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Cheesy Tomato Shrimp Spinach Before Cooking Recipe

Cheesy Tomato Beans with Spinach and Roasted Shrimp

Martine Bertin-Peterson
This dish is one that I adapted from a recent (January 2022) Bon Appétit magazine recipe. This version added the shrimp and substituted spinach for the broccoli rabe... Enjoy!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 Servings


  • 4 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2 tsp Anchovy paste or 4 oil-packed anchovies
  • 2 tbsp Double-concentrated Tomato Paste
  • 1/2 tsp Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
  • 8 oz Spinach washed & dried
  • Kosher Salt and Freshly Ground Pepper
  • 1 14 oz (can) Whole Marzano Tomatoes broken into pieces, liquid reserved
  • 2 15 oz (cans) Cannellini Beans rinsed
  • 16-20 Large Raw Shrimp peeled
  • 1 cup Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • Grated Parmesan for serving
  • Crusty Italian or French baguette for dipping


  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Toss shrimp in 1 tablespoon olive oil to coat and roast in preheated oven for 5-6 minutes or until almost cooked through. Set aside.
  • In a large oven-proof skillet ( I use a cast-iron skillet), cook garlic in 2 tablespoons olive oil over medium heat until lightly browned 2-3 minutes— stir frequently and lower heat to ensure the garlic doesn’t burn. Add anchovy paste (or anchovies), tomato paste, red pepper flakes. Cook, stirring until tomato paste darkens, about 2-3 minutes.
  • Add the tomatoes you have broken into pieces and continue to cook until liquid is absorbed about 8-10 minutes.
  • Add the rinsed and drained cannellini beans, the spinach and the reserved tomato liquid, salt & pepper to taste and simmer until heated through and the flavours have melded. ( Add 1/4 cup water if the mixture looks too dry).
  • Preheat broiler to high.
  • Arrange roasted shrimp on top of bean mixture scatter mozzarella cheese over the top. Broil until cheese is melted, bubbling and browned in spots, about 2 minutes (watch closely to ensure the cheese does not burn).
  • Serve immediately- right from the skillet, with Parmesan cheese for sprinkling and crusty bread for dipping.
Keyword Cheese, Shrimp, Tomatoes
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