Panera Breads- Gemelli Primavera with Shrimp Recipe
How to Make Gemelli Primavera with Shrimp
Prep Time Icon prep time: 15 mins
Cook Time Icon cook time: 15 mins
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
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add pasta and cook until tender yet chewy, 6 to 8 minutes.
Meanwhile, heat 1 tablespoon of oil in large, deep skillet over medium heat. Add asparagus, peas, scallions, and garlic, and cook 1 minute.
Season shrimp with salt and pepper and add to pan along with lemon zest and juice. Cook until bright pink, 2 minutes.
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.
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.