By | January 01, 2014


Brush excess dirt off of mushrooms and chop lightly. Do not wash mushrooms.

Coat the bottom of a skillet with olive oil and heat over a medium flame. Add onions, turn heat to low, cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add mushrooms and cook for 10 more minutes.

Add spinach to the skillet and season with salt and pepper. Sauté for 2 more minutes.

Place the cooked gnocchi on plates and spoon sauce over them. Serve and savor winter’s local delights.

*Related Recipe: Spelt Gnocchi

Suggested wine pairings: Purple Haze from the Neshobe River Winery, Brandon, Vermont, or Cabernet Franc from Shelburne Vineyard, Shelburne, Vermont.

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  • ½ pound fresh mushrooms: shiitake and cremini
  • 1 large yellow onion, sliced into crescents
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • ½ pound spinach, washed (chard is a good substitute)
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg
  • Salt and black pepper to taste
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