This easy 30 minute dinner features rich gnocchi with roasted asparagus and crispy prosciutto, all in a brown butter lemon sauce. Perfect for making dinner together at home for Valentine’s Day! Or for yourself, any day. Because brown butter.
I totally locked my kids out of the house today. Yeah, on purpose. Partly because I needed some peace and quiet but MOSTLY because I wanted to see them Lord-of-the-Flies it in the backyard. Survival of the fittest means I have one less kid scribbling permanent marker on my wall. Oh my gosh, I’m kidding guys.
I swear I don’t run a daycare but today I had kids all over the place. Coming out of the woodwork. You turn a corner, gah! There’s another one. It’s like they multiply when you throw water on them.
After all the kids left (or duked it out to the last kid standing in the backyard, I’ll let you decide), I was kind of pretending to clean up, when this happened:
I’m not sure what to exclaim about first, the fact that I ate an unknown food item found on the counter of my bathroom, or the fact that SOUR RAISINS EXIST. Like Sour Patch Kids. Except they’re raisins. MIND BLOWN.
Speaking of mind-blowing, I’ve got your Valentine’s dinner right here, folks. Skip the long wait and make dinner at home together. This is the perfect recipe to make as a couple, because there are no long bake times, you just make it on the stove (30 minutes, TOPS) and then eat.
It’s pretty fancy-feeling too, I mean come on, doesn’t it sound like a hoity-toity restaurant meal? Brown-butter, blah, blah, this recipe title is too long for me to even make it through without rolling my eyes. At least that’s basically what my brother Nate told me when I asked him to help me name it. “Karen, no one except you even knows what brown butter IS.”
Well guys, I think you know by now that I am basically a brown butter missionary. I’M NOT SORRY.
This is a pretty rich main dish. I suggest serving it with a citrusy-salad like Pineapple Spinach Salad or this Orange Olive Salad. Any green salad would do of course. Or a side of fresh fruit. Crusty bread would definitely be a good choice, too, dipped in oil and vinegar. For drinks serve this Blood Orange and Sage Sparkling Soda from my girl Sarah. Holy smokes Eric you are reading all this right?? Take notes maybe?
Crisp up that prosciutto just the way you like it.
Other Valentine-at-home meals:
Honey Salmon with Brown Butter Lime Sauce: << my favorite way to eat salmon!
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