Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Gnocchi with Roasted Cauliflower
I like to try new vegetables and/or new ways to eat them. It might be a surprise considering the amount of vegetables and meatless meals I typically eat, but I actually have never been a big fan of vegetables.
I try as hard as I can to find ways to prepare them that I like and have been most successful in mixing it in with other foods I like (mainly pasta and cheese). So maybe that's why the Gnocchi with Roasted Cauliflower drew me in.
The jury's still out where cauliflower is concerned. Broccoli and I have a love/hate relationship. It used to make me physcially gag so anything even resembling broccoli is immediately suspect. But I'm giving cauliflower the benefit of the doubt.
Besides, if I'm pairing with something I love like gnocchi it can't be all that bad, right? Actually, I sort of liked this dish last night, but I wasn't in love. It was a little dry and didn't have tons of flavor. There's no sauce — just cauliflower and gnocchi. The sage helped tons, but it needed something else. Maybe cutting back on the oil wasn't the best idea?
I found myself only eating the roasted cauliflower when it was on the fork with a peice of gnocchi. But today the flavors kind of melded together a bit and it was a little better. So I'm not sure if it's the recipe, the fact that I cut back on the oil or that I just don't care for cauliflower. Who knows.
The roasted green beans on the side, though. Delicious as always! Roasted green beans are the best. If you haven't tried them that way, you should. You'll never steam again.