Spanish Shrimp and Green Bean Sauté

Spanish Shrimp and Green Bean Sauté

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 12 min
  • Total: 22 min
  • Serving: 6 Servings

Succulent pieces of sautéed garlicky shrimp, along with fresh green beans and large butter beans, make a wonderful light and healthy Spanish-inspired lunch entrée.


  • 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, peeled and deveined
  • 2 16-ounce cans large butter 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. In a medium-sized sauce pan, bring 1-inch of water to boil and then place the beans in a steamer basket over the boiling water; cover and steam for 5 minutes.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large sauté pan over medium-high heat, and sauté the garlic and paprika for about 25 seconds, stirring constantly.
  3. Drop in the shrimp and sauté for about 5 minutes until opaque, and then add in the beans, vinegar and salt. Stir the mixture and cook for an additional 2-1/2 minutes, then remove from heat and stir in 1/4 cup parsley.
  4. Place the green beans on a serving platter and top with the shrimp mixture and then sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup parsley. Serve immediately.

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