Shrimp and Black Bean Soup

Monahan's Seafood Market | Fresh Whole Fish, Fillets, Shellfish, Recipes, Catering & Lunch Counter-Ann Arbor, Michigan

6-8 servings

  • 2 C dried black turtle beans, rinsed
  • 3 T butter
  • 3 T olive oil
  • 2 lge onions, minced
  • 3 lge garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 t minced ginger
  • 1/2 med jalapeño finely chopped
  • 1 28 oz. can diced plum tomatoes, we like San Marzano brand
  • 2 t minced thyme
  • 6 C chicken stock or canned broth
  • 1 t kosher salt
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 36-48 med. wild gulf shrimp, (6 per person) peeled and deveined, tails off
  • cilantro leaves
  • 1 avocado
  • garlic yogurt (recipe follows)

Put beans in bowl with cold water to cover by 3 inches. Let stand for 4 hours or more; drain and set aside. Or, put beans in saucepan with water to cover by 3 inches. Bring water to boil, cover, remove from heat and let stand 1 hour; drain.

Heat butter and 1 T oil in a saucepan. Add next 4 ingredients; sauté until softened, about 5 min. Add soaked beans, tomatoes, thyme, kosher salt and stock; bring to boil. Cover and simmer until beans are tender, 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Transfer 2 cups of the soup to a blender; purée and return to the remaining soup in the pan. Season with salt and pepper to taste; cover and keep warm.

Heat remaining 2 T oil in a large skillet; add shrimp, sauté until opaque.

Ladle soup into bowls and arrange 6 shrimp atop each. Top with garlic yogurt, cilantro and chunks of avocado.

Garlic Yogurt

  • 1 lge garlic clove, minced
  • 1 1/2 C plain yogurt
  • Mix garlic and yogurt in bowl
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