of her life and is living happily now for years and years with him with a son the same age as Leo (my son).
Even Happier Ending: I remembered this dish and invented my own Gnocchi in Gorgonzloa and Garlic Cream Sauce recipe and am sharing with you and the whole internet!
Enough Silliness, here are the ingredients for Gnocchi in Gorgonzola and Garlic Cream sauce.
1 package pre made gnocchi (or make your own if you know how… I, sadly, do not)
1 cup skim milk (or whatever fat content you like)
garlic scapes (5) cut into very small pieces (I happen to have these from my garden) OR 2-4 cloves of garlic
80 g (or so) Gorgonzola ( I used cambozola because that was all I could find and I figured it was similar though had never heard of it before)
3-5 tsp butter
salt to taste
around 1/4 cup of flour
Gnocchi in gorgonzola and garlic cream sauce sounds and tastes like restaurant quality. In reality it is super simple and takes about 15 minutes. I am serious. Especially if you use the premade, boil it up, gnocchi. If you are feeling industrious and want to make your own here is a link for a recipe I found for homemade gnocchi. Honestly I like the ones in the package…
Ok, so get the gnocchi boiling and follow the package direction – please use salted water – they taste better this way. Drain. and rinse. While doing this, melt the butter over medium heat and sauté garlic or garlic scapes until fragrant (around 1-2 mins). Add flour and mix with a fork or whisk until a paste forms. Pour in milk, around a quarter cup, at a time mixing all the while with the whisk so that lumps do not form. Dump in gorgonzola in chunks and allow to melt while whisking and add salt to taste. You may need to add a bit more milk if it thickens up too much. Serve over hot gnocchi. Seriously this one is so good I have to do it again.