Shrimp & Sauteed Cannellini Beans

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

I love the simplicity of this dish, let's face it, nothing is more simple than beans. But simple can also be elegant and filled with flavor, that's what this dish is. The combination of cannellini beans and shrimp is perfect. Take a look:

Recipe adapted from Food&Wine Cookbook

1 pound shrimp, shelled
1 small onion, diced very small
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 (15 oz.) cans cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/4 seafood seasoning
A handful of parsley, chopped
Salt and pepper

1. In a bowl, combine 1/4 cup of olive oil, lemon juice, 1/2 of the minced garlic, seafood seasoning, salt and pepper. Add the shrimp and toss really well. Set aside.
2. In a large skillet, heat the remaining olive oil over medium/high heat. Add the remaining garlic and onions, sauté until translucent. Add the beans, season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle the chopped parsley and mix it well. Remove from heat.
3. Thread the marinated shrimp onto skewers. Grill or broil the shrimp, turning once, until just done, about 5 minutes. Serve the shrimp over the beans. Enjoy!

*tip*: if you use bamboo skewers, soak them in water for ten minutes before using them so that they don't burn up.


Michelle said...

Stopping in from Freedom Fridays. My family and I love shrimp. This looks so good! I've pinned and shared on google+
Michelle @Ms. enPlace

Maria said...

This looks absolutely delicious! Thank you for sharing!

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