Shrimp and Gnocchi Lettuce Wraps

You've got to make these Shrimp and Gnocchi Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Mint Dressing on #DelalloItalian #Pasta #LettuceWrapsNothing 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 with Shrimp and Gnocchi Lettuce Wraps.

Shrimp and Gnocchi Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Mint Dressing on #DelalloItalian #Pasta #LettuceWraps

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.

Zesty Shrimp and Gnocchi Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Mint Dressing on #DelalloItalian #Pasta #LettuceWraps

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.)

Easy Shrimp and Gnocchi Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Mint Dressing on #DelalloItalian #Pasta #LettuceWraps

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.

Amazing Shrimp and Gnocchi Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Mint Dressing on #DelalloItalian #Pasta #LettuceWraps

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

Shrimp and Gnocchi Lettuce Wraps are 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.

Love these Shrimp and Gnocchi Lettuce Wraps with Spicy Mint Dressing on #DelalloItalian #Pasta #LettuceWraps

The addition of gnocchi in this lettuce wrap recipe makes it so much more than an appetizer. Shrimp and Gnocchi Lettuce Wraps could be dinner, appetizers, or lunch.

Maybe even breakfast….

Shrimp and Gnocchi Lettuce Wraps

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time:10 minutes

Cook Time:20 minutes

5 / 5 (3 Reviews)
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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 tablespoon honey
  • 1/4 cup rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons fish sauce

For the Lettuce Wraps:

  • 1 pound raw shrimp, patted dry
  • 1 pound Delallo Potato Gnocchi
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon 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!
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230 comments on “Shrimp and Gnocchi Lettuce Wraps

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  3. kitaposted May 9, 2013 at 1:34 pm Reply

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

    Rating: 5
  4. Robinposted April 30, 2013 at 6:58 pm Reply

    The crispy lasagna pizza!

  5. Karrie Millheimposted April 28, 2013 at 9:17 pm Reply

    I want to try the Giardiniera Antipasto Hummus recipe :)

  6. Christineposted April 28, 2013 at 9:12 pm Reply

    the crispy lasagna pizza

  7. Anthonyposted April 28, 2013 at 8:45 pm Reply

    artichoke bruschetta chicken

  8. Marilynposted April 28, 2013 at 7:49 pm Reply

    the crispy lasagna pizza

  9. Susan Smithposted April 28, 2013 at 5:40 pm Reply

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

  10. Jennifer Reedposted April 28, 2013 at 5:16 pm Reply

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

  11. Alfred Reyesposted April 28, 2013 at 4:12 pm Reply

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

  12. Leslie L. Stanzianiposted April 28, 2013 at 3:50 pm Reply

    I would like to try the Italian Potato Salad recipe.

  13. Debra Hallposted April 28, 2013 at 3:37 pm Reply

    i’d like to make this Baked Lemon Dijon Drumsticks

  14. JoAnn F.posted April 28, 2013 at 1:59 pm Reply

    My family would love the Crispy Lasagna Pizza.
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  15. Lynne T.posted April 28, 2013 at 1:25 pm Reply

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

  16. carolposted April 28, 2013 at 1:23 pm Reply

    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

  17. Barbposted April 28, 2013 at 1:22 pm Reply

    I love chicken so chicken carbonara lasagna minis sounds great

  18. Claireposted April 28, 2013 at 1:15 pm Reply

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

  19. Nikkiposted April 28, 2013 at 1:08 pm Reply

    the crispy lasagna pizza sounds amazing!

  20. Deb Cposted April 28, 2013 at 1:29 am Reply

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

  21. Chel P.posted April 28, 2013 at 1:02 am Reply

    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!

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  23. Melanieposted April 27, 2013 at 5:52 pm Reply

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

  24. Ttrockwoodposted April 27, 2013 at 4:03 pm Reply

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

  25. gabrielleposted April 27, 2013 at 3:00 pm Reply

    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!

  26. emily willinghamposted April 27, 2013 at 2:30 pm Reply

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

  27. carolee c.posted April 27, 2013 at 2:02 pm Reply

    I’d like to try the Pasta e Ceci!

  28. Robinposted April 27, 2013 at 1:27 pm Reply

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

  29. Chrisposted April 27, 2013 at 2:21 pm Reply

    Wow, you are the giveaway queen this week!

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

    Rating: 5
  30. Kristinposted April 27, 2013 at 12:17 pm Reply

    I want to make the artichoke bruschetta chicken! YUM!