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A Gnocchi for my Peas

I shelled a lot of peas on Friday.  They’re so sweet and perfect!  I needed to make something fun…

Ingredients

2 Tbsp olive oil

1/2 large sweet onion

3 cloves of garlic, finely minced

1 1/2 cups of shelled peas (and their pods)

1 bunch of asparagus

1/4 pound crimini mushrooms, thinly sliced

1/4 cup white wine

1 tsp kosher salt

1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper

2 Tbsp fresh thyme

1 pound gnocchi

Directions

Boil pea pods with 3 cups of water while you’re doing the rest…

Boil lightly salted water for asparagus.

Begin pot of water for gnocchi.

Wash and cut asparagus into 1 1/2-2 inch pieces.  Drop into boiling water and blanch for 2-3 minutes.  Drain and rinse with cool water.

In large skillet, heat olive oil.  Add onion and garlic and stir  soft and fragrant.  Add asparagus, peas and mushrooms.  Toss until well-coated with onions, garlic, olive oil.  Add wine and cook until wine cooks off a bit.  Season with salt, pepper and thyme.

Cook gnocchi.

Ladle about 1 cup of water from pea pod pot and about 1 cup from pasta water into the vegetables.

Strain gnocchi and toss with vegetables.

Serve, if you like, with fresh grated parmesan reggiano and a giant salad.

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