Tuscan Shrimp with White Beans

Total Time:
25 min
20 min
5 min

4 servings

  • 3 cups canned Cannelloni white beans
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 16 large shrimp, peeled (tail left on) and deveined
  • 4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 1 small serrano chile, thinly sliced or 1/2 teaspoon chili flakes
  • 1 cup peeled, seeded and diced fresh tomato, canned or fresh
  • 1 cup whole basil leaves
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons Italian flat-leaf parsley, chopped
  • Best-quality extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling

Drain the beans over a bowl and reserve the liquid. Put the white beans in a large skillet with just enough of their liquid to moisten them. Add 2 tablespoons of the olive oil and bring the beans to a low simmer. Keep them warm while you prepare the shrimp.

Heat 1/4 cup oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the shrimp, season with salt and cook for about 1 minute, tossing frequently. Remove the shrimp with tongs to a bowl. Add the garlic to the pan and saute until the garlic browns. Add the serrano chile or chili flakes and cook for 1 minute. Add the tomato and basil and stir briefly, then add the lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Cook for about 1 minute, and then stir in the shrimp. Toss well and cook briefly to reheat the shrimp. Remove the shrimp mixture to a plate and sprinkle with parsley.

Spoon the white beans on a platter or individual plates. Drizzle them with the best olive oil you have, and then top with the shrimp. Serve warm.

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    really really good, served it with his grilled avocado tomato salad
    Excellent dish! It's become a regular in our family meal rotation. Try it and you won't be disappointed.
    Michael does it again! I fried the basil leaves like he did when recipe aired on his show, just an all around delicious dish!
    Great, hearty, delicious, even the teenage son loves it! We make it often and love it! I am always looking for terrific shrimp recipes and this was is perfect.
    excellent flavor and so easy to make.
    Stupendous!! So quick, so simple, soooo good! Made this for a birthday dinner and all wanted the recipe.
    I really didn't think this was all that until I had my first bite and "Oh My Gosh" it was fabulous! My hubby said he really thought it was going to be a huge miss because of the white beans and he was very impressed. It will be on my regular rotation. Super easy.
    Excellent flavor. Not to mention a very healthy dish!
    oh my gosh...this recipe is FANTASTIC! I'm a huge fan of Michael Chiarello and I think this could be my favorite! Like some others said, I wouldn't change a thing!
    Easy to prepare, delicious and healthy. Wouldn't change a thing.
    I sear shrimp then add Serrano or red pepper flakes and garlic, then add all other ingredients to same pan. Fantastic! Also used dried basil once and was still great. This is on our menu often!
    This is one of our favorite shrimp dishes ever! We look for occasions to make it, or just because we feel like.
     Awesome! I wish your show was on more often.
    I watched yoru show on Food Network to find different ways to cook shrimp other than scampi so I decided to try yours out. Only thing I did different was used red pepper flakes instead of serrano chile. Don't like my food to spicy and I added a rib eyed steak on the side and used colossal shrimp. The dish came out realy great. Next time I will add some white wine with the tomatoes but other than that, it was well worth the effort.
     In the south we always have some kind of seafood on the Christmas eve buffet. This year instead of doing a buffet I decided to do this dish on its own for our Christmas eve supper. When I served it to my family they ate it like it was literally their last meal. I had no leftovers at all! I eliminated the serrano chile from the version I prepared as my parents are not ones to eat spicy food. The freshness of the dish is really amazing and I thank you for giving us a new family tradition for preparing Christmas eve supper!
     Paula F.
     Houston, Texas
    Made as a side dish and omitted the shrimp. Used canned whole tomatoes that I smashed in my hands. Threw the basil in whole. This recipe is so delicious and easy! Got rave reviews at Christmas Eve dinner.....
    micheal is one of the most amazing chefs on the food network.
     he continually sets forth the highest level of the most creative recipes, to bring to not only novice cook,s but to us seasoned chef,s
     i never miss watching his series on tv, and continually use thesae recipes to bring to my food customers, the compliments and rave,s from them are over whelming and yes i offend give credit to micheal and tell my partron,s where to go for the recipes,
     keep up your traditions from your family and keep on creating these wonderful food,s to share
    Delicious treatment of meat. Ciabatta or Focaccio with nice spred ...mixed with the meat...great! Want to add...try nice saute of butter, mushrooms and roasted garlic. We ran out of the beans so we checked the freezer. We repeated everything but used Edamame. Thanks Michael. It's as if we were sitting at your place in wine country.
    This is a great recipe, very easy and only a few ingredients! We have eaten this for dinner many many times since I first made it. Love it!
    This tastes like you spent a lot of time, but we threw it together on a busy week night. I will be keepng everything to make this on hand in case of increment weather. I also added white wine a spoonful of sourcream and scalloins. This guy does great stuff!!

     Great recipe, Michael !!! I added scallions and white wine instead of the bean water. Just as great. Temperature here was 90+ F and the recipe was perfect for the day.......
    This recipe was amazing my entire family enjoyed it. I didnt have Cannelloni Beans so I used canned northern and navy beans. And it still was amazing. Good job with this one. A nice change and amazingly easy to make and typical stuff you have in your pantry. This one is a keeper
    What a quick meal with sure a rich taste in such little time!!!!!!!! Can't wait to make it again but this time we shall the loaf of bread and a bottle of wine and a few good friends. Ciao
    Who knew something so easy could be so delicous. Can't wait to impress my boyfriend !
    This recipe is a real find. It's easy to make, so it's become a weekday staple in our house. I like it with a bit of extra heat so I add more hot peppers. Serve with crusty bread. You will love it.
    I made this as a starter for an italian dinner party. It wasn't difficult to make and it turned out wonderful. The presentation is very pretty and it tastes even better. Everybody loved it!
    I used dried imported beans. It was a delicious dish, and made a lovely presentation. Delicious and easy. I will try with the canned beans. Barbara
    This was easy and very delicious. I would cut the serrano chile in half if you'd prefer to taste the garlic and shrimp. It was a little much. I can't wait to make it again, without the chile! =)
    So easy and delicious. I usually cut back on the olive oil for a very light and flavorful meal. A great alternative to shrimp over pasta. Much better for you.
    we have made this recipe several times, it is a great company dish.
    Michael's recepie is outstanding. It was very easy to duplicate at home and the colors, flavors & aroma were to kill. My boyfried told me that this was some serious delicious cooking and he is European and been to Tuscany at least 25 times. THIS RECEPIE IS A WINNER! Must try and get ready for the compliments.
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