Shrimp Scampi with White Beans

  • Yield: 4 servings

Chicken may be substituted for the shrimp. Cook the chicken first in the skillet in the oil and proceed with recipe adding asparagus.


1pound asparagus, cut into 1-inch pieces
1tablespoon minced garlic
2tablespoons olive oil
1pound medium shrimp, peeled
1 1/2cups coarsely chopped Roma tomatoes
1 (16-ounce) can Great Northern beans, or navy beans, rinsed and drained
1/2teaspoon dried basil leaves
1cup low sodium chicken broth
2teaspoons cornstarch
Salt and pepper
1/2pound spinach fettuccine, cooked according to package directions
2tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese


  1. Heat oil over medium heat and saute asparagus and garlic for 1-2 minutes. Toss in shrimp and cook for 3 minutes until shrimp turn pink. Combine with tomatoes and beans, cooking another 3 minutes. Tomatoes should be tender.
  2. Combine chicken broth and cornstarch and stir in skillet.
  3. Thicken sauce on medium heat and stir frequently. Add basil and season to taste.
  4. Serve over a bed of fettucine and garnish with cheese.
Recipe reprinted with permission from Eating Well Through Cancer (Holly Clegg, 2016). For more from Holly, follow along at her website, Trim & Terrific