Lemony Shrimp and Bean Stew Recipe (2024)

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Make a quick shrimp stock with shrimp shells to use in place of chicken stock:1TBS veg oil warmed in pan, add shells and sauté for 3 min.Add 1/4C dry white wine and 1 3/4 water to pan with celery leaves and lemon peel if you have. Simmer for 10 min.Drain through sieve into pan with leeks and beans.


@Cassie: Shrimp will turn rubbery and flavorless if cooked ahead and reheated...not good. To make ahead:Make marinade but DO NOT add the shrimp. Make the leek & bean stew. Both can be done ahead and held in the refrigerator (cooled & covered) without deteriorating.Just before serving, reheat the stew, marinate the shrimp, saute the shrimp in butter just until they turn pink and then add them to the stew. The shrimp will be tender and the stew will be perfect.


Lovely! I traded shallots for leeks and added a bag of spinach for more greens. Served with some garlic naan on the side.


Made this exactly according to the recipe and it may be the best thing I ever cooked in my life — I’m 71.


This was really quick and delicious, but next time I would use slightly less shrimp, more beans, and more broth. I used a half of an onion instead of leeks because that is what I had on hand and it tasted great.

fill my grave with this stew

i'm going to be real, i eat this whole thing in one meal.


I wonder if adding a bit of white wine and letting it cook down before adding the broth would add a nice flavor to it ....


This was easy to prepare as a week night meal and quite delicious. I followed the recipe as written except that I used about 5-6 cloves of garlic. My husband felt it needed more beans, so next time I make it, I will use two cans. I sautéed the shrimp in two batches to avoid overcrowding the pan. I also made some penne rigate as I thought rigatoni is too large. The rigate was the perfect size and a good addition to add some heft for those wanting a heavier meal. Definitely a keeper.


My wife and I loved this. Thinking of swapping in shallots for leeks next time to speed up the prep.

Jennie VT

Oh, yum! Made this tonight in about an hour, served with crusty bread and a good pinot noir. Flavors are bold, rich and satisfying, the beans add heft and creaminess and the lemon juice adds a fine note of brightness. I increased the lemon zest to the entire lemon's worth (about a Tablespoon) because I love that flavor and decreased the salt and pepper added to the shrimp to 1/2 teaspoon each, which to my taste was plenty. This is so good, the two of us almost finished it off!

Jeff Mullen, Ohio

This is the rare recipe that I could smell and taste as I read it. I made it for my family tonight. They were wowed. I served it over linguine with torn, toasted French bread to sop the juice. I made one change. I wanted the lemon juice in the marinade. So I put it in with the shrimp marinade and reserved it. When the recipe calls to add the lemon juice, I added the reserve marinade. The whole recipe took about an hour, not 30 minutes. But one of the best.


Delicious and simple, only thing I would change is cooking time of shrimp to 1-2 mins, slightly undercooked. Before adding to sauce. Or even cooking shrimp separately and adding to sauce immediately after cooking for 2-3 mins.


A really good recipe! I followed the advice of another cook and added a second can of cannellini beans. I also made a quick stock with the shrimp tails, and supplemented it with a bit of veggie broth to make 2 cups instead of using chicken broth, but otherwise followed the recipe. We loved it, and it came together quickly.


Excellent and easy. I used fennel instead of leeks because that’s what I had on hand and we love fennel. It worked beautifully. I’ll definitely make this again.


Fast, easy and tasty. A stick-to-your ribs kind of meal (as in very filling). Made for 2 with 1/2 lb. shrimp, 1 can of Great Northern Beans, and 1/2 of a large onion instead of leeks.


I add a bag of baby spinach at the end when I re-add the shrimp to the pot.I also use one tbl of butter and 3 tbl of olive oil to start -- healthier that way Just as delicious.For ease I used the chopped large onion-- very good.

Mrs Magoo

Very good. Someone mentioned using an immersion blender, which was a great idea. I used a masher on one side of the pot to get it slightly creamy with some of the beans. It’s well known the shrimp cooks fast… I cooked per recipe. I don’t mind shrimp a little extra firm. I added just a wee bit of sugar at the end. I wasn’t sure… but it did something really good 😂

Anna M

This was really great and came together easily. Hardest part was just the prep work that goes into leeks! I used an immersion blender to blend around 1/3 to 1/2 of the stew prior adding shrimp for a slightly creamier texture.


Made exactly from recipe plus spinach. Will add a can of beans next time. Will not feed 4. Love love loved it though.

More beans

Increase beans to two cans.


I used smoked paprika and the Wild Argentine Red Shrimp from Costco. It’s delicious.


Love this. Make it exactly as written with butter beans. A little chili flake to garnish brings it home.


This recipe is a keeper- easy, comes together fast for a weeknight dinner. I made a few small alternations. I cooked the beans and thickened broth (used 1 cup of chicken broth instead of 2) and added a heaping tablespoon of white miso and served on chickpea linguine. As long as did not have parsley,l used cilantro- excellent. Shrimp was quickly cooked and served on the side.


Added more lemon but this was awesome. Hubs gobbled the shrimp and I ate the rest. Thanks for an unexpected recipe


This was fantastic! Super flavorful and easy. Hubby added a bit of coconut milk at the end and it was a very nice addition. Put several bags of frozen shrimp and canned beans in this weeks grocery order since this will be added to the regular rotation. Perfect weeknight dinner.


added a bit of fresh pasta and went heavy on the shrimp, delicious


I’m in weight loss mode so made the recipe without butter and it was just as good. Also added chopped kale with the leeks.


I could make this every day. Perfection!


I was in a time crunch and diverted from the recipe quite a bit, but still so good. I used frozen shrimp, which release a lot of juices, so I only used the stock at the end after adding the beans back in. Served with roasted carrots topped with pickled shallots and goat cheese crumbles, and homemade sourdough bread. Best meal I’ve had in a while.


Delicious. Per other commenters, I doubled the beans. Also doubled garlic and added a couple of shakes of crushed red pepper for a little heat. Will definitely make again.

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