Looking for a wonderful dish to make when you feel like something comforting and delicious? Try this recipe I put together last night. So good! Serve with some crusty Italian bread and a side salad!
Shrimp and Gnocchi in Parmesan Cream
To make Gnocchi:
1 (16-ounce) package of Gnocchi
2 tablespoons butter, divided
Salt for boiling water
Add the Gnocchi to a boiling pot of salted water and cook for 3-5 minutes. Once all the gnocchi has floated to the top of the pot, remove the gnocchi with a slotted spoon to a large bowl and cover with paper towel.
To make shrimp:
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined, tails removed
6 oz. imitation crab meat
2 cloves garlic, minced
Salt and black pepper, to taste
2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
Melt 2 tablespoons of butter over medium heat in a large skillet. Once the butter has melted, add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes or until fragrant. Add shrimp and salt and pepper to taste. Cook, stirring occasionally, until shrimp is pink, about 2-3 minutes; remove from heat and set aside.
1/4 cup salted butter
4 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 cup chicken broth, or more, as needed
3/4 cup half and half or ½ cup of heavy cream
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1/2 teaspoon dried basil
1 cup freshly grated Parmesan Reggiano Cheese
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
To make the garlic Parmesan cream sauce, melt butter in the skillet over medium heat. Add garlic, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes. Whisk in flour until lightly browned, about 1 minute.
Gradually whisk in chicken broth and half and half (or cream) whisking constantly. Keep stirring until it is incorporated and begins to thicken. Add in thyme and basil and stir.
Add in Parmesan cheese and stir until slightly thickened, about 1-2 minutes. If the mixture is too thick, add more half and half as needed; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Add more milk if you need to thin out the sauce at any point it gets too thick.
Stir in shrimp and gnocchi, and imitation crab and gently toss to combine.
Serve immediately, garnished with parsley, if desired.
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