Cal Smart Harissa Shrimp and Chickpea Stew
with Buttered Ciabatta
Smoky and complex North African spices are combined with chili-garlic sauce to infuse this dish with intense flavours. Ciabatta points are perfect dippers for this visually appealing and wholesome stew!
Produced in a facility that processes milk, sesame, eggs, fish, shellfish, crustaceans, mustard, tree nuts, peanuts, wheat, soybean and sulphites.
Harissa Spice Blend
Tomato Sauce Base
Vegetable Stock Powder
(Contains Soy, Sulphites)
(Contains Barley, Wheat)
Not included in your delivery
Before starting, preheat the broiler to high.Remove 1/2 tbsp butter (dbl for 4 ppl) from the fridge and set aside to come up to room temperature.Wash and dry all produce. Peel, then cut half the onion into 1/4-inch pieces (whole onion for 4 ppl).Peel, then quarter carrot lengthwise. Cut into 1/4-inch half-moons.Roughly chop spinach.Roughly chop half the parsley (all for 4 ppl).Open chickpeas. Using a strainer, drain and rinse shrimp.
Heat a large pot over medium-high heat.When hot, add 1 tbsp butter (dbl for 4 ppl), then swirl the pot until melted.Add carrots and onions. Cook, stirring occasionally, until softened, 2-3 min. Season with salt and pepper.Add chili-garlic sauce, tomato sauce base and 4 tsp Harissa Spice Blend (dbl for 4 ppl). Cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant, 30 sec.
Add chickpeas with their liquid to the pot with aromatics. Cook, scraping up any bits that stick to the bottom of the pot, 1 min.Add stock powder and 2 cups water (3 1/2 cups for 4 ppl). Bring to a simmer.Once simmering, reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, until carrots are tender, 10-12 min.Add spinach. Cook, stirring often, until wilted, 1 min. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
When stew is halfway done, heat a large non-stick pan over medium-high heat.While the pan heats, add shrimp to a medium bowl, then pat dry with paper towels. Season with pepper and remaining Harissa Spice Blend, then toss to coat.When the pan is hot, add 1 tbsp butter (dbl for 4 ppl), then swirl the pan until melted.Add shrimp. Cook, flipping halfway through, until shrimp just turn pink, 2-3 min.** Remove the pan from heat.
Meanwhile, halve ciabatta, then spread 1/2 tbsp softened butter (dbl for 4 ppl) on cut sides. Arrange directly on the top rack of the oven, cut-side up. Broil ciabatta in the top of the oven until golden-brown, 1-2 min. (TIP: Keep an eye on ciabatta so they don't burn!)Halve ciabatta again, diagonally.
Divide stew between bowls. Top with shrimp. Sprinkle parsley over top.Serve buttered ciabatta alongside for dipping.