I have no words to explain this dish. I actually moaned "Mmmmmmm's" the entire time I ate. Actually, I have no shame... I inhaled. You too will adore this lovely smokey, tomato-y shrimp and bean dish. It's a perfect Sunday dinner.
We served it alongside roasted Parmesan fennel. It was just.... well, perfect :)
6 tablespoons olive oil, divided
3 garlic cloves, minced, divided
2 dried chiles de árbol
1 bay leaf, preferably fresh
1 1/4 cups chopped tomato (about 8 ounces)
Kosher salt, freshly ground pepper
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 15-ounce cans white beans (such as cannellini), rinsed, drained
1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
1 pound medium shrimp, peeled, deveined
1 teaspoon smoked paprika
pinch of chili flakes2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
Grilled bread (optional)
- Preheat broiler. Heat 2 Tbsp. oil in a large, heavy, ovenproof skillet over medium heat. Add 1 garlic clove, chiles, and bay leaf and cook, stirring constantly, just until fragrant, 1–2 minutes (do not allow garlic to burn). Add tomato; season with salt and pepper. Cook, stirring and smashing tomato with the back of a wooden spoon, until tomato is completely broken down, about 5 minutes.
- Add tomato paste and cook, stirring constantly, until paste is deep red and caramelized, 3–4 minutes. Stir in beans and broth. Bring to a brisk simmer and cook until juices are slightly reduced and thickened, 3–4 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper and chili flakes.
- Combine remaining 2 garlic cloves, 2 Tbsp. oil, shrimp, and paprika in a medium bowl; season with salt and pepper and toss to evenly coat shrimp. Scatter shrimp over beans in an even layer. (You can do this step ahead and let them marinate for a bit while you're cooking the ingredients in step 1).
- Broil until shrimp are golden and cooked through, about 3 minutes. Drizzle remaining 2 Tbsp. oil over shrimp and beans; garnish with parsley.
5 servings, 1 serving contains:
Calories (kcal) 530
Fat (g) 25
Saturated Fat (g) 3.5
Cholesterol (mg) 175
Carbohydrates (g) 40
Dietary Fiber (g) 10
Total Sugars (g) 4
Protein (g) 36
Sodium (mg) 540
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