Alert
Close

Think you know AARP? What you don't know about us may surprise you. Discover all the 'Real Possibilities'

Highlights

Open

Reducing Your Meat Intake? Use It as Flavor

A small amount can add great taste to your almost-meatless meals

Dream Vacation Sweepstakes

10 weeks. 10 amazing trips. Seize your chance to win! Official rules.

Garlicky White Bean and Tomato Stew with Shrimp, Meat as a Flavoring Recipe by Pam Anderson (threemanycooks.com)

Using less shrimp in this white bean and tomato stew makes it a more affordable dish as well. — threemanycooks.com

Garlicky White Bean and Tomato Stew With Shrimp

Serves 4

If you're using IQF (instant quick freeze) shrimp, save the liquid from thawing and use it as part of the broth.

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced and divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
  • 2 cups (16 ounces) crushed tomatoes
  • 2 cans (15 to 16 ounces each) white beans, drained
  • 3/4 pound medium cooked peeled shrimp (preferably wild)
  • 1 teaspoon pimenton (smoked paprika)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
  • Feta, for sprinkling

Heat 1 tablespoon of the oil, the garlic, oregano and pepper flakes in a large skillet over a medium-high heat. When the garlic starts to sizzle, add the tomatoes and beans, and bring to a simmer. Reduce the heat to medium-low and continue to simmer, partially covered and adding a little water if the mixture thickens too quickly, to blend flavors, about 5 minutes. Toss the shrimp, remaining oil and smoked paprika; add to the skillet along with the parsley. Simmer to heat through. Serve immediately with a little sprinkling of feta.

Quick Italian Wedding Soup,  Meat as a Flavoring Recipe by Pam Anderson (threemanycooks.com)

Using chicken sausage in this "quick" Italian wedding soup, you will need fewer ingredients and less preparation. — threemanycooks.com

Quick Italian Wedding Soup

Serves 6

  • 3/4 pound chicken Italian sausage, meat removed from casing
  • 6 tablespoons dry bread crumbs
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 2 each: medium carrots and celery stalks
  • 6 cups chicken broth
  • 3/4 cup Israeli (or Middle Eastern) couscous
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 8 ounces (8 cups) baby spinach leaves
  • Salt and pepper

Mix the sausage, bread crumbs, garlic, Parmesan and egg. Divide the mixture and shape into 24 meatballs. Heat the oil in a large soup kettle. Add the meatballs, in batches if necessary, and cook, turning only once, until well browned, about 5 minutes total. Remove from the pan. Using additional oil if necessary, add the onion, carrots and celery; sauté until tender, about 5 minutes. Add the broth and bring to a simmer. Add the couscous and meatballs; cook to blend flavors, about 10 minutes. Add dill and spinach; cook until the spinach wilts, a minute or so longer. Adjust seasonings, including salt and pepper to taste. Serve.

AARP food expert Pam Anderson is a best-selling cookbook author and blogger at threemanycooks.com.

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts

Processing

Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

VIDEO EXTRA

SEARED SALMON: Hungry for a recipe that will feed the whole family for less than 15 bucks? Try this one.

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

SEARCH RECIPES

Enter an ingredient, course or keyword and get cooking!

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

Denny's Ranchero Tilapia

Members save 15% every day when dining at participating Denny's restaurants.

Outback Steak

Members save 15% Mon-Thurs & during weekend lunch at Outback Steakhouse.

McCormick and Schmicks (McCormick and Schmicks)

Members save 10% every day when dining at McCormick and Schmick's.

Member Benefits

Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change. Join Today

most
popular

Viewed