Gemelli with Shrimp, Artichokes, and Fresh Italian Parsley

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Artichokes and shrimp give this quick recipe a decidedly Mediterranean profile. Add other regional ingredients like black olives, oregano, or fresh tomatoes to vary the recipe.


Step 1

Cook the Barilla® pasta for half the time indicated on the package. Drain pasta and drizzle with some olive oil to prevent from sticking. Place pasta flat on sheet trays or hotel pans and cool in a blast chiller. Alternatively, cool it down in a walk-in cooler. Store in zip lock bags or sealed plastic container; refrigerate and use within several hours.

Step 2

In a large pan, heat the oil and saute the garlic for 1 minute. Add the artichokes and cover. Steam for 5 minutes. Uncover, season with salt, and increase heat to high. Cook until caramelized and the liquid is gone. Remove and cool.

Step 3

For each serving, to order: Reheat some artichoke pieces with oil, then add 1 1/2 oz. shrimp and cook just until pink. Reheat 1 cup pasta in simmering water. Drain and add it to the shrimp; season with salt and pepper and toss. Plate and garnish with parsley.


  • 3 lb. Barilla Gemelli
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 2 1/4 lb. artichokes, cleaned and quartered
  • 2 1/4 lb. medium shrimp, cleaned and deveined
  • Salt and pepper
  • 3 Tbsp. chopped parsley
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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container serving

Amount Per Serving
Calories 271
Calories from Fat 36
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g
Saturated Fat 0g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 54mg
Sodium 280mg
Total Carbohydrate 47g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 1g
Protein 14g

Vitamin A 2%
Vitamin C 10%
Calcium 4%
Iron 14%
Allergy Information:
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Please note: for the purpose of the nutritional assessment, total sodium does not include salt added to the cooking water. When salt is listed "as needed" in the ingredient list, 1 tsp total is included in the analysis.