Arugula Pistachio Pesto!

December 17th, 2013

Some nights inspiration hits and dinner just comes together… with some leftover pistachios from a recent baking project and some arugula… I made some really good Arugula Pistachio Pesto!

I’ve been trying to be healthy so I mixed it with half pasta and half peas… delicious!

Arugula-Pistachio Pesto

4 ounces Arugula
1/4 cup Pistachios
2 tbsp dried Basil
3 garlic cloves
1 tablespoon olive oil (or just to keep it together)
salt and pepper to taste

Mix is all together in the food processor and then enjoy with your favorite pasta.

I’m Back!

April 18th, 2013

Hello! Is anyone still out there? I know it has been a long long time… Well, the cliff notes of the last year or so: I became an official attorney! I have been working hard to develop a practice and have had a great time doing it…

But I think it is time to get back into cooking and, more importantly, posting…

Tonight I made this lovely linguine with mushrooms and scallops… I really wanted scallops today… this is what I created…

Ginny’s Throw it Together Scallops and Mushrooms with Linguine

1 container of bella mushrooms, sliced
1 shallot, chopped
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tablespoon of olive oil
a splash of lemon juice (about 1 teaspoon)
a heavier splash of white wine (about 1 tablespoon)
salt and pepper
2 tablespoons butter
4 large scallops
linguine, cooked until al dente

1. Heat the olive oil in the frying pan over low heat. Add shallots and garlic to the frying pan. Cook until translucent.
2. Add the mushrooms and continue cooking until cooked through.
3. Throw in the lemon juice and white wine. Cook until liquid as evaporated. Season with salt and pepper.
4. Mix the mushrooms and linguine in a bowl. In the same pan, heat butter over medium high heat until smoking. Season the scallops with salt and pepper.
5. When the pan is ready, add the scallops to the pan. Cook each side for about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.
6. Serve the scallops with the linguine and sprinkle with some grated romano cheese. Enjoy!

Leftover Pumpkin? Make Gnocchi!

November 29th, 2010

In Argentina, on the 29th of the month, the tradition is to make gnocchi, Los Ñoquis del 29. There are a few stories to explain the origins of this tradition but, regardless, it is a nice excuse to get together with friends and family.

Last month, when Juan’s mom told me about this tradition, I made Pumpkin Gnocchi. We served them with a brown butter-shallot-walnut sauce. The recipe could be easily adapted for any leftover pumpkin from Thanksgiving. Enjoy!

Ginny’s Pumpkin Gnocchi
2 cans pumpkin
1 teaspoon ginger
1 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
enough flour to create a non-sticky dough (about 4 cups)

Mix all the ingredients together. Roll the gnocchi (add more flour if necessary) and boil until they rise to the top of pot.

P.S. Also, Check out my Ricotta Gnocchi Recipe. While you are at it, check out my latest giveaway!