Sunday, November 28

15 Minute Shrimp and Bean Stew

One of the best things I did was buy 1/2 pound bags of different types of beans when I was at the bulk section at Whole Foods sometime toward the end of the summer. I spent a day soaking and cooking all of the beans, and then freezing them on a pan, so I could store them in the freezer to be thrown into a soup or stew at any time. A can of beans can be used in place of the frozen ones that I keep at home. Either way this is a nutritious and delicious Mediterranean-style meal, perfect for chilly autumn evenings

15-Minute Shrimp and Bean Stew

Yields 4 Servings


2 tbsps olive oil
3 cloves garlic, sliced very thin
1 cup diced tomatoes
2 cups water
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 tsp dried thyme, or 3-4 sprigs of fresh
1 C chickpeas
1 C white cannellini beans
1 pound raw shrimp, peeled and deveined (optional: cut shrimp in half)
1 lemon, juiced (~1 T)
salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste


In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil and garlic slices on medium-low heat, until the garlic begins to sizzle. Cook for about 1 minute, being careful not to brown the garlic. Add the tomato sauce, water, pepper flakes, thyme, and beans. Turn up heat to medium-high and simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Stir in the shrimp, and simmer for 3-4 minutes, until the shrimp are cooked. Turn off the heat, add the lemon juice, and season with salt and pepper. Serve hot in bowls with bread.

The shrimp could easily be substituted with langoustines, fish, scallops, or chicken.

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