Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Easy Lemon Thyme Sauce

Two years ago my sister Rachel took me to Communal and I ate the only dish that I've ever thought to myself, "This is life changing." It was lemon thyme gnocchi. Now, the gnocchi itself was incredible... but it's an intimidating dish, and I don't want to scare people off because the sauce itself is to die for.   If you're looking for a gourmet dish to substitute other boring pasta dishes... this is the sauce to do it. Lemon Thyme Sauce


  • 6 tbsp. butter
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 4 cups  milk
  • 1/2 cup mozzarella cheese
  • 2 tsp. dried thyme
  • 1/2 lemon
  • salt 
  • pepper

  • 1. Melt 6 tbsp. of butter in saucepan over medium-low heat, making sure not to brown butter. Mix in the 1/3 cup of flour, and add 1 tsp. of salt. Stir constantly until the mixture, called a roux, forms a dough and pulls away from the side of the pan. Cook roux under a minute.
    2. Add the milk to the roux and  cook, stirring constantly, until the mixture thickens to gravy consistency. Add thyme. Remove from heat and add shredded cheese. Stir constantly until cheese has melted. Add lemon juice according to taste. 
    3. Serve over cooked pasta and feel free to lick your plate clean. 

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