Prawns with Gnocchi

    30 minutes

    It looks fancy but this is a delicious and different take on prawn pasta that is easy to make.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1 tablespoon butter
    • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
    • 6 mushrooms, sliced
    • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
    • 500g gnocchi
    • 20 peeled and deveined king prawns or large prawns
    • 3 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1 pinch saffron (or turmeric)
    • 1 pinch salt to taste
    • 2 tablespoons grated fresh basil
    • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

    Preparation:15min  ›  Cook:15min  ›  Ready in:30min 

    1. Melt the butter in a large frypan over medium heat. Stir in the onion, mushrooms, and brown sugar. Cook and stir until the onion has cooked to a deep brown colour, about 10 minutes and set aside.
    2. Fill a large pot with lightly salted water and bring to a rolling boil over high heat. Once the water is boiling, stir in the gnocchi and return to a boil. Cook until the gnocchi floats to the top, about 3 minutes; drain, and keep warm.
    3. Place the frypan over medium-high heat and stir in the prawns. Cook and stir until the prawns have turned pink on the outside and are no longer translucent in the centre, about 5 minutes. Add the onion mix, sour cream, paprika and saffron. Cook and stir until the mixture begins to simmer, then gently fold in the cooked gnocchi, then season to taste with salt.
    4. Serve with grated basil and Parmesan cheese to serve.

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    Simple easy instructions with a great tasting result. Only substitute was from sour cream to Greek yoghurt.  -  15 Nov 2015


    A good dish that could have been even better. I agree with Lynda Q that the amount of paprika was overkill. Less would be better and none better yet. Otherwise an interesting and tasty dish, largely because of the exotic flavor of saffron. Pairing the shrimp with the gnocchi was unexpected and delicious.  -  09 Aug 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)


    Hearty, healthy, and very comforting dish. Really enjoyed this. If you let the onions get a deep brown by slowly caramelizing them, the flavor is wonderful. Could have used more saffron. We doubled it and still needed a little more, but we like a punch of flavor, so start small and add what you need. Thanks for the great recipe!  -  01 Oct 2009  (Review from Allrecipes USA and Canada)