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This site is designed to help you if you are looking for ethnic recipes or meal ideas from around the globe. You can search for a recipe (using the search box on the right) or use the drop down menus at the top of the page which include region, country, base ingredient or "pot luck"

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Arabic Shrimp and Cummin

This is a aromatic dish with many spices which gives so much taste to the dish. This is derived from a turkish dish which traditionally you can serve with hot rice and garnish with lemon.
For US to UK equivalents see this rough guide

Recipe Ingredients:

  • Shrimp - 3 pounds
  • Water - 6 cups
  • Lemon - 2
  • Parsley - 8 Sprigs
  • PepperCorns - 8
  • Celery Leaves - 1 Hand Full
  • Garlic Crushed - 4 Cloves
  • Olive Oil - 1 tbsp
  • Finely Chopped Onion - 1
  • Garlic Cloves Minced - 6
  • Cummin - 3 tbsp
  • Pepper - 1/1 tbsp
  • Salt To Taste
  • Cilantro Chopped - 4 tbsp


Wash and clean the shrimp and add to a frying pan. Add water , chopped parsley, peppercorns to the shrimp. Add celery leaves, lemon juice, and crushed garlic to the shrimp and boil on low heat for 1 hour. Drain the water and keep in a bowl. Take a pan and add oil to it. Fry the finely chopped onions along with the garlic. Fry for 2-3 min until the onions turn into golden brown colour. Add the salt, pepper and cayenne and the shrimp. Mix well and fry for 5 mins. Add the shrimp stock to the pan. Cook for 20 min on medium heat until the water is reduced fully. Serve hot with rice.

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For US to UK equivalents for food weights and measurements see this rough guide

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