Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Claire Spollen
Hands-on Time
35 Mins
Total Time
9 Hours 50 Mins
Serves 4

If you'd like a smoother puree, process the bean-cauliflower mixture in a food processor before stirring in the butter and cheese.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place beans in a large bowl; cover with water. Refrigerate overnight.

Step 2

Drain beans; place in a large Dutch oven. Add 4 1/2 cups stock and 4 cups water to pan; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 55 minutes or until beans are tender. Cool. Drain in a colander over a bowl, reserving cooking liquid. Place 1 cup beans in a bowl; mash with a fork. Return remaining beans to reserved cooking liquid; reserve mixture for Collard Greens Sauté with Chicken and White Beans and Two-Bean Soup with Tomato-Chive Crostini.

Step 3

Place cauliflower in a food processor; process until finely chopped.

Step 4

Heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add 2 tablespoons oil to pan; swirl. Add onion and garlic to pan; sauté 5 minutes or until tender. Add remaining 2 cups stock, mashed beans, cauliflower, milk, cornmeal, and 1/4 teaspoon salt; bring to a simmer. Reduce heat, and simmer 20 minutes or until cauliflower is tender. Remove pan from heat; stir in butter and cheese.

Step 5

Heat a large skillet over high heat. Add remaining 1 1/2 teaspoons oil to pan; swirl to coat. Add shrimp to pan; cook 2 minutes. Stir in remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt, 3/4 cup tomato, wine, and pepper; cook 3 minutes or until shrimp are done. Place 1 cup bean mixture in each of 4 shallow bowls. Top each serving with about 3/4 cup shrimp mixture. Top evenly with remaining 1/4 cup tomato and parsley.

Ratings & Reviews

Really good

April 05, 2017
I only soaked about 3/4 cup of beans overnight and reduced the simmer liquid by half as I was not planning to make the other dishes associated with them.  I accidentally forgot to add the wine and I used whole milk vs. 2% and just regular shredded cheese.  Very rich and creamy.  The shrimp went well with it.  I did sprinkle some garlic powder on the shrimp as it cooked.  Very filling.  Hubby loved it.  Will make again.