Monday, October 5, 2009

(dis)comfort food




The days are getting shorter and chillier so the thought of oxtail ragu and semolina gnocchi really appealed to me. I slow-cooked the ragu for almost 3 hours while the semolina gnocchi chilled in the fridge. The final result was a rich, hearty ragu that definitely offered a comfort aspect– initially. But in the end, the meal ended up being so rich and heavy (from the semolina), that I conked out and actually got sick. I won't go into any further details but let's just say that I'm sort of over the whole thick, stewy, saucy thing for the time being. On the plus side, C made me a very nice Aperol Sprizz as an aperitif. The dinner started off with so much potential, alas it did not end the same way. :-(

3 comments:

lily kookla said...

ohhhhh that is so sad, I sure am glad that you are feeling better.
Bad ox tail

Broccoli said...

Blogging about blargging! I love it... I mean, that's awful. I hope you feel better, and it hasn't turned you off the ragu for good.

Prosecco said...

thanks guys! i am much better but i need to stay away from the rich beef sauces for awhile…