We bought these cute little "amuse bouche" spoons over a month ago, and hadn't used them yet, and I was getting worried we never would. But have no fear, my boyfriend (finally!) got inspired! Since we have a go-to sauce for butternut squash gnocchi (ok, I basically insist that we make the pumpkin brown butter sauce, my boyfriend essentially has no say in the matter), the spoons provided an opportunity to try out some other sauce ideas.
A gnocchi tasting
Sauces, from left to right:
1) creamed honey, scotch & garlic
2) olive oil, Parmesean cheese & Italian blend of spices
3) balsamic vinegar & goat cheese
Now, these were all good (I was particularly intrigued by the honey/scotch/garlic combo), but my heart already belongs to the pumpkin brown butter sauce, which my boyfriend refined tonight with the addition of sour cream. Tang was just what that sauce needed to stay on the savory track. Now it is officially perfect.
Butternut squash gnocchi (which is always so much better after a night in the fridge!) with The Best Sauce (pumpkin butter, butter & sour cream) topped with goat cheese and chopped apple
Served with sauteed pork sausage, brussel sprouts and radishes.