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Friday, April 14, 2006

Best taste of the week from Trader Joe's

If you don't live near a Trader Joe's, skip this post.

Trader Giotto's Gnocchi al Gorgonzola.
[frozen] $2.89.
Product of Italy, imported by TJ's.

Keep frozen until prep.

Heat one tablespoon of oil [olive] in skillet on medium heat. Pour in frozen Gnocchi with cheese and cook over high heat for 7 minutes, stirring gently.

Or microwave.

The gnocchi are fluffy. The cheese comes as disk-like objects that melt with the heat. The results are really and truly amazing.

Tasty. There are, honestly, few places in North Beach that could beat this gnocchi dish. Congrats to TJ's.

$2.89 for four servings. I imagine they were thinking four servings as a side dish.

230cal/serving. 100cal/from fat. Ooops.

Well, we split a bag (460cal/serving. 200cal/from fat) for dinner and served the gnocchi with a green salad with balsamic dressing -- that totally offsets the fat in the cheesy gnocchi, doesn't it?

I cut up fresh basil from our water-logged deck garden and sprinkled it on top of the cheesy gnocchi along with some fresh-grated pecorino cheese.

Yummies all around. Delish.

Go forth and do thee likewise.

[Warning label: Made on shared equipment with eggs, soy, treenuts, fish and shellfish)

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