Cream of Black Bean with Shrimps #recipe

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Cream of Black Beans with Shrimps

I have seen some strange reactions when I mention the combination of black bean and shrimps, but for us it has turn our to be a delicious meal and even family gadding snacks.

Today we are featuring and sharing with you a tasty cream combination of black bean, shrimps, bacon, veggies and other delicious ingredients that can be served as a main dish, entry or even a side dish. Everyone in our family likes it, and yet most of the time we end up eating it in different ways. Hope you like it.

  Serves: 3 - 4  |  Complexity: Medium
Ingredients
  • 1 chicken bouillon cube
  • 1/4 green bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/4 yellow bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/8 cup chopped or sliced olives
  • 1/4 red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 1/2 Cup chopped green onion
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 lb bacon, (Cut into small slices or dices)
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3 cans of black bean
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar (Optional)
  • 1/4 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/2 Cup tomato sauce
  • 2 Cups water
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1/2 Cup grated Romano cheese
  • 1 Cup baby shrimps
  • 1/2 Cup extra large Shrimps
Cream of Black Beans with Shrimps in the making
Directions
  1. Cook the bacon for 2 to 3 minute so that it can release it’s natural oil.
  2. Depending on your bacon you will have enough oil on the pot to be able to sauté the veggies, if not go ahead and add EVOO, and let it warm up.
  3. Add onions and peppers, cook until they start to feel soft reduce heat to medium
  4. Wash and drain beans, then add them to the pot together with the garlic and tomato sauce, stir for a minute, add water, oregano, olives, baby shrimps, salt, and chicken bouillon cube (I like to crumble the cube as I put it into the pot).
  5. Continue to cook for 20 minutes occasionally string
  6. Take about half (you may blend all but we like to have some pieces in our cream) of the mixture and pour it into a blender, pure and return to pot.
  7. Reduce heat to the minimum, stir well, add balsamic vinegar and cook for 2 minutes.
  8. Remove from heat and serve.
  9. Garnish with grated Romano Cheese and a few extra large Shrimps
We have made this Cream of Black Beans with Shrimps very thick and had it as a paste or spread to enjoy at a party with chips or bread.

Cream of Black Beans with Shrimps ready to be enjoyed
 
Jay
Author: Jay
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