Gnocchi in a Red Wine Reduction

Tonight we will be making a red wine reduction with onions and mushrooms.

Better than it looks

I decided to try to make gnocchi as well, with limited success. You can find a better recipe than I could give you here.

Mine ended up slightly less…coherent that I had hoped.

But for this post, I want to focus on the sauce I made to go along with the my gnocchi of dubious consistency. To make this, you will need mushrooms, onions and a largish glass of red wine.  Begin by sweating the mushrooms, by sauteing them in a dry sauce pot until they begin to produce liquid. It will honestly look like they are sweating.  Its kinda cool to watch. The reason for doing this is that it facilitates the dispersal of the mushroom flavors into the rest of the dish.

You can see the sweat much better in person

Once the mushrooms are good and brown, add in a finely diced onion and mix it in. Now let it sit.

No seriously, don’t mess with it. Just add some healthy seasoning (salt, pepper, garlic and basil)

So hard to resist stirring!

 Now add your glass of wine and bring it to a boil. Let it simmer until it is reduced to almost a paste.

The wine is, of course, only ever used for cooking.

 Mix in your gnocchi and serve


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