Shrimp and Asparagus with White Bean Puree
Celebrate spring with this amazing recipe for lemony-garlic shrimp and asparagus over white bean puree that may just find you licking the plate.
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Cook Time: 15 mins
- Total Time: 30 mins
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- 3–4 cups cooked white beans (or about 2 cans)
- 4 Tb. lemon juice, divided
- 2 cloves garlic, minced and divided
- 1 tsp. kosher salt, divided
- 1/2 tsp. pepper
- pinch of red pepper flakes, optional
- 1/2 c. water
- 4 Tb. extra virgin olive oil, divided
- 2 Tb. chopped fresh parsley
- 1 Tb. butter
- 1 onion, cut in half then sliced thinly
- 1 lb. asparagus, trimmed and cut in 3 to 4 inch pieces*
- 1 lb. shrimp, peeled and deveined**
- Beans: Place the beans, 1 Tb. lemon juice, 1/2 tsp.each salt and pepper, 1 clove of the minced garlic, an optional red pepper flakes in a medium saucepan. Add 1/2 cup water and bring to a boil. Reduce heat and puree with a handheld immersion blender (if using a regular blender or food processor, return beans to pan after pureeing). Keep warm over lowest heat.
- Dressing: Combine the remaining minced garlic clove and 3 Tb. lemon juice along with 1/2 tsp. salt, parsley, and 3 Tb. olive oil in a small glass measuring cup, whisking to emulsify. Set aside.
- Vegetables & Shrimp: Saute onions in 1 Tb. butter and 1 Tb. olive oil for 3-5 minutes over medium heat. Stir in asparagus, cover and cook for about 3-4 minutes just until crisp-tender. Add shrimp and cook until they turn pink, 1-2 minutes (pre-cooked shrimp only needs to be heated through).
- To serve: Place a quarter of the beans on each of four serving plates and divide the asparagus-shrimp mixture evenly. Pour the dressing over the top of each and serve immediately.
*Other seasonal vegetable options: snow peas in June, green beans in summer, sweet peppers in fall (or your favorite).
**This also is wonderful with scallops. Cook just the same as shrimp.
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Note: this recipe was originally published in 2010 and has been updated with all new photos, formatting and printable recipe. Enjoy!
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