Shrimp and Tomatoes with White Beans and Spinach

photo 4 (14) photo (65)photo 5 (15)photo 1 (30)Today I am posting a recipe that is very close to one I have already posted titled “Tuscan Shrimp with White Beans” it has a few differences and they’re both excellent. Just wanted to let you all know what I did this time. I served as is and the beans are a delicious alternative to pasta. The beans and spinach make it healthy and hearty. Enjoy!

Ingredients:

2 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

app. 2 cups baby spinach ( or arugula)

3 cloves garlic , chopped

1 28 oz. can diced tomatoes

1 15 oz. can cannellini beans, drained and rinsed

1/2 cup dry white wine, I used Pinot Grigio because that’s what I had on hand and open already ( sauvignon blanc would be fine as well)

1 1/2 lbs. large shrimp, peeled and deveined. Ask your local fish store to do this for you.

1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper ( if you like a little kick, if not you can omit)

1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

1 tsp. kosher salt, to taste

Directions:

Wash spinach and dry. Chop up garlic cloves. Peel and devein the shrimp if not done.

I used a large sauté pan for this but any large pot will do. Place pot on stove and turn the heat to medium. Pour 2 Tablespoons olive oil and heat it up till it gets shimmery looking, about 2 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant ( very quickly for about 1/2 minute) Don’t burn the garlic!!! Add the can of tomatoes and cook for a few minutes. Pour in the wine and bring to a low boil. Once it starts to boil add the shrimp and cook, turning with tongs till shrimp is done , you may have to cut into one after 5 minutes depending on the size of your shrimp will start to curl up, and get opaque inside. Don’t over cook ! You can always put shrimp back if undercooked but no one likes rubbery shrimp. The shrimp will continue to cook during next step , so don’t worry.

Stir in the beans, spinach, red and black pepper and cook, stirring often till the beans are heated through and spinach wilts, about 3 – 5 minutes more. Season with salt to taste, I used about 3/4 of a teaspoon of kosher salt, it depends on your taste.

One response to “Shrimp and Tomatoes with White Beans and Spinach

  1. Reblogged this on Cooking with Candi and commented:

    This is a delicious nutritious shrimp dish . You can make it with spinach, arugula or kale. Easy to prepare and not a lot of ingredients. Happy Memorial Day ! Enjoy the weekend.

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