Shrimp with Gnocchi, Sage & Parmesan; winter

Mon mari loves sage….. A lot of sage.

His favorite dish is spaghetti with olive oil, Parmesan, and a big handful of fresh sage. It’s the only herb I dry in the summer as the poor excuse for sale in stores is not acceptable. I also freeze some.

My mother always made sage dressing at Thanksgiving. I remember her debating whether a 1/2 teaspoon would be enough or maybe she should use 3/4 teaspoon. I would use 15 or 20 whole leaves and likely hear a suggestion to use more.

Sage is at its most pungent this time of year so I try to use it often.

I used cooked shrimp and skillet gnocchi – dinner in 15 minutes.

This was a Friday night hit.

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Shrimp with Gnocchi, Sage & Parmesan

We love sage and use a lot of it. Adjust to suit your own taste. Or substitute fresh parsley or another favorite herb.

  • Author: Katie
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Fish


  • 8oz (250gr) shrimp, cleaned
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • 8oz (250gr) fresh, skillet gnocchi
  • 3 tbs good olive oil
  • 3/4 cup (3oz, 90gr) Parmesan, freshly grated
  • 1215 fresh sage leaves, roughly chopped


  • Heat 1 tbs olive oil in a skillet big enough to hold gnocchi in a single layer.
  • Add gnocchi and sauté over medium heat, tossing frequently, until lightly browned, 6 – 8 minutes. 
  • Remove gnocchi to a plate.
  • Add remaining 1 tbs olive oil, shrimp, sage, and fry until shrimp is cooked through, 5 – 7 minutes
  • Return gnocchi to skillet, add 2 tbs good / salad olive oil and heat through.
  • Remove from heat, stir in Parmesan and serve immediately.


I used ‘skillet’ gnocchi, which doesn’t have to be boiled first. If you use the traditional gnocchi, cook in boiling water just until it floats, 1 – 2 minutes. Then proceed in the skillet as above.
Shrimp are done when they turn opaque and curl.

Keywords: shrimp, parmesan, gnocchi, sage

Shrimp, Gnocchi, Sage & Parmesan

I was thinking about getting out my winter clothes today.

Since closets are not as spacious here as they are in the U.S. I swap out clothes between boxes and closets according to season.

Upon reflection, I really don’t need much to get me through this winter. My book club is on pandemic hiatus, as is my French conversation, and school. There isn’t going to be a Chocolate Fair and I doubt if any of the local Christmas markets will take place. With the new restrictions on indoor gatherings there won’t be the usual holiday parties.

The new plan is to stock up on candles (done), knitting supplies (in progress), wine (done), and prepare for a lazy winter in front of the fireplace…..

I don’t need to stock up on books. I have shelves and shelves of books to read ‘when I have time’. Not novels, but books on all sorts of different topics that looked interesting so I bought them and have yet to read.

Interspersed with bike rides on sunny days, of course.

We can still do that.

I think it’s going to be a busy winter.

2 thoughts on “Shrimp with Gnocchi, Sage & Parmesan; winter”

  1. Sage is not an herb I like very much. My grandmother used to make sage stuffing and it was mostly sage with a bit of stuffing. As a small child, that was just overwhelming to me and I never acquired a taste for it. I think it’s one of those love/hate flavors.

    I’ve taken to living in sweatpants. I buy them from Hanes and they’re okay enough to go outside in though I wouldn’t go anywhere else in them. But they’re comfy and warm and since this has all started, I’m really all about comfort.

    Also, I have a farmhouse style house with a center staircase and two bedrooms up. Neither of the bedrooms upstairs even have a closet. I have two closets in my house. A 4X8 and a small coat closet for an 1800 sq foot house…yeah, talk about no storage…

    • Yes – love / hate. Like me and cilantro (hate). I agree – I’m all about comfort and warmth at the moment.
      When we first moved here, to Ireland, we met a young woman who had lived in New York for a few years. She said before she moved back to Ireland she very stringently, cut her wardrobe in half, knowing she wouldn’t have room. After she arrived and found a place to live she cut it in half again. And still had too much.
      You need armoires ! Several….

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