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Shrimp Soup with Black Beans and Hominy
© Mikkel Vang

Shrimp Soup with Black Beans and Hominy

  • ACTIVE: 30 MIN

  1. 1 meaty ham hock (1 1/2 pounds)
  2. 2 large carrots, halved
  3. 4 large garlic cloves, halved
  4. 1 small onion, halved
  5. 1 celery rib, halved
  6. 1 bay leaf
  7. 3 quarts water
  8. One 15-ounce can white hominy, drained and rinsed
  9. One 15-ounce can black beans, drained and rinsed
  10. 1 red bell pepper, diced
  11. 1 ancho chile—stemmed, seeded and cut into very thin strips
  12. Salt and freshly ground pepper
  13. 1 pound shrimp, shelled and deveined
  14. 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  15. 1 Hass avocado, half diced, half sliced
  16. 1/3 cup cilantro sprigs
  1. In a large pot, bring the ham hock, carrots, garlic, onion, celery, bay leaf and water to a boil. Cover partially and simmer over low heat for 2 hours. Strain, return to the pot and boil until reduced to 10 cups, 10 minutes; skim.
  2. Add the hominy, black beans, red bell pepper and ancho and season with salt and pepper. Simmer until the bell pepper is tender, about 6 minutes. Add the shrimp and cook until pink. Add the lime juice. Ladle into bowls, garnish with the avocado and cilantro and serve.
Notes One Serving 285 calories, 9.4 gm total fat, 2 gm saturated fat, 32 gm carb.