This picture doesn't give this recipe justice. It is a lot tastier than it is pretty, but hey weren't you always told not to judge a book by its cover?
It involves gnocchi, shrimp, asparagus, sausage and mascarpone cheese, so you shouldn't be surprised that it turned out absolutely delicious. In my book, it's really hard to go wrong when it comes to mascarpone cheese.
Another bonus, it was all cooked in one stove top pan...so easy clean up!
I'm not going to ramble on, just let you know that this is really darn tasty and you should make this for dinner.
8 oz sausage (I used Cajun Andouille)
1 bunch of asparagus, cut into 1 inch pieces
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
10 ounces gnocchi
1 lb shrimp, peeled, deveined & tails removed
1/2 cup low sodium chicken broth
1 tablespoon crushed red pepper
1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
1/3 cup mascarpone cheese
Heat large stove top pan over medium heat.
Brown sausage in heated pan, breaking up with a spoon. After about 8 minutes and sausage is almost browned, add asparagus and onion (the sausage should have created sufficient grease, but if it didn't add a little olive oil). Season with salt and pepper cook for about 5-7 more minutes, until onions are transluscent and asparagus starts to become tender.
Push sausage, asparagus and onion to one side of the pan. Add gnocchi to other half and cooking for about 5 minutes until it starts to brown, stirring regularly. Add the shrimp and chicken broth and stir everything together. Stir often and cook until shrimp is pink, about 4 minutes.
Reduce heat to medium low, add crushed red pepper, parmesan and mascarpone and stir until cheese melts and everything is coated evenly. Make sure to taste it and see if any additional salt, pepper or crushed red pepper is needed.
Serve and season with additional crushed red pepper if desired.