268 – Shrimp Vermicelli Filling Recipe – Briwat Special Episode 1 / حشوة الجمبري والشعرية

Feb 25, 2015 | Appetizers, Fish

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Ingredients :

  • 8.8 oz (250 grams) Chinese vermicelli
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons (28 grams) butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (to taste)
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon red chili pepper (to taste)
  • 3-4 garlic cloves (crushed)
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • 10 oz (300 grams) of peeled and pre-cooked shrimp

Directions :

Step 1: Preparing the Vermicelli
1- First, put the Chinese vermicelli in boiling water. Let the vermicelli sit for around 5 minutes until it softens up.
2- After 5 minutes, strain the vermicelli from the water.
3- Using a sharp knife (and a cutting board), cut the vermicelli into small pieces. Place in a bowl and reserve.

Step 2: Preparing the Shrimp
1- In a flat pan, add the vegetable oil, butter, salt, paprika, ground cumin, red chili pepper, crushed garlic, and finely copped cilantro. 2- Place the pan on medium heat and cook the spices with the butter and oil for 4-5 minutes.
3- Now add the pre-cooked shrimp. Either you buy the shrimp pre-cooked or you buy raw shrimp and place it in boiling water for 3-4 minutes until the shrimp becomes pink.
4- Place the shrimp in the pan and mix it well with the spices. Cook for around 3 minutes on medium heat.
5- Remove the shrim from the pan and place in a bowl.
6- Add the cut vermicelli to the pan and mix it with the remaining sauce / spices.
7- Using a knife and cuttin board, cut the shrimp into small pieces.

Step 3: Final Steps
1- Mix the vermicelli and shrimp together.
2- Let the filling cool down before you can use it to fill the Phyllo dough or Warka to make Briwat.

Bon Appetit!


 * If you’d like to watch a Dada (traditional Moroccan cook) make this dish, check out this video: https://flavorsofmorocco.teachable.com/p/briwat-kefta
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