Posts tagged tomatoes
Ricotta Gnocchi with Tomato, Goat Cheese & Basil

Gnocchi are the Italian equivalent of Chinese dumplings. Potato gnocchi, dollops of starchy belly filling goodness, take a bit of practice and elbow grease. Ricotta gnocchi on the other hand, are perfect for the gnocchi novice and make delightfully, light, and fluffy cheese pillows. The goat cheese tomato sauce adds a bit of tang and heavenly creaminess to the finished dish. Serve alongside a perfectly roasted chicken and simple plate of lightly dressed greens for a decadent, prepared in under an hour, soul satisfying, Italian-inspired weeknight dinner. 

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Caprese Stacks

While traditional recipes skip the balsamic vinegar, it is a delightful plate garnish that grilled bread enjoys mopping up. As with all limited ingredient recipes, quality matters and the result is only as good as the provisions used in the recipe: aged, almost syrupy, Modena balsamic vinegar and a high quality Italian olive oil such as Il Boschetto Limited Selection Extra Virgin Olive Oil provide the perfect backdrop for the creamy mozzarella and juicy at-their-peak tomatoes. 

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Queso de Cabra with Tomato & Basil

Who isn't obsessed with Spanish tapas and sangria? To make certain there are leftovers for lunch the next day, double the recipe and use a cast iron skillet to make this oven to table small plate. Simple to prepare, a bottle of Spanish wine and 30 minutes are all that is needed to make a bright tasting and delicious dish. From one entertainer to another, keep a sliced baguette in the freezer and this is a filling gourmet treat certain to wow any surprise guests.

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