Gnocchi with Blue Cheese Sauce and PancettaFeatured by Ampelos Cellars in the Pinot Noir Wine Club.
1 (16 oz) package vacuum-packed gnocchi(such as Vigo)
2 Tbs. olive oil
200 mL double cream
180 g blue cheese (preferably gorgonzola)
100 g fresh grated parmesan
freshly ground pepper
2 cloves of garlic, thinly sliced
thinly sliced pancetta
Cook gnocchi according to package directions, omitting salt and fat. Drain in a colander over a bowl and set aside. Heat a frying pan and add a dash of clarified butter. Gently fry the gnocchi until they are a pale golden color, season if desired. Add the cream to a saucepan and bring to a simmer over low heat. Add your chopped blue cheese, a pinch of black pepper, a pour of olive oil, and the Parmesan. Turn off the heat and mix ingredients. Put some olive oil into another saucepan along with the chopped pancetta and place over medium heat. When the pancetta has colored and started to crisp, lower the heat and add the sliced garlic, sweating gently until the garlic becomes translucent. Place the gnocchi onto your plate, scatter the pancetta and garlic on top, add the blue cheese sauce, dust with the grated Parmesan and drizzle some olive oil on top. Enjoy!