Shrimp and White Bean Saute’

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Are you looking for a quick and low-fat shrimp dinner?  I think this one fits the bill!  On busy nights, I can whip up this recipe in about 20 minutes flat.  It’s delicious and only 240 calories per serving.


  •  1 fennel bulb, diced up in small pieces -safe fronds.
  •  1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil, divided
  •  1 lb. large shrimp, peel and deveined
  •  1 large garlic clove, minced
  •  1 can (15 oz.) can cannellini or navy beans, drained
  •  1/4 cup red wine vinegar
  •  4-6 cups fresh spinach (chopped) or 2 cups frozen spinach, (chopped)
  •  1 teaspoon salt
  •  1/2 teaspoon black pepper

How to make it:

  1.  Trim fronds from fennel stalks. Finely chop fronds to measure 1 tablespoon; set aside.
  2.  In a large skillet heat 2 Tablespoons of the oil over medium heat -add fennel and beans, cook 2-3 minutes. Then add spinach.  Season with salt & pepper.
  3. Add shrimp and garlic; cook 3 minutes -covered until shrimp are opaque.  Stir in remaining oil and vinegar and remove from heat completely.
  4.  Serve warm and try with a good Sauvignon Blanc wine.