Shrimp Succotash


According to the Seafood Watch program, wild-caught shrimp from Oregon and British Columbia are "best" to buy. Avoid imported farmed or trawl-caught species.


Makes 2 cups

Recipe from

Coastal Living


1/2 cup fava beans, peeled and shelled
1/2 pound unpeeled, large fresh shrimp
1/4 cup unsalted butter, divided
1 cup chopped chanterelle or cremini mushrooms
1/2 cup fresh white corn kernels
2 tablespoons dry white wine
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Arrange beans in a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover and steam 3 minutes. Plunge beans into ice water to stop cooking process. Drain and set aside.

Peel and devein shrimp; coarsely chop into pieces.

Melt 2 tablespoons butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat just until butter starts to brown. Add shrimp; sauté 1 minute or until shrimp turn pink. Add beans, mushrooms, and corn; sauté 2 minutes, stirring occasionally. Stir in wine, and cook 1 minute. Whisk in remaining 2 tablespoons butter, stirring just until butter melts. Stir in parsley, salt, and pepper.

May 2006
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