Gemelli Primavera with Shrimp

Gemelli Primavera with Shrimp

  • Prep Time Icon prep time: 15 mins 
  • Cook Time Icon cook time: 15 mins 
  • Prep Time Icon prep time: 15 mins 
  • Cook Time Icon cook time: 15 mins 

Gemelli Primavera with Shrimp

  • Prep : 15 mins
  • Cooking : 15 mins
  • Serves : 4

Ingredients

Serves 4
  • 12 ounces dried gemelli
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 ounces thin asparagus spears, cut into 1-inch lengths on a diagonal
  • 3/4 cup fresh or frozen peas
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced on a diagonal
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, thawed if frozen
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, plus extra for garnish
  • 4 ounces grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 1/3 cup pitted green olives, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 loaf Panera Bread Three Cheese Bread, sliced and toasted
  • 12 ounces dried gemelli
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 8 ounces thin asparagus spears, cut into 1-inch lengths on a diagonal
  • 3/4 cup fresh or frozen peas
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced on a diagonal
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined, thawed if frozen
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, plus extra for garnish
  • 4 ounces grape tomatoes, halved lengthwise
  • 1/3 cup pitted green olives, coarsely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
  • 1/2 loaf Panera Bread Three Cheese Bread, sliced and toasted

Directions

Step 1.

Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until tender yet chewy, 6 to 8 minutes.

Step 2.

Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in large, deep skillet over medium heat. Add asparagus, peas, scallions, and garlic, and cook 1 minute.

Step 3.

Season shrimp with salt and pepper and add to pan along with lemon zest and juice. Cook until bright pink, 2 minutes.

Step 4.

Drain pasta, reserving 3/4 cup pasta water. Add pasta and pasta water to pan along with Parmesan, stirring until creamy. Stir in tomatoes, olives, and 2 tablespoons of basil.

Step 5.

Divide among plates and garnish with remaining 2 tablespoons basil and Parmesan. Serve with toasted Panera Bread Three Cheese Bread.

Tip: Gemelli is a twisted short pasta, but you can use any short, shaped pasta for this dish. Try cavatappi, cut fusilli, or penne instead.

Nutrition (Per Serving)

  • 814 calCalories
  • 46 gProtein
  • 97 gCarbohydrates
  • 27 gFat
  • 185 mgCholesterol
  • 1020 mgSodium
  • 7 gDietary Fiber