Cooking shrimp with their shells on gives them so much more flavor. Here, they're paired with sherry-steamed clams, garlicky beans, romesco, and fresh dandelion greens.

Martha Stewart Living, April 2017


Credit: Dana Gallagher

Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins
Serves 8 to 10


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Melt butter with oil in a large cast-iron skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and cook, stirring, until soft and translucent, about 1 minute. Add shrimp and thyme. Season with salt and pepper; cook until shells change color and start to peel away from shrimp, about 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer shrimp to a plate.

  • Add sherry to skillet; increase heat to medium-high. Bring to a boil and cook until reduced by half, 1 minute. Add clams. Cover with a lid or foil and cook until clams open, about 5 minutes. Discard any unopened clams. Return shrimp to skillet just to reheat. Serve, with beans and some of their broth, a drizzle of oil, pepper, romesco, and greens.

Cook's Notes

To remove the veins from shell-on shrimp, use kitchen shears to snip through the shells and flesh along the back, just below the head and ending at the tail. Then remove each vein with a toothpick or the tip of a knife.