Saffron Shrimp & Gnocchi with Cherry Tomatoes & Basil

Saffron Shrimp & Gnocchi

with Cherry Tomatoes & Basil

Group Created with Sketch. 30 min
Wellness at Blue Apron
Find recipes that suit your lifestyle with our new nutritionist-approved dietary tags.
Vegetarian
Our vegetarian recipes contain no red meat, poultry, fish, or seafood, and may include eggs, animal-based dairy products, and honey.
Plant-Forward
Our Plant-Forward recipes are designed by our chefs to help support a flexible diet that emphasizes plant-based foods like fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, beans and other legumes like lentils and soy foods, and includes occasional, moderate portions of meat, poultry, fish, and seafood.
Carb Conscious
Our Carb Conscious recipes provide a balanced approach to carbohydrate consumption by replacing refined carbohydrates from sources like white flour, rice, and cane sugar with high-fiber foods like fresh vegetables, fruits, and whole grains. *Our Carb Conscious recipes have 48g or less of net carbohydrates (total carbohydrates minus dietary fiber) per serving.
500 Calories Or Less
All of these delicious recipes come in at 500 calories or less per serving, ideal for those who choose to monitor their caloric intake, without sacrificing flavor.
WW™ Approved
Our recipes that have earned the WW™ Mark of Wellness make vegetables the star of your meal, utilize lean proteins, keep calorie counts in mind and limit saturated fat, sodium and added sugar, and use simple, wholesome ingredients to make dinnertime a nourishing and joyful experience. To learn more about WW™ visit WW.com.
Mediterranean
Our Mediterranean recipes are inspired by the Mediterranean Diet, a healthy eating plan recommended by the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans to promote health and wellness, which highlights the flavors and cooking styles from countries along the Mediterranean Sea, including those in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa. These recipes showcase a wide variety of vegetables, fruits, and whole grains, as well as lean proteins and moderate portions of dairy.
  • icon-servings Created with Sketch.
    4 Servings
  • icon-nutrition Created with Sketch. Est. 505 Cals/serving

This recipe celebrates the complex, sweet and savory flavors of southern Italian cuisine. We’re flavoring shrimp and a tangy tomato sauce with a bit of saffron powder, a prized spice hand-harvested from the crimson stigmas of a violet flower. We’re tossing the crisp, saucy shrimp with soft, plump gnocchi, allowing the entire dish to take on the saffron’s distinctive aroma and brilliant orange hue.

Get Cooking
fresh
ingredients
tried-and-true
kitchen tools
time-saving
tips & techniques
step-by-step
instructions
Prepare the ingredients:
1 Prepare the ingredients:

Wash and dry the fresh produce. Heat a medium pot of salted water to boiling on high. Peel and finely chop the garlic. Peel and finely chop the shallot. Halve the cherry tomatoes; place in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Pick the basil leaves off the stems; discard the stems.

Make the sauce:
2 Make the sauce:

In a large pot, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the garlic and shallot; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened and fragrant. Add the tomato paste and half the butter. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the tomato paste is dark red and fragrant. Add ¼ cup of water and cook, stirring occasionally and scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until well combined and slightly reduced in volume. Turn off the heat.

Add the shrimp:
3 Add the shrimp:

Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels and transfer to a bowl. Season with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Add the seasoned shrimp and saffron powder to the pot of sauce. Cook on medium-high, stirring occasionally, 2 to 4 minutes, or until the shrimp are opaque and cooked through and the saffron is fragrant.

Cook the gnocchi:
4 Cook the gnocchi:

While the shrimp cook, add the gnocchi to the medium pot of boiling water. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until the gnocchi float to the top of the pot. Drain thoroughly.

Finish the gnocchi:
5 Finish the gnocchi:

Add the cooked gnocchi, seasoned cherry tomatoes, remaining butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the pot of shrimp and sauce. Cook, stirring vigorously to coat the gnocchi, 2 to 3 minutes, or until thoroughly combined. Turn off the heat and stir in half the basil (tearing just before adding). Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Plate your dish:

6 Plate your dish:


Divide the finished gnocchi between 4 dishes. Garnish with the remaining basil (tearing any larger leaves just before adding). Enjoy!

Tips from Home Chefs

About Blue Apron

Ba hero

Blue Apron delivers original, step-by-step recipes and fresh ingredients to customers nationwide. Our menus change every week, so with each delivery you learn to cook inventive new dishes with seasonal ingredients. By letting us source these hard-to-find ingredients for you, you'll get food that is fresher and cheaper than you can get at your local supermarket, and there's no waste because we only send you what you need for each recipe.

We named our company “Blue Apron” because chefs around the world wear blue aprons when they're learning to cook, and it has become a symbol of lifelong learning in cooking. We believe you're never done learning in the kitchen, so we design our menus to ensure you're always learning new cooking techniques, trying new cuisines, and using unique ingredients.

Blue Apron is a weekly subscription service with no commitment - you can skip a week or cancel at any time with a week's notice. We can't wait to cook with you!

Get This Recipe Delivered
1 Prepare the ingredients:

Wash and dry the fresh produce. Heat a medium pot of salted water to boiling on high. Peel and finely chop the garlic. Peel and finely chop the shallot. Halve the cherry tomatoes; place in a bowl and season with salt and pepper. Pick the basil leaves off the stems; discard the stems.

2 Make the sauce:

In a large pot, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil on medium-high until hot. Add the garlic and shallot; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring frequently, 1 to 2 minutes, or until softened and fragrant. Add the tomato paste and half the butter. Cook, stirring occasionally, 2 to 3 minutes, or until the tomato paste is dark red and fragrant. Add ¼ cup of water and cook, stirring occasionally and scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot, 30 seconds to 1 minute, or until well combined and slightly reduced in volume. Turn off the heat.

Make the sauce:
Add the shrimp:
3 Add the shrimp:

Pat the shrimp dry with paper towels and transfer to a bowl. Season with salt and pepper; toss to coat. Add the seasoned shrimp and saffron powder to the pot of sauce. Cook on medium-high, stirring occasionally, 2 to 4 minutes, or until the shrimp are opaque and cooked through and the saffron is fragrant.

4 Cook the gnocchi:

While the shrimp cook, add the gnocchi to the medium pot of boiling water. Cook 2 to 3 minutes, or until the gnocchi float to the top of the pot. Drain thoroughly.

Cook the gnocchi:
5 Finish the gnocchi:

Add the cooked gnocchi, seasoned cherry tomatoes, remaining butter and 1 tablespoon of olive oil to the pot of shrimp and sauce. Cook, stirring vigorously to coat the gnocchi, 2 to 3 minutes, or until thoroughly combined. Turn off the heat and stir in half the basil (tearing just before adding). Season with salt and pepper to taste.

6 Plate your dish:


Divide the finished gnocchi between 4 dishes. Garnish with the remaining basil (tearing any larger leaves just before adding). Enjoy!

Plate your dish: