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Garlic Shrimp with Roasted Cauliflower, White Beans, and Tomatoes

Today’s cast iron skillet recipe features this rustic Garlic Shrimp with Roasted Cauliflower, White Beans, and Tomatoes: A delicious Lenten dinner option (or any weeknight, really!).

Here’s a tasty and different way to enjoy shrimp: You can bulk up a 12 oz pack of shrimp to feed a family of four by adding some hearty beans, cauliflower, and tomatoes, then cap it all off with a crusty loaf of bread to scoop everything up.

Garlic Shrimp with Roasted Cauliflower, White Beans, and Tomatoes is a simple and delicious cast iron skillet dinner that’s great for a fish-on-Friday dinner — or on any weeknight, really.

skillet of garlic shrimp

Take the usual shrimp & white beans up a notch by adding smoky roasted cauliflower and Parmesan in this hearty one pan dinner recipe. Garlic shrimp with roasted cauliflower & white beans makes for a lovely Friday night Lenten dinner — or, even if you don’t observe Lent, this is also the season to find shrimp on sale! 

Garlic Shrimp with Roasted Cauliflower, White Beans, and Tomatoes

garlic shrimp ingredients

Ingredients

– for the cauliflower

1/2 of a medium head of cauliflower, cut into florets
1.5 Tbsp olive oil
Juice of 1/4 of a lemon
1 tsp minced garlic (about 2 cloves)
1 tsp smoked paprika
1 tsp parsley

– for the shrimp

12 oz medium raw shrimp, peeled & deveined
1 Tbsp olive oil
2 tsp minced garlic (about 4 cloves)
1 tsp Italian seasoning
Sea salt, to taste
Black pepper, to taste

– to finish the dish

1 can Great Northern beans, rinsed and drained
1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes
1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
1/2 cup shredded Parmesan

Directions

Chop the cauliflower, and preheat oven to 425 degrees.

Toss the cauliflower florets with 1.5 Tbsp olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, smoked paprika, and parsley.

roasted cauliflower in a skillet

Spread the seasoned cauliflower across the bottom of a 12″ cast iron skillet and roast it at 425 degrees for 20 minutes, stirring halfway through.

While the cauliflower is roasting, thaw shrimp, if frozen. Toss the thawed shrimp with olive oil, Italian seasoning, sea salt, black pepper, and minced garlic to coat, and rinse and drain the beans.

Once the cauliflower is roasted, remove the skillet from the oven. Stir beans, tomatoes, and crushed red pepper into the roasted cauliflower, then arrange the seasoned shrimp in a single layer across the top.

broil the shrimp until pink

Top the entire skillet evenly with shredded Parmesan. Return the pan to the oven and broil on high for 4 minutes, or until shrimp is pink, opaque, and cooked through. Garnish with additional parsley, if desired, and serve with a crusty baguette or other hearty bread (optional).

Note: Thaw shrimp by putting them in a colander in the sink and running cold water over them for a few minutes, tossing shrimp and moving the colander around so that all the shrimp get exposed to the water. Drain well. I bought the peeled tail off shrimp to save time — if yours needs peeling, please note that this recipe will take a bit more time to allow for that.

This Rustic Shrimp Skillet is naturally gluten free

garlic shrimp with roasted cauliflower white beans and tomatoes

This rustic & hearty shrimp dish is naturally gluten free — so, to keep the entire dinner GF, simply omit the optional baguette on the side or substitute a gluten free alternative. You get such a burst of flavor in this easy one pan meal, from just a few simple ingredients! Scoop everything up with the bread, allowing the flavors & textures of the shrimp, beans, tomatoes, and cauliflower to complement one another.

Middle School Guy was a fan of everything but the tomatoes, which he deemed “too chunky.” Everyone’s a critic, right? 

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Garlic Shrimp with Roasted Cauliflower, White Beans, and Tomatoes

Here’s a tasty and different way to enjoy shrimp: You can bulk up a 12 oz pack of shrimp to feed a family of four by adding some hearty beans, cauliflower, and tomatoes, then cap it all off with a crusty loaf of bread to scoop everything up.
Course dinner
Cuisine cast iron skillet
Keyword cast iron, cast iron skillet, cauliflower, one pan meal, shrimp
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4

Ingredients

– for the cauliflower

  • 1/2 of a medium head of cauliflower cut into florets
  • 1.5 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 lemon juice of
  • 1 tsp minced garlic about two cloves
  • 1 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp parsley

– for the shrimp

  • 12 oz medium raw shrimp peeled & deveined
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp minced garlic about four cloves
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning
  • Sea salt to taste
  • Black pepper to taste

– to finish the dish

  • 1 can Great Northern beans rinsed and drained
  • 1 can fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded Parmesan

Instructions

  • Chop the cauliflower, and preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  • Toss the cauliflower florets with 1.5 Tbsp olive oil, lemon juice, minced garlic, smoked paprika, and parsley.
  • Spread the seasoned cauliflower across the bottom of a 12″ cast iron skillet and roast it at 425 degrees for 20 minutes, stirring halfway through.
  • While the cauliflower is roasting, thaw shrimp, if frozen. Toss the thawed shrimp with olive oil, Italian seasoning, sea salt, black pepper, and minced garlic to coat, and rinse and drain the beans.
  • Once the cauliflower is roasted, remove the skillet from the oven. Stir beans, tomatoes, and crushed red pepper into the roasted cauliflower, then arrange the seasoned shrimp in a single layer across the top.
  • Top the entire skillet evenly with shredded Parmesan. Return the pan to the oven and broil on high for 4 minutes, or until shrimp is pink, opaque, and cooked through. 
  • Garnish with additional parsley, if desired, and serve with a crusty baguette or other hearty bread (optional).

Notes

Thaw shrimp by putting them in a colander in the sink and running cold water over them for a few minutes, tossing shrimp and moving the colander around so that all the shrimp get exposed to the water. Drain well. I bought the peeled tail off shrimp to save time — if yours needs peeling, please note that this recipe will take a bit more time to allow for that.

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Rebecca McAndrews

Sunday 5th of December 2021

I do not have a cast iron pan. Is there another cooking vessel that would work just as well? Sheet pan? Roasting pan?

rachel

Monday 6th of December 2021

Well, you could roast the cauliflower on a sheet pan. But then when you add everything else in, it wouldn't keep it contained like the skillet, and a roasting pan would be too big. You might try a small metal baking pan if you have one. (A cast iron skillet, though, is a great investment -- they last forever, go from stovetop to oven, and are fantastic for so many recipes.)

Courtney

Wednesday 1st of December 2021

My husband is allergic to shrimp... Could I do chicken instead?

rachel

Thursday 2nd of December 2021

It's definitely worth a try -- but, shrimp cooks very quickly, while chicken not so much. I would pre-cook the chicken before adding to the pan and broiling (cut up boneless skinless thighs or breast into about 1" chunks, cook w/ a little olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat for a few minutes a side until cooked through).

dawn boerding

Friday 27th of March 2020

This was the bomb!!

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Jenny G

Tuesday 19th of March 2019

I think my husband said "wow" or "yum" after every bite of this meal. He was thrilled this morning that there was leftovers for his lunch. This is a winner for sure!

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