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Blackened Shrimp and White Bean Chili image

This came from a chili cookbook. If you want it hotter, leave in some of the chile seeds. It calls for some dried herbs, but I prefer to use double the amount of fresh.

Provided by melissam9

Categories     Beans

Time 2h45m

Yield 6 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 19

3/4 lb dried great northern beans
6 tablespoons olive oil
4 fresh green anaheim chilies, stemmed, coarsely chopped, with seeds
2 fresh red serrano chilies, stemmed, seeded & coarsely chopped
1 fresh jalapeno chile, stemmed, seeded & coarsely chopped
2 medium garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 medium onion, finely chopped
4 cups chicken broth
1 -2 tomatillo, coarsely chopped
1 tablespoon dried oregano
1/2 tablespoon dried basil
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 bay leaf
1/2 tablespoon salt
1 teaspoon white pepper
1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted
1 tablespoon medium hot pure chile powder
1 tablespoon sweet paprika
1 1/2 lbs medium shrimp, shelled and deveined


  • In a large saucepan cover beans with cold water. Bring to a boil over high heat. Boil briskly 5 minutes then remove from heat and let soak 1 hour.
  • Drain and rinse under cold running water. Set beans aside.
  • In saucepan, heat 4 Tbsp of olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add chiles, garlic and onion and saute until onion is transparent 5-6 minutes.
  • Add drained beans, broth, tomatillos, oregano, basil, thyme, bay leaf, salt & pepper, bring to a boil.
  • Reduce heat and simmer, covered until beans are tender about 1 1/2 hours adding a little water if necessary to keep beans barely covered.
  • About 1/2 hour before beans are done, stir together 1/2 of butter with chili powder and paprika.
  • Rub butter mixture evenly over shrimp.
  • When beans are done, heat remaining oil & butter over medium high heat (I actually heat this in a cast iron skillet on my outdoor grill).
  • When mixture just begins to smoke, add shrimp & saute until done & slightly blackened 1 1/2 to 2 minutes.
  • Discard bay leaf from chili and serve in bowls with shrimp and any remaining fresh herbs as a garnish.

ash martensz
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I'm not a big fan of chili, but this one is really good! The blackened shrimp is a nice touch.

suyog magar
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This is one of my favorite chili recipes. It's always a hit with my friends and family.

Gadhi Gadhi
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This chili is amazing! The blackened shrimp is so flavorful and the white beans are a great addition.

Ali Kibao
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I love this recipe! It's so easy to make and it's always a hit with my family.

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This chili is delicious! The blackened shrimp is perfectly cooked and the white beans are creamy and flavorful. The spices are also perfectly balanced.

Md Siraz
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I made this chili for a party and it was a huge hit! Everyone loved the blackened shrimp and the white beans. I will definitely be making this again.

Clarissa Hernandez
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This is a great recipe for a quick and easy weeknight meal. The shrimp cooks quickly and the white beans add a lot of flavor. I also like that this chili is not too spicy.

jobayir booss
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I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed this chili. The blackened shrimp and white beans are a great combination, and the spices give it a nice depth of flavor. I will definitely be making this again!

Tanvir Adhuri
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This chili is amazing! The blackened shrimp adds a delicious smoky flavor and the white beans make it hearty and filling. I will definitely be making this again and again.

Lucy Gonzalez
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I love this recipe! The shrimp is perfectly blackened and the white beans are creamy and flavorful. The chili is also has a nice kick to it. I served it with rice and it was a hit with my family.

usama Asif
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This Blackened Shrimp and White Bean Chili is a fantastic dish! The combination of blackened shrimp, white beans, and spices creates a flavorful and satisfying meal. I especially enjoyed the crispy texture of the shrimp. I will definitely be making t