Monday, June 4, 2012

New Recipe Night - Unqualified Success Again!

Another fabulously successful New Recipe Night... either I'm turning into a Top Chef or I'm just getting better at choosing my recipes!  What was so fun about this recipe is that it combined 2 things I've never really had before... asparagus and gnocchi!

Skillet Gnocchi with Shrimp and Asparagus
1 Tbsp + 2 tsps olive oil
 1 - 16oz package of shelf stable gnocchi
1/2 cup sliced shallots
1 bunch asparagus (about 1 pound), trimmed and cut into thirds
3/4 cup chicken broth
1 pound raw shrimp
1/4 tsp fresh ground pepper
pinch of salt
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1/3 cup grated Parmesan cheese

1.  Heat 1 Tbsp oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat.  Add gnocchi and cook, stirring often, until plumped and golden in spots, 6 to 10 minutes.  Transfer to a bowl.
2.  Add the remaining 2 tsp oil and shallots to pan; cook over med heat until beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes.  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.
3.  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.

This was delicious!  Brenna loved it.  Zack ate the shrimp, tried the gnocchi - but didn't like the texture and wouldn't even let the asparagus on his plate.  Despite that... home run!!!  

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