6 servings (serving size: 1 1/3 cups)

Cannellini beans are white kidney beans; substitute Great Northern beans, if you prefer.

How to Make It

Step 1

Peel and devein shrimp, reserving shells. Cover and chill shrimp.

Step 2

Heat 1 teaspoon oil in a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add reserved shrimp shells to pan; sauté 3 minutes or until shells turn pink. Stir in wine; bring to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 5 minutes or until liquid almost evaporates. Stir in 2 cups water, clam juice, and bay leaf; simmer 12 minutes or until liquid is reduced by half. Set shrimp stock aside.

Step 3

Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in a large Dutch oven over medium heat. Add onion to pan; cook 8 minutes or until lightly browned, stirring occasionally. Add tomato paste and garlic; cook 2 minutes, stirring frequently. Stir in thyme, salt, pepper, and tomatoes; bring to a simmer. Strain shrimp stock through a colander over Dutch oven; discard solids. Add beans to pan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 10 minutes; remove from heat. Stir in shrimp; cover and let stand 5 minutes or until shrimp are done. Stir in parsley.

Ratings & Reviews

TracySmith's Review

April 06, 2014
Great, easy recipe with a lot of flavor. Served with a warm crusty bread to sop up the liquid in the bottom of the bowl.

Kvelez's Review

March 06, 2010
Very tasty! I'm giving it a 4 because the recipe took me a very long time to make. Two hours, start to finish! Good for entertaining.

ginamg's Review

November 19, 2008
this is the best soup i've ever made! i actually used small scallops instead of shrimp. i used the scallop juice to make the stock (instead of the juice from the shrimp shells), and added 1 1/2 times the garlic. the flavor of the thyme was oustanding. i also used jalapeno diced tomatoes. my husband can't wait until i make it again.