Food Hunter's Guide to Cuisine: Birthday Lamb with Homemade Gnocchi

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Birthday Lamb with Homemade Gnocchi

Several weeks back I celebrated my 39th birthday and I wrote an entire post about my chocolate cake; totally neglecting to mention the wonderful dinner my husband made for me. (sorry honey) So I thought I’d tell you about it now; better late than never, right? Plus it’s perfect timing for submission in Presto Pasta Nights #122 being held over at Eats Well with Others. If you haven’t been by there yet; check it out Joanne does a great job.

Now for the pasta:

Browsing through back issues of food magazines (which by the way I love to do) I came across a recipe for Lamb Chops and Ragu with Malloreddus. I know what you’re thinking…what the heck are Malloreddus?? Beats me; but the recipe said you could substitute cavetelli or gnocchi. That’s all I needed to know. I love gnocchi and I love lamb. Sounded perfect; and it was.

My husband did a great job with the sauce, pulling it together in no time and he even made me homemade gnocchi. He’s so good to me. Now if I could only get him to drive me to Vegas for my 40th!


  1. this looks amazing love lamb esp in curry as well

    By the way I changed my site address to
    To match the name ! Love Rebecca

  2. Wow! Great hubby! This looks perfectly done ;-)

  3. Thanks for submitting to Presto Pasta and for the kind words. This pasta looks amazing - definitely what I would want on my birthday. Now I just need to find the right guy to cook it for me...

  4. This looks delicious! Especially with home-made gnocchi! Your husband is so sweet!

  5. Lucky you for having such a talented hubby. Lucky us that you chose to share with Presto Pasta Nights.

    Happy Birthday - may you feel 39 forever!

  6. A great birthday treat! You can't go wrong with lamb, ragu, or gnocchi.

  7. Thanks for stopping by. You are really lucky...that's a nice birthday treat the pasta looks simply amazing.


  9. Sounds awesome, what a great hubby you have!

  10. He sure is good to you, a definite keeper!! Aaah, to be 39 again!

  11. Ciao! Mmmm... homemade gnocchi! Now that is a great birthday present. :-) There is another little treat waiting for you over at Ciao Amalfi:

    Ciao ciao! -Laura

  12. oh, what a wonderful birthday dinner. I think you should start a write in campaign on the blog to get your husband to take you to Vegas for 40.

  13. Surely that deserve a drive to Vegas!!! Love a good gnocchi and would love to have some homemade one! YUMMY!

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  15. Wow, does this sound good! Lamb is probably my favorite meat. I'm always surprised when people say they don't like it, although I understand that it has a strong, distinct flavor. What a delicious meal!
    Check my version of lamb at

  16. Oh my gosh, that looks so good!