Guest Blog: Garlic Shrimp and White Beans

I’m so glad that Rebecca from Diva di Cucina responded to my call for guest bloggers. I have had some white beans sitting in my pantry for way too long and have been wondering how to use them in a recipe. Wonder no more. Check out this recipe and make sure you check out Diva di Cucina and its wonderful recipes….

I absolutely love it when I can find a recipe that is not only fabulous but also incredibly quick and easy. Being a working mom those are mandatory criteria for a recipe to make it into our weeknight dinner rotation. This recipe for garlic shrimp and white beans is very simple and yet super flavorful and it only uses one pot making clean up a breeze. Score! I just put the pan right on the kitchen table and let everyone serve it up family style. This rustic recipe goes great with some crusty bread to sop up all the rich tomato sauce and a green salad to balance out the meal. Yum!

Note: If you don’t have a large ovenproof skillet just complete the first 9 steps in a regular skillet and transfer the bean and tomato mixture to an oven safe baking dish and then top with shrimp and finish off under the broiler.


Garlic Shrimp and White Beans

By Diva di Cucina


6 tbsp olive oil, divided

4 tsp garlic, minced and divided

1 tsp chili powder

1/4 tsp crushed red pepper (more if you like is spicy)

1 bay leaf

15 oz can petite-diced tomatoes, drained

salt and pepper

2 tbsp tomato paste

2-15 oz cans white cannellini beans, rinsed and drained

1 c chicken broth

1 lb large shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 tsp paprika

2–3 tbsp flat leaf parsley, chopped


  • Preheat broiler,
  • Heat 2 teaspoons olive oil in a large ovenproof skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Add 2 teaspoons of the garlic, chili powder, crushed red pepper, and bay leaf.
  • Cook stirring constantly for 1–2 minutes making sure not to burn the garlic.
  • Add the tomatoes and season with salt and pepper.
  • Using the backside of the spoon smash up any large chunks of tomatoes and cook until broken down, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the tomato paste and cook stirring constantly until the tomato mixture is a deep red and begins to caramelize, about 5 minutes.
  • Stir in the beans and broth and bring to a steady simmer.
  • Cook down until the liquid has reduced and thickened.
  • In a large bowl combine the shrimp, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, remaining 2 teaspoons of garlic, paprika, and salt and pepper tossing to coat
  • Lay the shrimp over the beans making sure they do not overlap.
  • Place the entire oven safe skillet in the oven under the broiler.
  • Broil until the shrimp are cooked through, about 4–5 minutes.
  • Carefully remove skillet from broiler.
  • Drizzle with dish with the remaining 2 tbsp of olive oil and garnish with the chopped parsley.
  • Enjoy!


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Categories: Guest, Main Dish 2, Recipes, Seafood, vegetable3

Author:The Ranting Chef

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12 Comments on “Guest Blog: Garlic Shrimp and White Beans”

  1. December 19, 2012 at 11:09 am #

    Thanks – this sounds delicious and easy – will definitely try it soon!


  2. December 19, 2012 at 11:15 am #

    Thanks for featuring me as a guest blogger Pat! I hope you and your followers enjoy my recipe!

    Diva di Cucina


  3. My French Heaven
    December 19, 2012 at 12:26 pm #

    This looks absolutely FANTASTIC!! Thanks for sharing this recipe!!!


  4. Vibrant Bean
    December 19, 2012 at 1:49 pm #

    This looks delish!!!! I will definitely try this


  5. Blackbox _cosmetics
    December 19, 2012 at 2:00 pm #

    Yum ! got to try this one


  6. December 19, 2012 at 2:50 pm #

    Great blog! This soup looks so delicious. 🙂


  7. December 19, 2012 at 5:09 pm #

    Looks delish!! I just got some shrimp from the docks, might have to whip this up 🙂


  8. December 19, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

    I’m going to make this tonight!


  9. petit4chocolatier
    December 22, 2012 at 6:22 pm #

    This looks delicious!


  10. Seven Second Rhapsody
    December 29, 2012 at 1:23 pm #

    This looks really good! I’ve been thinking of white beans as a side dish for awhile, but this looks great as a full meal on its own. Love the idea of it with shrimp and the recipe looks delicious!


  11. January 1, 2013 at 4:15 pm #

    I made this last night as a part of a New Year’s Eve celebration, and it was a big hit. I followed the recipe exactly, and would not change a thing. I served six small portions as a part of a much larger meal, and everyone loved it.



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