Golden Gnocchi with Shrimp and Roasted Veggies

Let me start by saying that I loved this gnocchi! The texture was great and I’m always trying to incorporate new components into my Whole30-ish meals.

 

(3 servings)

INGREDIENTS

1 package of Capello’s gluten-free gnocchi

1 acorn squash

½ butternut squash

4 leaves of Lacinato kale

15 fresh wild-caught shrimp

Olive oil

Salt, pepper to taste

1 tsp garlic powder 

1 tbsp fresh thyme leaves

1 tsp new bae seasoning

1 tbsp garlic ghee


INSTRUCTIONS

 

  1. The first thing to do is to start on roasting the veggies. Preheat the oven to 400F. 
  2. Wash the acorn squash and cut it in half, remove the seeds and cut thin slices. Peel the butternut squash and dice it finely.
  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper, spray some olive oil on it and place the veggies on top. Season with a bit more olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic powder and the fresh thyme leaves. Roast in the oven for about 25 minutes or until the veggies are cooked (time may vary according to the oven). Midway through the cooking time toss the veggies around so they get evenly cooked on both sides.
  4. Now, start working on those beautiful gnocchi. Get a big pan, fill it with filtered water and take it to a boil. When the water is boiling add the gnocchi and keep moving them around every 30 seconds or so, just like recommended in the package. When the gnocchi float that’s when you know they’re cooked through! 
  5. Melt the garlic ghee on a pan and add the strained gnocchi. Let them brown and get the taste from the garlic ghee which is amazing! This process takes about 6-8 minutes but make sure to keep shaking the gnocchi around the pan, so they get brown all over – this step will give a wonderful crispiness that goes amazingly well with the creaminess of the inside of the gnocchi!
  6. When the gnocchi are golden remove them from the pan and cook the shredded kale for about 4 minutes, just enough time to get it flavored but not soggy. Add the gnocchi back to the pan. Turn the heat off.
  7. The last thing to do is to cook the shrimp. Season them with new bae seasoning and just grilled them on a bit of olive oil for just a couple of minutes on each side. Remove from the pan and reserve to drain any liquid that may come off.
  8. Assemble your dish: add the butternut squash to the pan where you have the gnocchi with the kale and plate each serving on a single serve dish. Add the acorn squash and the shrimp and that’s it! A feast for the yes and for the taste buds!  

 

Original recipe by Maria of Mommy's Kitchen and Reviews