Monday, July 27, 2009

Shrimp Machboos


1 pound shrimp shelled
black pepper
2 tsp of kabsa spices (or add pinches of red pepper, cumin, cinnamon, clove, black pepper, cardamom, nutmeg coriander, and ground dried lemon)
3 tbs olive oil (or more)
1 onion chopped
3 cloves garlic
2 ripe tomatoes chopped
1/4 tsp ground dried lemon (loomi, noomi basra, omani lemon)
juice of one lemon
2 tbs butter or olive oil
1 3/4 cup rice
3 1/4 cup water
1 rounded tsp tomato paste


Sprinkle the shrimp with salt, pepper, and 1 tsp of the kabsa spices and rub the seasonings into the shrimp.Sautee in 2 tbsp hot oilve oil for around 2-3 minutes (dont cook them completely) remove from panTake same pan and sautee the onion with the rest of the olive oil until soft. Add garlic, rest of kabsa spices, tomato, loomi, salt, lemon juice, and butter. cook for a few minutes more.Add the rice, making sure each grain is coated with the spiced tomato mixture.Pour on the water, stir in the tomato paste and bring to the boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer for about 25 minutes (add more water if the rice seems too dry, if it seems too wet, remove the cover and gently raise the hheat for a few minutes)Turn off flame, and gently stir in the shrimp. Put cover back on, and steam without additional heat for about 5 minutes


Heather said...

It looks great!

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