Woooo Hooo! It's a gastro-physical wonder . . . not for the inpatient. Take your time and revel in the process. . Fennel is the assassin . . . the girl who got away. If you make this dish well, it will haunt you. Other dishes will never quite measure up.
Had much difficulty with the coating staying on the shrimp while cooking. Since much of it came off, it burned in the skillet while cooking the other side of the shrimp. Also found the spices to be a tad bit strong. Didn't make the black beans but did love the saffron sauce. Would use the sauce again perhaps with a different shrimp dish.