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Saturday, February 16, 2013

Cafe Reconcile White Beans with Shrimp


This is a creamy, luxurious dish from Cafe Reconcile in New Orleans.  It can easily be halved or doubled for a large crowd.  Serve over white rice or with some crusty French bread.
 
2 pounds white northern beans
4 cups chopped onions
2 cups chopped celery
2 cups chopped bell peppers
1/2 cup chopped parsley
3 - 4 garlic cloves, chopped
1 T. thyme
black pepper
dash cayenne pepper
dash white pepper
salt
chicken or shrimp stock (enough to cover beans)
1 1/2 pounds peeled and deveined shrimp
4 cups heavy cream
steamed white rice
 
Soak beans in enough water to cover in the refrigerator overnight.   Drain beans.
 
In a large pot, combine beans, veggies, seasonings and stock.  Simmer, covered, for 2 - 3 hours until beans are tender.
 
Add shrimp and cream and simmer until shrimp are cooked, approximately 5 minutes.
 
Serve over white rice.

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