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The Updated Bistro Standard
A traditional French casserole, cassoulet is usually made with sausage, duck fat and beans. This recipe has you use shrimp instead of meat, though, which takes away some of the heaviness and also has the bonus of cooking in a flash (a benefit that anyone, Mom or other, can appreciate). Creamy white beans are still present, and leeks and garlic add a flavor boost. The finishing touch, bread crumbs, get a pop of color from flecks of chopped parsley.

Get the recipe: Shrimp and White Bean "Cassoulet"