The Cannellini Bean Marries the Pink Shrimp - Longmeadow Farm

READY IN: 45mins




  • Place shrimp in marinade mixture, let sit for 10 minutes at least, or as long as an hour. 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 tablespoon of 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.
  • In the same large skillet fry the pancetta until some of the fat is rendered. Remove pancetta, set aside. Add olive oil measuring up to 1 tablespoon in pan adding onion, cooking for 3 minutes, until translucent. Add garlic clove and cook for 20 seconds on medium heat.
  • Add seasoning ingredients, including pancetta.
  • 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 5 minutes, (the tomatoes will be warmed, the basil and seasonings will be married together).
  • 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/tomato mixture (you use as much as you want.
  • Some people just take the shrimp out of the tomato mixture and sit them proudly on top of the beans, or some people like to float the beans, shrimp, and tomato mixture in a bowl.
  • You decide, but devour piping hot!
  • Oh yes, and let those dogs inside, they will be wanting to lick your plate clean.