Movie

Movie
Movie Inspired Recipes

Television

Television
Television Inspired Recipes

Book

Book
Book Inspired Recipes

Gnocchi w/ Mizithra in Brown Butter & Sage ...watch out JT, I'm bringin' sexy back!

43 comments /
They slide over your tongue like a deep, sexy kiss.  You feel your eyelids dropping closed while your brows are reaching for the sky in a moment.  A moment lost in rich, buttery ecstasy.  Butterflies in the pit of your stomach...excited chills up and down your spine...the newness of disrobing these soft pillows of that subtle, seductive nuttiness that envelopes them.  But it's more than just the newness of the relationship...because it seems as if you've been there before.  Familiar, earthy, comforting...  Sure, there's a hint of something unexpected...something creamy...but that just mingles and melts and you know it must have been there all along.
Gnocchi w/ Mizithra in Brown Butter & Sage
from the kitchen of girlichef
makes ~4 servings

1 lb. gnocchi
4 oz. butter
big pinch of sage
7 oz. mizithra, crumbled
sea salt 
freshly ground black pepper

Put a large pot of water on and salt it just after it comes to a boil.  Drop the gnocchi into the water and cook until they all float.

In the meantime, put the butter in a large, deep pot over medium-low heat.  Swirl it around a bit and watch it until it begins to turn golden and a gorgeous, nutty smell is released.  Throw in a big pinch of fresh, chopped sage (or rubbed sage if you don't have any fresh). Turn off heat.

About this time, the gnocchi should be done.  Scoop them out of the water with a slotted ladle or skimmer and drop directly into the pot with the butter and sage.  A bit of the cooking water will come with them, but that is exactly what you want...to bring some of those starches along to help form that seductive sauce.  Turn the heat back on, as low as it will go and then drop in the crumbled mizithra.  Toss everything around, ever-so-gently.  Taste and season with salt and pepper, if needed.  Take off heat.

Dish up ecstasy.
Although you never want it to end, you know that this is just the beginning of something that will last for the rest of your life.  Heck, you know it'll last through lifetimes...you've found your soul mate.  That dreamy look clouds your eyes as you relive your first time together...and anticipate all that is to come.

*This post is linked to:
Presto Pasta Nights is being hosted by Helen at Fuss Free Flavours this week!
PrestoPastaNights Your Best Recipes Button

43 comments

  1. Que ñoquis más ricos, esto es fantástico.

    SAludos

    ReplyDelete
  2. My heart's a flutter, my face is flushed and I'm drooling! Great post - great dish! Thanks for sharing with Presto Pasta Night.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Whew. Kitchen's getting a little hot!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. So warm, so inviting, so comfortable and enticing. One day I shall make gnocchi that doesn't sit like a rock in your stomach...

    ReplyDelete
  5. I'm blushing and ready to ...... well, try your recipe.
    Great job.
    I like my kitchen adventures a little racy.
    The Olde Bagg

    ReplyDelete
  6. Uhhm, well...I think I need a cool shower after reading that...
    Looks delicious, Heather. Love the mizithra with the brown butter.

    ReplyDelete
  7. Now there is a description of gnocchi!

    -Brenda

    ReplyDelete
  8. Oh my goodness. This looks AMAZING! I've just gotta make it.

    ReplyDelete
  9. I love gnocchi. The way the potato melts in your mouth is irresistible. Again mizithra goes perfectly as well.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I want to punch you, that looks so good!!!

    ReplyDelete
  11. this dish looks so good and beautiful..thank you for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Who needs trashy novels when they can read your blog posts?? LOL!! I am seriously in need of gnocchi right now! Perfectly delicious!

    ReplyDelete
  13. JT has a lot to learn, my dear. Because this is sexy personified.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Ohhhh you definitely brought sexy back!!!! :) This looks divine!

    Bookmarked!!!

    Mary xo
    Delightful Bitefuls

    ReplyDelete
  15. Oh!! But it does sound delish;)

    ReplyDelete
  16. I absolutely love mizithra cheese and gnocchi -- this is a winner. Joni

    ReplyDelete
  17. Oh baby, you are talking my language! Food is SOOOO sexy! I never understand how people don't get that! I mean, I am laughing because yesterday I made these turnips in creamy mustard sauce and I had a taste from the pot and I started well, you know...moaning and smiling and everyone just laughed at me and said, there goes mom again! Gnocci is such a nice dense pasta that it really would stand up well to the greek cheese! Big hugs you sexy kitchen witch you! Alex!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Thank your for your lovely comment!
    ...and I am very happy to see gnocchi here too:))
    Now I am following you:)
    Barbaraxx

    ReplyDelete
  19. Ummm... heather? lol. Who knew gnocchi could be so seductive? :) I have been seduced by the all mighty potato.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Ooooo guuuurl......Mmm...Mmmm.Mmm..... THAT is sexy!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Those gnocchi look absolutely perfect! I bet this was super delicious!

    US Masala

    ReplyDelete
  22. i'm strangely turned on right now, haha! this looks amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Well, I'm all about buttery ecstasy!!!

    So sad that all of my sage froze, though, because brown butter and sage is heavenly. Just look at those little pillows!

    ReplyDelete
  24. holey moley! This girl really wants some gnocchi right now. If I didn't love gnocci already, I'd be sorely tempted to rush to the store!! What a great post! :)

    ReplyDelete
  25. Definitely a toe curling dish Heather!!!

    ReplyDelete
  26. That makes my mouth water..Honestly looks heavenly

    ReplyDelete
  27. I'm digging Alex's statement about "mom being at it again." Ha - same thing happens in my house!

    I'm totally seduced by this buttery gnocchi with your fresh cheese and sage. Fantastic way to feature your homemade cheese!

    ReplyDelete
  28. Oh my, that is some sexy gnocchi! What a great way to use your cheese.

    ReplyDelete
  29. Is it hot in here or is it just me? :)

    I can just imagine how great these gnocchi taste with the buttery sage goodness having its way with them.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Gee...never thought of gnocci in that way until now. (Fans self.) :)

    ReplyDelete
  31. I can only imagine how good this is! I just made some sweet potato/turnip mash with sage butter and the combo of flavors is amazing.

    ReplyDelete
  32. Mizithra is one of my favorite cheeses for pasta and such and this is one truly sexy way to use it. ;-) The gnocchi look perfect.

    ReplyDelete
  33. Thanks for taking part in PPN.

    The round up is now finally up! Sorry for the delay!

    Helen

    ReplyDelete
  34. Girl, I think what you have here is classic food porn. And, you do it so well....

    ReplyDelete
  35. I'm a little embarrased that I just got turned on my gnocchi.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Yes JT better watch out :) Your post is sensual, sexy, delicious and amazing. What else can I say besides Yum! Thanks again for participating in the YBR, so glad to have you joining us.

    ReplyDelete
  37. ohoh, gnocchis look fantastic and sage butter is so delicious! I had never heard of mizithra and I bet it is super creamy!

    ReplyDelete
  38. oops, i hit the sent button too quickly...

    ReplyDelete