Gnocchi & Asparagus with Chive Butter

July 17, 2014

After a few nights in Puerto Rico and nearly running everyone ragged seeing the sites, we finally hit Ponce and half our crowd crashed. 

When I say that I mean that they got Burger King and hit the sack. It left only Jeremy, myself, and my parents to explore. 

Since there were just the four of us we headed to a place in town that served tapas and a whole slew of things we couldn't have convinced that four year old to eat. 

It was honestly amazing though, Jeremy had the best cooked ribs I've eaten. 

Since Puerto Rico has an Italian, Spanish, and Creole influence the items you run into on many of the menus are rather surprising. This is by no means the land of tortillas. 

So when we got somewhere that had a few more Italian inspired dishes I immediately jumped on their Gnocchi with Asparagus and it was divine! When I got home I immediately recreated it and wasn't disappointed, it's just an easy dish that you can't mess up. 

Simple as that. 

Gnocchi with Asparagus and Chive Butter Sauce

12 oz package of potato gnocchi (or homemade)
1 1/2 heaping cups of asparagus, cut into bite sized pieces
1 stick of butter
1/4 heaping tsp garlic salt
pepper to taste
3-4 tbsp chopped chives

Bring a pot of water to a boil, when boiling toss in gnocchi and asparagus. Cook for 2 minutes or until all gnocchi is floating. In a separate skillet melt the entire stick of butter, add in garlic salt, chives, and pepper to taste. When gnocchi is done, drain well and toss into the butter sauce.

I used packaged gnocchi this time as a time saver, but the first time I made it I made homemade white potato gnocchi. After making it this second time I'm convinced homemade sweet potato gnocchi would be absolutely delicious too!