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Saturday, September 15

Shrimp Machboos

Our Iftar Meal Tonight!

VERY easy to make,tastes great,and filling!

Shrimp Machboos

1 kilo frozen shrimp

1 large onion, finely chopped

3 cloves garlic, finely chopped

4 tomatoes, peeled and chopped

2 Cups rice, washed and soaked

1 bushel fresh coriander chopped

3 tsp bezar

1 tsp turmeric

1 loomi

1/2 tsp ginger (optional)

4-5 cardamom pods


juice of 1 lemon


1. Rinse the shrimp in cold water. Drain on paper towel. Season well with salt, pepper, and 1 tsp bezar.
2. Heat 1 tbs oil in a pan and fry garlic gently for 1 minute. Add the seasoned shrimp and fry gently until they become opaque but not thoroughly cooked (about 4 minutes). Remove and keep aside.
3. Add 1 tbs oil to the pan and fry the onion till transparent. Add the rest of the bezar and the turmeric and stir-fry for 1 minute.
4. Add the tomatoes, lemon juice, loomi, salt, cardamom pods, and the coriander. Stir over heat for 3 minutes.
5. Add 2 Cups of water and bring to the boil. Reduce heat, cover the pan, and simmer for ten minutes.
6.Add the shrimp to the sauce and simmer gently for 5 minutes.
7. Stir in uncooked rice. Reduce to a very low heat, cover and cook slowly for about 20 minutes or until the rice has absorbed all the liquid.
8. Serve with fresh sliced lemon and onion, tabasco sauce, salad, and dukkous or yougurt.


CG said...

I shall be copying this recipe today for Iftar. This will be the first time that I shall follow a recipe without being tempted to adjust it!!

Wish me luck! Your pictures are so so yummy.

Sultana said...

cg: Good Luck! Inshallah it comes out deliciously perfect! Ha ha i always tend to adjust the recipes of others to my taste! The only thing I would be careful with in this recipe is the salt, make sure you have enough sprinkled over for taste. Thanks so much for your compliments on my pictures and recipes, Its people like you that I made this blog for! I would love to see pics of yours once youve made it!

sultana :)

CG said...

check out the pics on my blog!

Sultana said...

cg: i know this may sound dumb, but i cant find your blog entry on any of the blogs you are listed with! help me!

CG said...