I am laughing while writing about this week’s Throwback Thursday recipe. Don’t get me wrong, the dish was delicious, I just had a few mishaps while trying to prepare it. This meal was my first time eating butternut squash. I spent ages trying to find a recipe that I thought would be a good intro for the new veggie. Finally, I decided to make gnocchi, something else that I had never made before. I ended up making the gnocchi way too wet and struggled to make well-shaped pasta. At the time I had no idea that the pasta was too wet and was dumbfounded on how people made their gnocchi have the cute little fork marks in them. To this day I have still not made gnocchi again. It is something I should probably think about doing in the near future.
Even with my gnocchi failure, the pasta turned out edible and the sauce made the dish delicious. The sauce is a delicious combination of lamb, tomato and zucchini with a Moroccan spice blend that includes garlic, cumin, paprika, chile powder, cinnamon, allspice and cayenne pepper. This sauce would go great with any type of pasta, so don’t worry if you are intimidated by homemade gnocchi as well!