Paprika Shrimp & Green Bean Saute

January/February 2009, April/May 2005, The EatingWell Healthy in a Hurry Cookbook (2006)

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

"Delicious! After reading the reviews here's what I changed I used 1tsp smoked and1tsp sweet paprika I used 1 clove of shallot and the 1/4 c garlic which I pressed in the garlic press, I used 1/4 cup RWV and 1/4 C chicken stock so it was...
Paprika Shrimp & Green Bean Saute

33 Reviews for Paprika Shrimp & Green Bean Saute

easy and delicious!

The ingredients for this were all relatively inexpensive (buy frozen shrimp to cut costs over fresh), and this dish was extremely simple to make. The paprika and garlic just popped with the shrimp flavor, and the beans complimented each other well. I recommend making it with quinoa instead of brown rice, just tastes better :)

healthy, quick, easy, affordable
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Anonymous wrote 3 years 38 weeks ago

It is true that it needs

It is true that it needs flavor, but it is healthy this way. If you take the added items or flavor you had, it adds calories as well. It is not a diet recipe then.


Recipe calls for way too much vinegar. Even using a good red wine vinegar - one that I enjoy very much and use frequently in recipes - the flavor was overpowering and unpleasant. You couldn't taste the garlic or paprika at all. After tasting it, I wouldn't suggest using more than a tbsp of vinegar at the very most. But I don't believe I'll make this recipe again, it was disappointing.

Perfect meal when you add a few extra ingredients.

I loved ther recipe as a starter but it needed some flavor. I added a half an onion, turmeric and soy sauce to the oil. I added some polish sausage with the shrimp. I used dry navy beans and soaked them over night. I cooked them in butter and salt. I boiled the green beans in olive oil, salt and pepper.

light and healthy
Under $3?

I have yet to make this dish but plan to this evening. My only comment is, in what world is this a $3 meal?

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Anonymous wrote 3 years 11 weeks ago

Under $3 per serving, six

Under $3 per serving, six servings in this meal so you have an $18 budget to go shopping.


This could be a good recipe. I was quick and easy to make. The sauce was pretty good as is, especially if you're after something with subtler flavour, so you can really taste the shrimp and beans.

For me, I thought it was just a bit bland and boring. Next time, I would add a bit of spice (paprika, maybe?), cut back on the butter beans and add in some more veggies like carrots.

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shagratpunc wrote 2 years 38 weeks ago

Uhm... the recipe calls for

Uhm... the recipe calls for paprika. If you feel like you have to add it next time, you weren't following the recipe correctly..

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