Using one sheet pan, enjoy a delicious and healthy dinner of lemony shrimp scampi, gnocchi and asparagus. It is an easy weeknight meal.
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I seemed to have stumbled on a magic formula to get dinner on the table in a hurry and with only one pot to clean. As a result, I feel like I should win the Nobel Peace Prize. After all a serious reduction of stress can be life transforming. Not to mention the time-saving aspects. Seriously, who has time to spend hours in the kitchen whipping up a dinner on a weeknight? In addition to the time scrubbing and washing all the pots and pans you used. Not I.
So I came up with a formula to get dinner on the table in a hurry with only my favorite baking sheet to wash. It all started with my recipe for Sheet Pan Roasted Gnocchi, Turkey Sausage and Eggplant. Have you tried it? If you haven’t, you must. In that particular dish, the gnocchi is the star of the dish. First I was beyond excited that I did not have to boil a large pot of water to cook the gnocchi in. Second, I always have gnocchi in my pantry thus avoiding yet another trip to the grocery store. Third, gnocchi roasts in the oven in minutes.
For this particular dish, I wanted something with a spring fling to it. My first step was to think about a protein that would cook quickly in the oven. Shrimp is just such a beast and will literally cook in minutes. Shrimp scampi would give me my flavor profile. Second the vegetable must also cook quickly. That eliminated most root vegetables. However, since Spring has finally sprung, the delectable green stalks of asparagus are abundant and economical. Plus asparagus loves to be roasted and is done in a matter of minutes.
With thoughts of shrimp scampi, I used garlic, olive oil and lemon to flavor my delicious sheet pan of goodness. The shrimp, asparagus and gnocchi all marinade in the same bag. In fact I just saved myself another dish to wash by using a large plastic bag to marinade the shrimp scampi. Then you simply toss everything onto the sheet pan. Being sure to spread out the ingredients into a single layer and roast away. A few minutes later, presto, Roasted Shrimp Scampi is ready for prime time on your dinner table.
Try this magical concoction for dinner. Don’t like shrimp, try scallops. Don’t want asparagus, try green beans. There are so many wonderful combinations you can come up with.
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Sheet Pan Shrimp Scampi with Asparagus and Gnocchi
- 1 lb extra large raw shrimp , peeled and deveined
- ½ lb asparagus
- 13 oz gnocchi
- 2 tbsp grape seed oil
- 3 garlic cloves , sliced
- 1 lemon
- ¾ tsp . kosher salt
- 1/8 tsp . fresh ground black pepper
- 2 tbsp . chopped parsley
Preheat oven to 400•.
Place first 5 ingredients into a large plastic bag.
Cut lemon in half. Thinly slice half and place into the bag.
Juice the other half into the bag.
Add salt and pepper to bag. Toss to coat.
Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
Pour contents of bag onto a large rimmed baking sheet.
Spread out ingredients.
Bake for 10 minutes.
Remove from oven.
Sprinkle with parsley.
I calculated 9 Weight Watcher Smartpoints
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