I made some modifications to make my life simpler which resulted in the below which I can guarantee tastes better then it looks.
6 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil (divided into 2 tablespoons each)
3 garlic gloves minced (divided into 1 minced clove and 2 minced cloves)
1/4 teaspoon of ground chipotle (recipe called for 2 dried chilles de arbol but I could not find it anywhere)
1 bay leaf
Salt to taste
Pepper to taste
1 tablespoon tomato paste
2 cans of cannellini beans, rinsed and drained
1 can on diced tomatoes, drained (or 1 1/4 cup fresh tomatoes)
1 cup low sodium chicken broth
1 pound of shrimp, cleaned and deveined
1 teaspoon smoked paprika ( I plan to use more next time)
Parsley for garnish (optional)
Crusty bread for grilling (optional)
Add diced tomatoes, salt and pepper. Cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Add tomato paste, cook till paste is red and begins to caramelize, about 3 minutes.
Add drained beans and broth, salt and pepper. Simmer till reduces slightly, about 5
While the mixtures is simmering, in a medium bowl, combine shrimp, smoked paprika, 2 tablespoons of olive oil and remaining minced garlic. Mix to combine.
Add shrimp mixture on top of the beans. Place under broiler for about 3 minutes.
Hope you enjoy and let me know your thoughts in the comments.
adapted from Bon Appetit' http://www.bonappetit.com/recipe/garlic-shrimp-and-white-beans