Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Brown Butter Gnocchi with Roasted Corn and Green Onions

I recently ran the longest run that I've done in a while.  I've been sort of lazy this winter because it has been so cold and snowy and it is just no fun to run outside.  So, I've been running on the treadmill we have at our apartment building, but I get so bored and it is hard to stay motivated.  I do have Netflix and I worked my way through the entire series of Gossip Girl, but now I don't know what to watch next.  I'm thinking Breaking Bad?  I hear its great so hopefully that will keep me interested and running.  My long run happened because I found Grease on Netflix!  It was fantastic! I ran through most of the movie and then when I started to get tired around 7 miles, I skipped to the end to watch the last few song scenes and made it up to 8 miles! Typically, I've been getting to 5 or 6 on the weekends and then feeling tired/bored.  I felt really good about this run and it was so fun to watch all those classic scenes from Grease.  I don't know what I would do without Netflix!

Running is my way to stay fit and shed a few pounds this winter.  I have also been trying out new, healthy recipes.  The one today is a vegetarian recipe that incorporates some great veggies.  It was also delicious and I gotta send my thanks to How Sweet It Is for the great idea! I love her blog and I always find something delicious on it! It's awesome.

Brown Butter Gnocchi with Roasted Corn and Green Onions
(adapted from How Sweet It Is)

1 package whole wheat gnocchi, cooked according to directions
2 ears corn
5 green onions, chopped
olive oil
salt and pepper
4 tbsp unsalted butter
parmesan cheese
few basil leaves, chopped

1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium heat and then swirl the pot until the butter browns.  Set aside.
2. Season the corn with a little salt and pepper.  In a large skillet, pour a few tbsp olive oil and place the corn on the skillet.  Turn occasionally and continue to cook until the kernels become bright yellow.  Take the corn off the heat and cut off the kernels. Place back into the skillet and add the chopped green onion and cooked gnocchi.  Cook over medium-low heat until gnocchi becomes toasted.  Turn off the heat, pour in the brown butter, toss to combine and top with parmesan cheese and chopped basil.

Enjoy :)

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