Our rich stew is made with green beans. The saffron contributes a pungent flavor and intense yellow color.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, October/November 2006


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium heat. Add onion; cook, stirring constantly, for 3 minutes. Add garlic, thyme, fennel seed, salt, pepper and saffron; cook for 20 seconds.

  • Stir in tomatoes, broth and green beans. Bring to a simmer. Cover, reduce heat and simmer for 2 minutes.

  • Increase heat to medium, stir in scallops and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes. Add shrimp and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 minutes more.


Ingredient note: Literally the dried stigma from Crocus sativus, saffron adds flavor and golden color to a variety of Middle Eastern, African and European foods. Find it in the spice section of supermarkets, gourmet shops and at tienda.com. It will keep in an airtight container for several years.

Nutrition Facts

212.5 calories; protein 19.7g 39% DV; carbohydrates 19.7g 6% DV; exchange other carbs 1.5; dietary fiber 4.4g 18% DV; sugars 7.5g; fat 6g 9% DV; saturated fat 1g 5% DV; cholesterol 104.5mg 35% DV; vitamin a iu 1283.1IU 26% DV; vitamin c 31.1mg 52% DV; folate 48.3mcg 12% DV; calcium 114.4mg 11% DV; iron 2mg 11% DV; magnesium 46.8mg 17% DV; potassium 370mg 10% DV; sodium 1019.7mg 41% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 9% DV.

Reviews (4)

Read More Reviews
4 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 2
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
I added som spätzte to it to make it more filling. Overall a nice recipe. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
No saffrom I don't have saffron and its too expensive but I am going to use garam masala.. I will let you all know how it turns out. Do you recommend any other substitute? Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This is one of my husband's favorites! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Loved this! I doubled all ingredients except the thyme and fennel seed. I omitted the vegetable broth because I was without it on hand. I almost thoroughly cooked the seafood first individually and then added to the broth. Read More