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Sweet Shrimp and White Kidney Beans

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“I found this recipe on, and it's from chef Massimo Capra's book One Pot Italian Cooking. He called it Gamberi e Fagioli. I used much, much more tarragon and a bit more fennel than what is called for in the recipe and found it had a great level of flavour - I don't think I would have liked it as much with the amounts in the recipe, but I left them as is so you can make your own decision. I served over angel hair pasta. Since there is no sauce, just broth, I made sure to ladle lots of broth over the noodles to give them flavour. The broth is pretty tasty so it turned out okay, I think!”

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the olive oil in a deep pan over medium heat.
  2. Add the shallots and fennel seeds and cook for 1 minute. I 'crushed' the fennel seeds by chopping them with a very sharp knife.
  3. Add the shrimp, wine and vinegar. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  4. Stir in the beans and red peppers (capsicums) and season to taste with salt and pepper. As soon as the shrimp and beans begin to saute, cover and cook for 2 minutes.
  5. Stir in the chervil/tarragon, adjust the seasoning to taste and serve at once.

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