It sounds fancy, but this is a simple and delicious meal you can easily make for any occasion. Feel free to add any vegetables you like and make a meal out of it.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt the butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Stir in the onion, mushrooms, and brown sugar. Cook and stir until the onion has cooked to a deep brown color, about 10 minutes. Remove the caramelized onions and set aside.

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  • 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.

  • Place the skillet over medium-high heat, and stir in the shrimp. Cook and stir until the shrimp have turned pink on the outside and are no longer translucent in the center, about 5 minutes. Add the caramelized onions, 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.

  • Pour the gnocchi into a serving dish, and sprinkle with shredded basil and Parmesan cheese to serve.

Nutrition Facts

334 calories; protein 23.7g; carbohydrates 26.7g; fat 14.7g; cholesterol 197.6mg; sodium 374.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/10/2009
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
02/11/2009
I wanted to like this more but I found the paprika overpowering but not in a flavorful way. Maybe the paprika I used was too old so if I try this again I would use a little or none and substitute something a little spicier in its place. Read More
(13)
75 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 41
  • 4 star values: 24
  • 3 star values: 8
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 4 stars
08/10/2009
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. Read More
(28)
Rating: 4 stars
10/02/2009
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! Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
02/11/2009
I wanted to like this more but I found the paprika overpowering but not in a flavorful way. Maybe the paprika I used was too old so if I try this again I would use a little or none and substitute something a little spicier in its place. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2009
This was great! Reminds me a lot of the chicken paprikish recipe I frequently make. I didn't include the saffron which I'm sure would have added a nice flavor but wasn't necessary. I added a little bit more brown sugar than specified since I'm a fan of carmelized anything and it resulted in a bit more of a tangy sweet aftertaste that I thought really complemented the dish well. A great quick delicious recipe! I served three with this recipe and probably could have bulked it up a little bit next time. Everyone wanted seconds! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
03/14/2012
I'm giving this a 4-star rating; mainly because we didn't care for the brown sugar taste with the other flavors. Next time I'm simply going to sautee the onions and mushrooms in butter until soft then add the other ingredients. The other ingredients created such a burst of flavors in the mouth! I had freshly grated parm/regianno cheese we used at the table and I added just a little extra basil. Wow! Read More
(6)
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2010
Really nice and easy recipe with a lot of flavor. As others I left out the paprika and added more saffron to get the full flavor of this wonderful spice. I used yogurt in lieu of the sour cream I didn't have straining it through a cheesecloth for 30 minutes to remove excess water. Also after cooking the shrimp which only takes a few minutes I removed them from the liquid they had produced and reduced it before adding the rest of the ingredients. Will absolutely make again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/10/2011
Lots of flavor in this dish! I couldn's stop eating! When I was cooking i left out teh mushrooms and the saffron (only because it is so expensive) but it still turned out great! If you put a little more sour cream in it the sauce will thicken as it stands and turns out really delicious. Thanks for the great recipie! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/11/2011
Easy to make and delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/19/2010
I loved this with a couple modifications. I used 2.5T butter when carmelizing the onions. 1T wasn't cutting it. I used a bag of 90 small cooked shrimp and the ratio was perfect. Based on other comments I put only a pinch of paprika in and would do it the same way again next time. Fantastic recipe and would be great on any other kind of pasta as well! Read More
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