Culinary Collection

Scallops and Sun-Dried Tomato Piccata Gnocchi

with grape tomatoes and Parmesan

Prep & Cook Time: 35-45 min.

Cook Within: 3 days

Difficulty Level: Easy

Spice Level: Not Spicy

Contains: Milk, Wheat

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Sweet, salty, and tiny, capers pack a punch above their weight class and bring the “piccata” to the meals they manage to populate. But they aren't the only small, round wonders in this dish. Scallops, slightly sweet, marvelously delicious are tender, toothsome, and amazing, but the real star is the rich gnocchi, softly bringing intense flavor and warmth to this meal. All these small ingredients build to something larger; a midweek meal that tastes like it came out of a five-star restaurant.

In Your Box (serves 2)

  • Info
    12 oz. Par-Cooked Gnocchi
  • 8 oz. Scallops
  • 1 Lemon
  • 4 oz. Grape Tomatoes
  • Info
    2 oz. Light Cream Cheese
  • Info
    2 Tbsp. Sun-Dried Tomato Pesto
  • Info
    ½ oz. Grated Parmesan
  • 2 tsp. Mirepoix Broth Concentrate
  • ¼ oz. Capers
  • ¼ oz. Parsley

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Recipe Steps

You Will Need

  • Olive Oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 Large Non-Stick Pan

Before You Cook

Cooking Guidelines

To ensure food safety, the FDA recommends the following as minimum internal cooking temperatures:

  • Steak and Pork 145° F (rest cooked meat, 3 minutes) |
  • Seafood 145° F |
  • Chicken 165° F |
  • Ground Beef 160° F |
  • Ground Turkey 165° F |
  • Ground Pork 160° F

Customize It Instructions

  • If using 16 oz. scallops, follow same instructions, working in batches if necessary.

  • If using shrimp, pat dry and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Follow same instruction as scallops in Step 3, cooking undisturbed until seared on one side, 2-3 minutes. Flip, and cook until shrimp reaches minimum internal temperature, 1-2 minutes.

  • If using chicken breasts, pat dry and cut into 1" dice. Season with 1/4 tsp. salt and a pinch of pepper Follow same instruction as scallops in Step 3, stirring occasionally until chicken reaches minimum internal temperature, 5-7 minutes.

  1. 1

    Prepare the Ingredients

    Coarsely chop parsley (no need to stem).

    Halve tomatoes.

    Halve lemon. Juice one half and cut other half into wedges.

    Pat scallops dry.

  2. 2

    Cook the Gnocchi

    Place a large non-stick pan over medium heat and add 1 Tbsp. olive oil.

    Add gnocchi to hot pan and stir often until lightly browned, 6-8 minutes.

    Transfer gnocchi to a plate. Reserve pan; no need to wipe clean.

  3. 3

    Cook the Scallops

    Return pan used to cook gnocchi to medium-high heat and add 1 tsp. olive oil.

    Add scallops to hot pan. Cook until scallops reach a minimum internal temperature of 145 degrees, 2-3 minutes per side.

    Remove scallops to a plate and tent with foil. Keep pan over medium-high heat.

  4. 4

    Make the Sauce

    Add capers and tomatoes to hot pan. Stir occasionally, breaking up tomatoes, 2 minutes.

    Add 1/2 cup water, mirepoix base, cream cheese, and pesto. Bring to a simmer. Once simmering, stir vigorously or whisk until sauce is smooth and creamy, 2-3 minutes.

    Stir in 11/2 tsp. lemon juice, parsley, and a pinch of salt and pepper. Remove from burner. Add gnocchi and stir to combine.

  5. 5

    Finish the Dish

    Plate dish as pictured on front of card, garnishing with Parmesan. Squeeze lemon wedges over meal to taste. Bon appétit!

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