Thursday, November 29, 2012

White Bean and Shrimp Stew

Until several years ago, white beans and shrimp is not a combination I ever thought about.  However, it is a great combo.

Started with this food network recipe.

And modified it a little.

2 cans white beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 can veg broth
1 can diced tomatoes, drained (but not rinsed)
2 tbs italian seasoning
olive oil
6 cloves garlic, chopped
1 celery stack, fine dice
1 sm onion, fine dice
1 lb raw shrimp, thawed, pealed

Saute celery and onions in some olive oil
after they are cooked down, add 2 tbs garlic and italian seasoning.  Cook two minutes
Add tomatoes and beans.  Cook as long as want - 10 minutes, 1 hour.  Salt and pepper to taste.

While that is going, mix shrimp with the rest of the garlic and at least 2 tbs of oil,  Let sit for at least 10 minutes.  30 is fine.

Cook shrimp in hot pan.  When done (3-5 minutes), put in bowl, hit with some lemon and hold till your ready to eat.  Try one, add salt and pepper to taste.

When you are ready to eat, mix the shrimp with the beans, hit with some more lemon.  The heat of the beans will bring the shrimp back to temp.

Serve with a nice Italian or Spanish wine - a salad would be great to.

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