Monday 24 August 2020


This dish is proper indulgence on a plate. 

Fresh white crab meat, juicy king prawns and plump potato gnocchi in a creamy white wine sauce, finished off with a good helping of parmesan, all topped offwith a sprinkle of parsley. 

Yes, it tastes as good as it sounds and surprisingly takes less than half an hour to prep and plate up. A perfect Friday night dinner party dish that will leave everyone wowed without stressing you out in the making and leaving your kitchen in a state of chaos. 

A must try for any seafood lovers and a new favourite of mine, sure to be added to the regular repertoire! 

FYI: I got my crab from a fab proper East-end fishmonger on Essex Road, Steve Hatt, but Waitrose also does a good white crab, not cheap at £5.99 per 100g pot, but hey a fillet steak would cost a hell of a lot more and here the crab really elevates the dish to the next level!

Serves 3


  • 600g gnocchi
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1½ c. white wine
  • 1¾ c. heavy cream
  • ½ lemon
  • 2 c. Parmesan 
  • 250g king prawns, cooked
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 300g white crab meat
  • parsley for garnish

  • Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. 
  • Once the water is boiling, add the Gnocchi to the pot and allow to cook for 3-5 minutes. 
  • Once all the gnocchi has floated to the top of the pot, remove the gnocchi with a slotted spoon and turn to a large bowl and cover with a paper towel.
  • To make the sauce, melt the tablespoons of butter on medium heat in a deep and large shallow pan. 
  • Once the butter has melted, add the chopped shallot and cook for 3-5 minutes until the shallots become translucent. 
  • Add the minced garlic and cook the garlic for about 2 minutes until it becomes fragrant.
  • Add 1 cup of white wine to the garlic and shallots and allow to simmer until reduced by half. 
  • Add the other half of the wine and simmer for 2 minutes and add the heavy cream. 
  • Allow the cream to simmer for 3-5 minutes. 
  • Add the parmesan, squeeze in the half a lemon, and stir. 
  • Turn the sauce down to simmer while occasionally stirring so the milk and cheese don't stick.
  • In the shallow pan with the sauce, add the gnocchi, crab meat, and cooked shrimp and simmer together for 5-7 minutes. 
  • Serve and garnish with parsley.

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