Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Firinda Karides (Oven Shrimp)


  • 250 gr shrimp, cooked, de-veined and peeled
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 1 cubanelle pepper, cut in small cubes
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • Crushed pepper
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • Saute the onion with butter and salt for about 3-4 minutes in a medium sized pan.
  • Add in the cubanelle peppers and cook for about 3-4 minutes over medium heat.
  • Add the garlic and cook until the smell of garlic comes out.
  • Add diced tomatoes and shrimp.
  • Cook until the tomatoes are softened over a little bit over medium heat.
  • Place the dish in a flat earthenware pot.
  • Season it with pepper and crushed pepper, drizzle olive oil all over it.
  • Set the oven to grill.
  • Place the pot on the top rack and cook for about 5-6 minutes.
  • Serve this classic Turkish hot appetizer in its own pot.

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