Shrimp and Gnocchi Lettuce Wraps + Giveaway

Nothing says gnocchi like… lettuce wraps. Wait, what?! Ok, so a lettuce wrap recipe isn’t exactly what you think of when you plan to make gnocchi, but maybe we need to change that.

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I’m having such fun playing mad scientist in my new kitchen; it makes me think of my oldest brother. Growing up, Kevin was the experimental cook in our family.

While the rest of us learned mom’s recipes to-a-tee, Kevin was whipping up his own creations. As siblings do, we always teased him for this.

His concoctions weren’t the prettiest dishes, so we often refused to try them, but at least he was adventurous. Now that I look back, I bet some of the things he made were pretty darn good.

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Over the years I’ve  learned that part of what makes cooking fun is taking ingredients that don’t normally go together and creating something new and exciting.

(Sorry it took me so long, Kevin.)

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I particularly love doing this with pasta. I mean really, what doesn’t go with pasta? It’s so easy to create delectable dishes with any variety of noodle.

Today I’ve got a lettuce wrap recipe that combines shrimp and Delallo gnocchi!

These perfect little pillows of carby goodness are a lovely surprise wrapped in a crisp lettuce leaf. I quickly sautéed the shrimp, then gave the gnocchi a little sear to provide texture.

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Honestly, what could be better than little balls of potato dough, crispy on the outside, but soft and moist in the middle?

It’s almost like putting tiny Asian dumplings inside the lettuce wraps.

These crispy little potato dumplings are a beautiful pairing with the garlicky shrimp, smothered in spicy serrano mint sauce. It gives the lettuce wrap so much contrast.

Cool. Crisp. Herby. Spicy. Moist. Tender. Mmmmmm.

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The addition of gnocchi in this lettuce wrap recipe makes it so much more than an appetizer. It’s dinner, or both.

Maybe even breakfast….


Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Lettuce Wrap Recipe with Shrimp Gnocchi and Spicy Mint Sauce


For the Spicy Mint Sauce:

  • 2 bunches of fresh mint, leaves removed
  • 1 serrano chile, seeded
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 inch chunk fresh ginger, peeled
  • 1 Tb. honey
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 Tb. fish sauce

For the Lettuce Wraps:

  • 1 lb. raw shrimp, patted dry
  • 1 lb. Delallo Potato Gnocchi
  • 3 Tb. vegetable oil
  • 1 Tb. sesame oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 2 heads butter lettuce, leaves removed
  • Cilantro Leaves for garnish


  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the gnocchi according to the DeLallo package instructions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Meanwhile, place all the ingredients for the spicy mint sauce in the food processor (or small blender) and puree until smooth.
  3. Heat a large skillet to high heat. Add both oils. Once the oil is smoking, add the shrimp. Salt and Pepper to taste and add the garlic on top of the shrimp. Sautee for 2 minutes per side, or until pink, then remove from the skillet.
  4. Add the cooked gnocchi to the remaining oil in the skillet. Pan fry the gnocchi for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Once the gnocchi are golden brown, but still soft, add the shrimp back to the skillet and toss.
  5. To serve, scoop some of the shrimp-gnocchi mixture onto a lettuce leaf. Drizzle the spicy mint sauce over the top, fold like a taco and enjoy!

Along with this fresh herby cozy-crisp lettuce wrap recipe, I’ve got a killer giveaway for you today!

Delallo Pasta is one of my favorite go-to ingredients because they make incredible Organic Pasta, and have whole wheat and gluten free pastas as well. I love adding Delallo pasta to a variety of global dishes.  Yet Delallo is much more than a pasta company.

Did you know they make all sorts of authentic Italian foods? Sauces, pestos, olives, vinegars, infused oils, breadsticks… You could make a full-scale feast out of all the delicious items they provide.

Today Delallo Foods is offering one heck of a Sampler Basket Giveaway, worth over $200!

DeLallo Foods Giveaway ($200 Value)

This DeLallo Sampler Basket Includes

  • DeLallo Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • DeLallo Golden Balsamic Vinegar
  • DeLallo (Set of 4) Dipping Spices
  • DeLallo Potato Gnocchi
  • DeLallo Organic Whole-Wheat Orzo
  • DeLallo Organic Whole-Wheat Orecchiette
  • DeLallo Organic Whole-Wheat Spaghetti
  • DeLallo Fusilli
  • DeLallo Fusilli col Buco
  • DeLallo Pomodoro Fresco Marinara Pasta Sauce
  • DeLallo Pomodoro Fresco Tomato-Basil Pasta Sauce
  • DeLallo Pomodoro Fresco Spicy Arrabbiata Pasta Sauce
  • DeLallo Pomodoro Fresco Creamy Vodka Pasta Sauce
  • DeLallo Pomodoro Fresco Roasted Garlic Pasta Sauce
  • DeLallo Basil Pesto Sauce
  • DeLallo Sun-Dried Tomatoes in Olive Oil
  • DeLallo Italian Grissini Torinese-Style Breadsticks
  • DeLallo Italian Sesame Breadsticks
  • DeLallo Modenacrem Balsamic Glaze
  • DeLallo Hot Pepper Garlic Sauce
  • DeLallo Grated Parmesan Cheese
  • Anthropologie Cuisine Couture Apron
  • Heirloomed Linen Napkin Set

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229 Responses to “Shrimp and Gnocchi Lettuce Wraps + Giveaway”

  1. #
    Kristin — April 27, 2013 @ 12:17 pm

    I want to make the artichoke bruschetta chicken! YUM!


  2. #
    Robin — April 27, 2013 @ 1:27 pm

    I like the Spicy Garlic Chicken with Acini di Pepe Pasta & Snow Peas


  3. #
    carolee c. — April 27, 2013 @ 2:02 pm

    I’d like to try the Pasta e Ceci!


  4. #
    Chris — April 27, 2013 @ 2:21 pm

    Wow, you are the giveaway queen this week!

    Those are some of the more unique lettuce wrap ingredients I have seen, very creative!


  5. #
    emily willingham — April 27, 2013 @ 2:30 pm

    the Hot & Spicy Baked Shrimp looked really good and easy to prepare – i would love making this on busy week-nights


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    gabrielle — April 27, 2013 @ 3:00 pm

    Yum! I can’t wait to try this recipes, as much as my guys love shrimp and gnocchi.
    Also, I have been craving feta and olives, and the Delallo Garden Greek Hummus recipe sounds amazing!


  7. #
    Ttrockwood — April 27, 2013 @ 4:03 pm

    The fava bean salad with pecorino recipe is perfect for spring and sounds super delicious!


  8. #
    Melanie — April 27, 2013 @ 5:52 pm

    I would love to try the Pepperazzi Peppers Stuffed with Sausage.


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    Roxanne @The ROXX Box — April 27, 2013 @ 9:54 pm

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  10. #
    Chel P. — April 28, 2013 @ 1:02 am

    I really want to try the Cheesy Stuffed Polenta w/Sausage & Tomato Basil Sauce! I have been wanting to try polenta on my family and this looks like a recipe they would actually enjoy!


  11. #
    Deb C — April 28, 2013 @ 1:29 am

    I would like to try the Crispy Lasagna Pizza recipe. It sounds so different.


  12. #
    Nikki — April 28, 2013 @ 1:08 pm

    the crispy lasagna pizza sounds amazing!


  13. #
    Claire — April 28, 2013 @ 1:15 pm

    Pumpkin and Ricotta Stuffed Shells with Tomato-Basil Sauce… mmmm!


  14. #
    Barb — April 28, 2013 @ 1:22 pm

    I love chicken so chicken carbonara lasagna minis sounds great


  15. #
    carol — April 28, 2013 @ 1:23 pm

    I visited Louisiana last month, and have been a big shrimp fan ever since, so the Hot & Spicy Baked Shrimp appeals to me the most


  16. #
    Lynne T. — April 28, 2013 @ 1:25 pm

    I would like to make the Sun-Dried Tomato & Brie Bruschetta.


  17. #
    JoAnn F. — April 28, 2013 @ 1:59 pm

    My family would love the Crispy Lasagna Pizza.
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  18. #
    Debra Hall — April 28, 2013 @ 3:37 pm

    i’d like to make this Baked Lemon Dijon Drumsticks


  19. #
    Leslie L. Stanziani — April 28, 2013 @ 3:50 pm

    I would like to try the Italian Potato Salad recipe.


  20. #
    Alfred Reyes — April 28, 2013 @ 4:12 pm

    The Sun-Dried Tomato Chicken Wrap seems like an easy, but great snack/lunch entree.


  21. #
    Jennifer Reed — April 28, 2013 @ 5:16 pm

    The Blue Stuffed Olive & Pancetta Potato Skin recipe sounds fun for my family.


  22. #
    Susan Smith — April 28, 2013 @ 5:40 pm

    I’d like to try the Cheesy Stuffed Polenta w/Sausage & Tomato Basil Sauce


  23. #
    Marilyn — April 28, 2013 @ 7:49 pm

    the crispy lasagna pizza


  24. #
    Anthony — April 28, 2013 @ 8:45 pm

    artichoke bruschetta chicken


  25. #
    Christine — April 28, 2013 @ 9:12 pm

    the crispy lasagna pizza


  26. #
    Karrie Millheim — April 28, 2013 @ 9:17 pm

    I want to try the Giardiniera Antipasto Hummus recipe :)


  27. #
    Robin — April 30, 2013 @ 6:58 pm

    The crispy lasagna pizza!


  28. #
    kita — May 9, 2013 @ 1:34 pm

    I just wanted to say that I would have never thought to combine these textures. Bet these wraps were great!


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