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Shrimp and Sausage Stew

This is the best tasting stew having tons of flavors complementing each other and it is so easy to make. 
Course Seafood, Soup, Stew
Cuisine Italian
Keyword seafood and sausage stew, shrimp and sausage stew recipe, stew
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 399kcal
Author Joe Boyle


  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large fennel bulb , trimmed and chopped (about 2 cups in 1/2-inch pieces)
  • 4 cloves garlic , rough chopped
  • 2 small shallots , minced
  • 12 ounces bulk hot Italian sausage
  • 1 1/2 cups dry white wine
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 2 1/2 cups chicken broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 pound large shrimp (21-30/pound), peeled and deveined
  • 2 cups white beans , rinsed and drained
  • 1/2 cup fresh basil , chopped
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • kosher salt and black pepper to taste


  • Heat the oil over medium-high heat in a large heavy pan.
  • Add the fennel, garlic, and shallots and cook, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon, until the vegetables are softened, about 10 minutes.
  • Add the sausage and break it up with the spoon. Cook until the sausage is brown, about 5 minutes.
  • Add the wine and use the spoon to get up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan.
  • Stir in the tomato paste, chicken broth, and bay leaf and bring to a simmer.
  • Cover and cook for 10 minutes.
  • Uncover the pan and add the shrimp, beans, basil, and thyme.
  • Simmer, uncovered, until the shrimp are pink and cooked through, about 4 minutes. Discard the bay leaf.
  • Season to taste with kosher salt and fresh ground pepper.


  1. 2 stalks of celery can be substituted for the fennel. Just add 1 teaspoon of crushed fennel seeds to the pan when you start to soften the onion and celery. Reduce the softening time to 5 or 6 minutes.
  2. Mild Italian sausage can be used, but add 1/2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper for the heat which makes this taste so good.
  3. Recipe adapted from Giada de Laurentiis


Calories: 399kcal