The Shrimp Fatta
By Fayza Riad • September 21, 2015
Tested by Cairo Cooking
This is one of those wholesome dishes that look great and are so comforting and delicious. We can imagine it being a conversation starter at a gathering - at which it will also probably vanish cause everyone will just love it. We made some minor changes to it - but it is still an easy straight forward recipe. We felt not to overcook the shrimp, we should remove it from the tomato sauce after 5 minutes from mixing them together and let the sauce simmer in the juices. We also squeezed some lemon juice on the shrimps before adding it to the layers for a kick of freshness.
This is originally a Crave recipe that I learned to do at home. It wows all my guests and it ends up on their posts and pictures!
- 1 kg shrimp (medium size, head & tail removed) - جمبري
- 2 tablespoon olive oil - زيت زيتون
- 5 garlic cloves (minced) - فصوص ثوم
- 2 teaspoon fresh ginger (freshly grated) - جنزبيل
- 4 cup tomato juice - عصير طماطم
- 3 cup cooked rice - ارز مطبوخ
- 4 baladi bread (cut in medium squares) - خبز بلدي/ مصري
- 2 tablespoon tomato paste - معجون طماطم / صلصة طماطم
- salt and pepper (to taste) - ملح و فلفل
- 2 tablespoon butter (melted OR 4 tablespoon olive oil) - زبدة
Step by step
- To prepare the bread: Preheat oven to 200C and line an oven tray with parchment paper. Toss the bread squares in the butter and 1 teaspoon grated ginger/ then spread them on the oven tray. Place it in the middle of the oven until crisp.
- To prepare the shrimp sauce: In a sauce pan, stir fry the garlic and ginger then add the shrimps. When shrimps turn white (cooked from outside), add tomato juice and paste then sprinkle in salt and pepper to your taste. Let it simmer till the sauce thickens a bit (about 25-30 minutes).
- For serving (just before eating): In a large serving dish, put all the crispy bread in the bottom. Drizzle it with two ladles of tomato sauce (without the shrimp). Then add a layer of the cooked rice (after reheating). Follow it with the shrimp pieces with some tomato sauce (key is not to soak the rice with the sauce).
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