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Paprika Shrimp & Green Bean Saute

From: EatingWell

Green beans add snap and color to the garlicky shrimp and butter beans in this Spanish-inspired saute. Slightly pricier prepeeled shrimp are worth it, given the amount of time they save on a harried weeknight. Serve with quinoa or brown rice.

Servings: 6 servings
Prep: 30 mins
Total: 30 mins
Rated : 
 by 3 people
4 cups  green beans, trimmed (about 12 ounces)
3 tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 cup  minced garlic
2 teaspoons  paprika
1 pound  raw shrimp, (21-25 per pound; see Note), peeled and deveined
2 16-ounce cans  large butter beans, or cannellini beans, rinsed
1/4 cup  sherry vinegar, or red-wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon  salt
1/2 cup  chopped fresh parsley, divided
  Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1. Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large saucepan. Put green beans in a steamer basket, place in the pan, cover and steam until tender-crisp, 4 to 6 minutes.
2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and paprika and cook, stirring constantly, until just fragrant but not browned, about 20 seconds. Add shrimp and cook until pink and opaque, about 2 minutes per side. Stir in beans, vinegar and salt; cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through, about 2 minutes. Stir in 1/4 cup parsley.
3. Divide the green beans among 6 plates. Top with the shrimp mixture. Sprinkle with pepper and the remaining 1/4 cup parsley.
Note: Shrimp is usually sold by the number needed to make one pound. For example, "21-25 count" means there will be 21 to 25 shrimp in a pound. Size names, such as "large" or "extra large," are not standardized. In recipes calling for a specific count, order by the count (or number) per pound to be sure you're getting the size you want.
To peel shrimp, grasp the legs and hold onto the tail while you twist off the shell. Save the shells to make a tasty stock: Simmer, in enough water to cover, for 10 minutes, then strain. The "vein" running along a shrimp's back (technically the dorsal surface, opposite the legs) under a thin layer of flesh is really its digestive tract.
To devein shrimp, use a paring knife to make a slit along the length of the shrimp. Under running water, remove the tract with the knife tip.
Nutrition Facts
Calories 245, Total Fat 8 g, Saturated Fat 1 g, Monounsaturated Fat 6 g, Cholesterol 115 mg, Sodium 596 mg, Carbohydrate 26 g, Fiber 8 g, Protein 23 g, Potassium 855 mg. Daily Values: Vitamin A 20%, Vitamin C 30%, Iron 25%. Exchanges: Starch 1, Vegetable 1, Lean Meat 3, Fat 1.
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Chevy wrote:

This was fantastic, Red Lobster quality. I actually added half as much beans, and it tasted even better!

7/23/2010 12:29:10 PM Report Abuse
kearbach wrote:

delicious! making this again!

7/21/2010 05:35:21 PM Report Abuse

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