Cellentani With Shrimp, Chickpeas, And Cherry Tomatoes

  • Yield : 24
  • Servings : 24
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Chickpeas and Shrimp add Spanish flavor influences to this seafood pasta.
Presented at the 2012 Flavor Summit.


  • as needed pepper
  • 8 cups dried chickpeas
  • 4 lbs. Barilla Cellentani
  • as needed salt
  • 2 cups extra-virgin olive oil, very high quality
  • 4 minced garlic cloves
  • 4 lbs. cleaned, halved large shrimp
  • 4 pts. halved cherry tomatoes
  • 32 chiffonade fresh basil leaves


Step 1

Soak the chickpeas in water for 24 hours. Drain and cook in fresh water until soft. Add salt to taste when the chickpeas are almost finished cooking. Let cool and refrigerate in the cooking liquid.

Step 2

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 3

For each serving, to order: In a skillet, warm about 1 Tbsp. oil and saute a pinch of garlic until slightly yellow. Add 2 2/3 oz. shrimp and brown well. Add 1/3 cup tomatoes and saute for 1 minute. Add 1 cup drained chickpeas and saute to warm through. Season with salt and pepper.

Step 4

Reheat 1 1/3 cups pasta in simmering water. Drain and add to the shrimp with 1 cup pasta water. Bring to a simmer. Cook until the sauce is creamy. Plate and garnish with basil and 2 tsp. olive oil.

Recipe Type: Tags: , ,
Chef Recommended Cuts
  • Cellentani / Cavatappi
  • Fiori
  • Medium Shells

Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 1
Servings Per Container 24

Amount Per Serving
Calories 434
Calories from Fat 126
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g
Saturated Fat 3g
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 6mg
Sodium 371mg
Total Carbohydrate 64g
Dietary Fiber 11g
Sugars 5g
Protein 15g

Vitamin A 13%
Vitamin C 109%
Calcium 11%
Iron 18%
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.