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Shrimp Succotash


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  • 3/4 pound jumbo shrimp $
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided $
  • 1 cup unsalted chicken stock $
  • 8 cups water $
  • 3 cups shelled fava beans (about 4 1/2 pounds unshelled beans)
  • 1 cup (1-inch) diagonally cut green beans (about 1/4 pound) $
  • 2 tablespoons butter, divided $
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 shallots, minced
  • 1 1/2 cups fresh corn kernels (about 3 ears) $$
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon
  • 1/2 teaspoon hot sauce
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat sour cream $
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper



Step 1

1. Peel and devein shrimp, reserving shells. Set shrimp aside.
2. Heat a medium saucepan over medium-high heat. Add 1 tablespoon oil to pan. Add shrimp shells; sauté 5 minutes. Add stock. Bring to a boil; cook until liquid is reduced to 1/2 cup. Strain liquid through a sieve into a bowl; discard shells. Reserve liquid.
3. Fill a large bowl with ice water. Bring 8 cups water to a boil in a large saucepan or Dutch oven. Add fava beans to pan; cook 1 minute. Remove with a slotted spoon. Plunge fava beans into ice water; cool completely. Drain well. Remove and discard tough outer shell from fava beans. Add green beans to boiling water; cook 2 minutes. Plunge green beans into ice water; cool completely. Drain well.
4. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add remaining oil and 1 tablespoon butter. Add garlic and shallots; sauté 2 minutes. Add corn; sauté 2 minutes. Add shrimp, reserved shrimp liquid, and salt; cook 3 minutes. Add fava beans, green beans, remaining 1 tablespoon butter, dill, tarragon, and hot sauce; cook 3 minutes or until shrimp are done. Remove from heat. Stir in sour cream and pepper.

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