Gnocchi with shrimp, asparagus and pesto

GnocchiShrimpAsparagusPesto
Dinner tonight, September 29, 2014
Dazzle your friends with a great and light dish or make a easy dish and delicious dish, if you are in a hurry, use pre-made pesto.
4 Servings

  • 2 quarts plus 1 tablespoon water, divided
  • 1 (16-ounce) package vacuum-packed gnocchi (such as Vigo)
  • 4 cups (1-inch) slices asparagus (about 1 pound)
  • 1 lb. peeled and deveined large shrimp, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup basil leaves
  • 2 tablespoons pinenuts, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons preshredded Parmesan cheese
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons bottled minced garlic
  • 4 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil

1) Bring 2 quarts water to a boil in a Dutch oven. Add gnocchi to pan; cook 4 minutes or until done (gnocchi will rise to surface). Remove with a slotted spoon; place in a large bowl. Add asparagus and shrimp to pan; cook 5 minutes or until shrimp are done. Drain. Add shrimp mixture to gnocchi.

2)
Combine remaining 1 tablespoon water, basil, and next 4 ingredients (through garlic) in a food processor; process until smooth, scraping sides. Drizzle oil through food chute with food processor on; process until well blended. Add basil mixture to shrimp mixture; toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Serving size: 2 cups

Nutritional notes:
Calories per serving 355
Carbs per serving 42.7g

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