Friday, July 17, 2009

Spicy Roasted Green Beans and Shrimp

Spicy Roasted Green Beans and Shrimp

Despite my recent postings of decadent treats, I actually have been eating some healthy things in between. This recipe is fairly quick so even if it is super hot, you can turn on your oven quickly to make this dish and hopefully your space will have cooled down enough by the time you're done eating. I love the flavor of roasted vegetables and green beans combined with these spices is a real winner. If you're sensitive to heat, just use a little bit less of the Aleppo or cayenne, but don't skip it completely because it adds a nice depth. The lemon adds a burst of freshness. This is a great recipe to have on hand if you're looking for a great dinner and the leftovers hold up well for lunch the next day.

Spicy Roasted Green Beans and Shrimp
(As found on Kalyn's Kitchen)

Makes 2 servings

For the beans:
1 pound green beans trimmed and cut into bite-sized pieces
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1/8 teaspoon Aleppo Pepper (cayenne or red pepper flakes also work)

For the shrimp:
3/4 pound medium-large raw shrimp
1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
Zest from one lemon (save the lemon and cut into fourths)
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Trim beans and cut into bite sized pieces. Put beans in a bowl and toss with olive oil, coriander, cumin, salt, black pepper, and Aleppo pepper.

Peel shrimp and place in another bowl with olive oil, lemon zest, salt, and black pepper.

Spray roasting pan with olive oil or non-stick spray, then arrange beans on pan in a single layer. Roast beans 10 minutes, stirring once about half-way through. After 10 minutes, arrange shrimp on top of beans and roast 5-8 minutes more, until shrimp are done but still tender and juicy.

Squeeze the four lemon quarters over the shrimp and beans and serve immediately.

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Diana said...

I've never heard of aleppo before! Definitely heard of green beans though. ;) I adore them roasted - even if it does make my apartment a little toasty!

Deborah said...

It sounds and looks delicious!

Erica said...

mmmmmmmm this looks like my ideal dinner

Faith said...

This dish looks delicious! I love the almost-nutty flavor that green beans get when they're roasted!

Reeni said...

This looks so light and delicious! Roasted green beans sound so good!

Belle | Muse in the Kitchen said...

This looks delicious! I love shrimp and I love green beans, so it's the perfect combination for me. We always tend to stir fry green beans - I imagine roasting must really bring out their flavor. We'll have to give this one a try, definitely.

Simones Kitchen said...

Lovely flavour combination. I am quite into healthy stuff these days so this is definitely something worth trying!

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Elizabeth said...

I love the simplicity of this dish - it looks delicious!

Alicia Foodycat said...

I really like the idea of roasted spicy green beans! Yum!c

Cathy said...

Roasted green beans are the best! What a great light meal.

Mary Bergfeld said...

I really like the simplicity of this dish and roasting adds another layer of flavor. Thanks for posting this. it looks delicious.

Lauren said...

Found you on Tastespotting. :) That looks so easy and yummy! What a tasty photograph. Am always looking for healthy low carb meal ideas, so thanks for sharing!

Tanya said...

I've never made my green beans spicy beore - gotta try this!

Peggy said...

had this for dinner last week, couldn't believe how easy and delicious this was! Thank you!