Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Gorgonzola Delight

So, this past weekend my in-laws came to visit us for the first time :) I cleaned for hours, bought a pumpkin for the front porch, made pumpkin spice bread, bought flowers for the kitchen table, and bought apple cider. I felt compelled to make our home feel festive and fall-ish. Jackson's older brother, Braydon and his girlfriend Micah came to visit too. We had so much fun with them. Braydon lives in Minneapolis and attends John Piper's church...so cool.

All you married women, you know how it is when the in-laws visit, you want to make something really really good. Something impressive but not too "gourmet" to look like you are trying too hard. Here was my menu for the visit, and it turned out great: filet with gorgonzola sauce, roasted garlic potatoes and sauteed snow peas. It was all a hit. But, I must share the gorgonzola sauce recipe with you all because it was simply divine!

It is of course, a Barefoot Contessa Original...

4 cups heavy cream
3 to 4 ounces crumbly Gorgonzola (not creamy or "dolce")
3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan
3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
3 tablespoons minced fresh parsley

1)Bring heavy cream to a full boil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, then continue to boil rapidly for 45-50 minutes, until thickened like a white sauce, stirring constantly. **NOTE: I thought boil rapidly meant boil on medium-high...it does not, you must turn it down to low so it is "simmering" if you keep it on high it will burn fast!

2)Off the heat, add the Gorgonzola, Parmesan, salt, pepper, and parsley. Whisk rapidly until the cheeses melt. Serve warm. If you must reheat, warm the sauce over low heat until melted, then whisk vigorously until the sauce comes together.

Enjoy this recipe!

Here's a picture of Micah and I whipping it up in the kitchen....

1 comment:

Jaime said...

I just noticed that there aren't any comments on Gorgonzola Delight. It's probobly because everyone is jealous that you can look so stinkin good despite indulging in a sauce that calls for 4 cups of heavy creme. Oh, to have the caloric capacity to afford that! Perhaps I'll try this reciepe after I win that "biggest loser" contest.