I actually used both white and green asparagus in this dish, but, as they are cooked differently I only listed the green in the recipe.
We had white asparagus for the starter and we had too many…. so, after they were cooked (properly for white asparagus), I tossed them in the skillet with the shrimp.
Yes, now we’re eating two kinds of asparagus at the same meal.
Sadly, I think the season is coming to an end.
Regarding the ads…
I am told the video ad is now working. I believe it’s being inserted after the 3rd paragraph which is before the recipe.
So – is it annoying? Easy to get past? Short? Long?
There is an option to have it after the last paragraph of the post, rather than at the beginning…. Would that be a better choice?
I await your opinions.
Update: I have changed the ad to display after the last paragraph…. Does it work and is it less annoying / workable?
Pesto Shrimp with Asparagus and Gnocchi
Total time: 30 minutes
- 10oz (300gr) shrimp (prawns), cleaned
- 12oz (360gr) green asparagus, cut into 1 1/2″ lengths
- 3 green garlic (or green onion), sliced, including green
- 2 tbs olive oil, divided
- 10oz (300gr) fresh gnocchi
- 4 tbs pesto
- 1 tbs salad olive oi
- 2 tbs fresh, chopped basil leaves
- Cook gnocchi in boiling water just until it floats, 1 – 2 minutes.
- Drain and immediately put in a hot skillet,big enough to hold it all in a single layer.
- Add 1 tbs olive and toss to coat. Fry over medium heat, tossing frequently, until lightly browned.
- Sauté green garlic and asparagus in remaining 1 tbs olive oil in another skillet until tender, 6 – 8 minutes.
- Add shrimp and sauté until they start to curl and turn opaque.
- Remove from heat.
- When gnocchi is ready remove from heat and combine with shrimp / asparagus in the larger skillet.
- Add pesto, salad olive oil and stir to combine.
- Add basil leaves and serve.
While I wait you can admire some more tiny flowers.
These are the smallest. I took a photo so I could enlarge it in order to see them…
They’re between 1/16th and 1/8th inch.
These little blue flowers are always singles and always nestled down into the grass.
I love spring.