January like no other month in the calendar is the one where we all seek comfort and warmth from our food. Short days and slow cooked meals making the perfect the dinner. Which is why it’s rather amusing that this dish is inspired by one my husband and I ate on our honeymoon in Venice on a gloriously warm day in May! This dish works equally well on a cold day as it does on a hot day dreaming of Venetian sunshine.
We were sat aside a canal in Venice enjoying a very lazy day and the most delicious bowl of gnocchi I’ve ever eaten! Soft pillows of fresh gnocchi with a light coating of ragu sauce, just enough to give you the taste, but not so much as to make you feel overloaded.
I’ve often thought of that dish and wanted to recreate it, so that’s what I’ve tried to do here. I believe the original we ate was using lamb as the base meat, I’ve used beef as that’s what my family like, this recipe would work with either.
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