It's been a little busy around here which is really a good thing but as a result I haven't been cooking much.
I'm still making easy dishes that are quick and adding proteins to pasta is the key to fast and easy. I've been using gnocchi which is one of my recent favorites.
I must confess I don't make fresh gnocchi, but I'm lucky to be near a local specialty store that makes fresh pasta every day so I can pick up gnocchi whenever I need a quick meal.
Using a bunch of fresh baby spinach, shrimp and gnocchi this is a quick dish to prepare and it's light, tasty and, yes I would consider it a healthy choice - use less gnocchi, more spinach and shrimp for a healthier version.
Gnocchi With Shrimp and Spinach
(Serves 2 - 3)
- 1 lb. gnocchi
- 1 pkg. of baby spinach
- 8-10 large fresh shrimp cleaned
- 1-2 shallots thinly sliced
- 2 TBLS. butter
- 2 TBLS. olive oil
- 2 TBLS. dry white wine (optional - or use bouillon)
- salt and pepper to taste
- fresh basil or rosemary (optional)
- Boil water and cook the gnocchi according to directions (usually 3-7 minutes).
- While the water is boiling, heat a large saute pan and add the oil. When oil is hot saute the shallots on low/medium heat.
- Add the shrimp and saute until almost cooked about 2 minutes on each side.
- Add the gnocchi and saute with the shrimp for a minute and add the spinach, the butter, and the wine (or substitute bouillon) cooking for just another minute until the butter is well blended.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve with the fresh basil or rosemary if using.
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