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Golden Shrimp Stew


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  • 1/2 teaspoon saffron threads
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped white onions
  • 1 cup chopped cored seeded red bell peppers
  • 1 tablespoon minced jalapeños with their seeds
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon dry mustard powder
  • 1 cup dry white wine
  • 3 cups shrimp stock
  • 1 cup diced new potatoes
  • 1 cup diced tomatoes
  • 1 pound medium shrimp peeled, deveined
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro leaves
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly-ground black pepper to taste


Servings 4


Step 1

In a small dish, soak the saffron in 1 tablespoon of water for 20 minutes.

In a large stockpot or Dutch oven, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the onions, bell peppers and jalapeños and cook stirring until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and cook until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add the turmeric, mustard and saffron and stir to combine. Add the wine and cook for 2 minutes. Add the stock and potatoes and bring to a boil. Boil for 5 minutes.

Lower the heat to a simmer and add the tomatoes. Cook for 20 minutes. Add the shrimp and simmer until cooked through, about 4 minutes. Season with salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste. Stir in the cilantro and remove from the heat.

Ladle the stew into bowls and serve immediately.

This recipe yields 4 to 6 servings.

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