The Shrimp Fatta

By Fayza Riad • September 21, 2015

4 servings
30 min
The Shrimp Fatta

الوصفه بالعربي

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

  1. 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.
  2. 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).
  3. 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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