Saturday, January 16, 2010

Shrimp and White Bean Stew with Braised Broccoli Rabe



Cold weather?
Check.
Roaring fire?
Check.
Candles lit?
Spicy shrimp and white bean stew simmering on the stove?
Broccoli rabe braised?
Check.
Check.
Check.
Wine glasses refilled?
Big fat check!
Eat!


Shrimp and White Bean Stew with Braised Broccoli Rabe
Adapted from Joyce Goldstein's Kitchen Conversations

1 can great northern beans, drained and rinsed
1 large sweet yellow onion, chopped
8 fat cloves garlic, smashed and chopped
2 small bay leaves
Two good shakes crushed red pepper flakes
8 whole canned San Marzano tomatoes, chopped coarsely
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 - ½ cups seafood stock if you have it, if not roasted chicken stock works just fine
½ cup dry white wine
18 large shrimp, peeled, tail on
¼ cup chopped fresh Italian parsley

Heat large skillet over medium high heat. Add a couple of good swirls extra virgin olive oil. When oil is wavy, add the onion and saute for 10 minutes until golden, monitoring the heat so the onion doesn’t brown too much. Add garlic, red pepper flakes and bay leaves. Stir and let cook five minutes. Add the drained white beans and tomatoes. Reduce heat to simmer and cook about 20 minutes. Add the wine and stock and bring up to a good simmer. Season with coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper. Add the shrimp and cook, covered, until shrimp are done, about six minutes.

Stir in fresh Italian parsley before serving. Use fresh cilantro if not serving the Broccoli Rabe.

Braised Broccoli Rabe

1 good sized bunch broccoli rabe, washed and chopped
4 fat cloves garlic, smashed
2 large anchovy fillets
Coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper

Bring large pot of water to a rolling boil. Add broccoli rabe and cook for 10 minutes. Drain well and squeeze water out .
Heat a large skillet over medium high heat. Add a couple of good swirls extra virgin olive oil. While that’s heating, chop the garlic and the anchovies together. Add to pan when oil is wavy and a shake or two of crushed hot red pepper flakes. Cook a couple of minutes and add the broccoli rabe. Saute five more minutes and serve.

Can put in middle of bowl of Shrimp and White bean Stew and ladle stew over top.

Serves 3 generously.

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4 comments:

Peter M said...

Mary, this is fab dish...delicious, rustic and it catches the eye.

Kevin said...

That looks so fresh and tasty and nice and healthy and good!fe

Sophie said...

A very tasty & superfood dish!!

I truly love broccoli rabe!! It is very bitter!

Gabriella said...

Dear Feedinggroom, your shrimp and white bean stew with braised broccoli rabe sounds amazing!! OMG! Incredible presentation. Loved your site, very professional. Photos were crisp and clear. Recipes concise and easy to read. I shall be back for a bite of more.
Thank you for sharing.
Cheers, Gaby
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