easy authentic lemon basil gemelli with shrimp pasta recipe

Recipe: Citrus Symphony - Lemon Basil Gemelli with Shrimp

June 02, 2023

Transport your taste buds to the sunny shores of Italy with our Lemon Basil Gemelli with Shrimp recipe. This vibrant and refreshing dish showcases the delicate flavors of lemon and basil combined with succulent shrimp and our signature lemon basil gemelli pasta. With each bite, you'll experience a burst of tangy citrus, fragrant herbs, and tender seafood, all perfectly complemented by the unique twist of our gemelli pasta. This recipe is a harmonious symphony of flavors and textures that will transport you to the enchanting coastal regions of Italy. Get ready to savor the freshness of the Mediterranean in every mouthwatering forkful.


  • 8 oz lemon basil gemelli from Sarakku
  • 1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • Zest of 1 lemon
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for serving



  1. Cook the lemon basil gemelli from our store in salted boiling water until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook until fragrant.
  3. Add the shrimp to the skillet and cook until pink and cooked through.
  4. Stir in the lemon zest, lemon juice, and chopped basil leaves. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  5. Add the cooked lemon basil gemelli to the skillet and toss to coat the pasta with the shrimp and sauce.
  6. Serve the Lemon Basil Gemelli with Shrimp hot. Sprinkle with grated Parmesan cheese before serving.


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Linguine with Marinara and Meatballs

Fettuccine Bolognese

Spaghetti Aglio e Olio

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