Shrimp Gnocchi

Shrimp Gnocchi

Everything cooks quickly for this easy main course. Finish with purchased pesto for dinner for two in minutes.


  • 10oz (300gr) shrimp (prawns), cleaned
  • 8 green garlic (or green onion), sliced, including green
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 1 tbs butter
  • 8oz (250gr) fresh gnocchi
  • 3 tbs pesto
  • 3 tbs fresh, chopped chives


  • 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, 6 – 8 minutes
  • Sauté green garlic and shrimp in remaining 1 tbs olive oil and butter in another skillet until tender, 6 – 8 minutes.
  • Remove from heat.
  • When gnocchi is ready remove from heat and combine with shrimp / green garlic in the larger skillet.
  • Add pesto, chives and stir to combine. Serve.


Heat the water to boiling takes the most time in this dish – use skillet gnocchi to be quicker if you can get it.
Green garlic is immature garlic – like a green onion. It is different than garlic scapes which are the flower stems from bolting garlic (overly mature).

Keywords: shrimp, pesto, gnocchi

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