Hello friends! I attempted another Pinterest-inspired meal last week…and it was…just ok. There are a few things that I would change if I were to make it again. Original recipe HERE – my adaptations in blue below.
- 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
- 1 16-ounce package shelf-stable gnocchi
- 1/2 cup sliced shallots <– I did not use this
- 1 bunch asparagus (about 1 pound), trimmed and cut into thirds
- 3/4 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth
- 1 pound raw shrimp (26-30 per pound), peeled and deveined, tails left on if desired <– I always remove the tails
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- Pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice <– I did not use this
- 1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium heat.
- Add gnocchi and cook, stirring often, until plumped and golden in spots, 6 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a bowl.
- Add the remaining 2 teaspoons oil and shallots to the pan; cook over medium heat, stirring, until beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. <– I simply skipped this step.
- Stir in asparagus and broth. Cover and cook until the asparagus is barely tender, 3 to 4 minutes.
- Add shrimp, pepper and salt; cover and simmer until the shrimp is pink and just cooked through, 3 to 4 minutes more.
- Return the gnocchi to the skillet along with lemon juice and cook, stirring, until heated through, about 2 minutes.
- Remove from the heat, sprinkle with cheese, cover and let stand until the cheese is melted, about 2 minutes.
- I felt that the 3/4 cup of broth was a bit too much…it made the asparagus and gnocchi a bit “soggy” once all mixed together.
- Along those same lines…I think I would cook the asparagus without the broth, and add it back in (like the gnocchi) after the shrimp has been cooked. I personally like my asparagus a lil’ on the crunchy side.
- Next time, I will stick to the allotted amount of pepper. I thought 1/4 teaspoon wasn’t enough, so I improvised and added a bit more…but the pepper flavor was WAY TOO MUCH.
- It was actually the first time either of us have ever tried gnocchi, and even thought it was ok, the hubby suggested we try potatoes next time. I agree.
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