Friday, April 2, 2010

Rubyan al Maghreb (North African-Style Shrimp)

This is a quick and easy spicy shrimp recipe that is very common to the Maghreb countries of Northern Africa.Serve with couscous or basmati rice.

Yield:4 Servings
4 garlic cloves, crushed
5 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
2 tsp. paprika
1/2 tsp. ground ginger
1 tsp. cumin
2 pinches of cayenne or ground chili pepper
6 Tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
1 1/2 lbs.large fresh shrimp,peeled

1. Heat olive oil in a medium pan.Add the garlic and stir for 3-4 minutes.
2.Add the shrimp,paprika,ground ginger,cumin, and cayenne and cook till the shrimp become pink, stirring constantly.

3.When most of the shrimp are almost pink, add the fresh cilantro and salt and keep stirring till all the shrimp are pink and fully cooked.Remove from heat and serve immediately.
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1 comment:

  1. sounds and looks delicious! Love that cilantro, always!