Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Garlic & White Wine Shrimp with Gnocchi Fra Diavolo

That is really all I have to say about this meal! It was so great and so easy to make! Seriously, it may need a few tweaks here and there but overall I think if you make this for family and/or friends you'll be very much appreciated :) So the servings I made were for about 2 people, but as in my other dishes you can definitely just double or triple the recipe as needed. I love shrimp, they are low in calories, a great source of those omega-3 fatty acids and are so versatile! You can throw them in a salad, eat them with a whole grain pasta, or just have them plain with cocktail sauce or simply grilled! I love a good white wine garlic sauce (we have a wonderful one at the restaurant...) but it is usually full of butter and high in calories. I wanted a brighter version of the sauce with less calories but not short on flavor. I combined a bit of dry white wine with zesty lemon juice, herbs and garlic and the results= fabulous.

  • About 20 regular shrimp (maybe 10-12 jumbo shrimp could be subbed), peeled and deveined
  • 1/4 cup good white wine (if you wouldn't drink it straight, don't use it for cooking! the flavor just concentrates so you want to use a good wine)
  • 1tsp olive oil
  • 1tsp tub margarine
  • 3-4 cloves of garlic chopped
  • Juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1tsp Italian seasoning
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
Place cleaned shrimp in a bowl and mix with lemon juice and pepper. Place in fridge to marinate while you prepare the rest of the meal. Heat a saute pan over med-high heat, add olive oil and margarine. Once hot (approximately 1-2 minutes), add garlic and Italian seasoning and stir. Add white wine and bring to a simmer. Let cook approximately 2-3 minutes. Add shrimp and lemon juice and season with salt. Cook until shrimp are cooked through (about 2-3 minutes). 

Gnocchi Fra Diavolo
*Note- if you don't like spicy, don't try this! Or you could sub a simple marinara or meat sauce and it would be delicious as well!

  • 1 cup chunky marinara sauce (I combined a jar of prepared marinara with canned crushed tomatoes)
  • Small handful fresh basil, roughly chopped
  • 1/2tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 package gnocchi (serves 2-3 people)
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese
  • Sprinkle of mozzarella cheese
Combine in a small saucepan marinara sauce, basil and red pepper flakes and heat through over medium heat. Cook gnocchi for approximately 2 minutes in boiling water, drain. Toss gnocchi with sauce and parmesan cheese and transfer to small greased baking dish or large ramekin and top with a sprinkle of mozzarella cheese. Bake for about 20 minutes at 350degrees.


  1. This sounds like a great meal. I love the ingredients you used.

  2. I love everything about this recipe!! Thanks for a new & different shrimp recipe. And my gnocchi lovin' husband thanks you for the diavolo, too :)

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