Thursday, February 21, 2013

three's company

Good food is like good company. It is comforting, fulfilling and even necessary in my book. A long talk on the phone with an old friend or a big bowl of pasta can both do the soul good. It sounds simple, and it is.

In fact, the simpler the food the better in almost all cases. Take this dish, for example. Sauteed kale and smooth gnocchi combined with a bit of salty parmesan create the food equavilent of a hug with just three main ingredients.

To make your own you need:
1 package of gnocchi
1 head of kale
1/4 cup of grated parmesan
4 tblsp of olive oil
kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

Start by boiling salted water and cooking gnocchi according to directions on package. Remove stems from kale and tear into bite sized pieces. Add two tablespoons of oil to lage skillet. Saute kale until soft. Add salt and pepper to taste. Drain gnocchi and toss with remaining oil. Add more salt and pepper. Toss with parmesan. Top with kale and more parmesan if desired. Serve warm.

This dish is so good you may want to share it with a friend. Or just gobble it up while you talk to them on the phone...

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