Binnur's Turkish Cookbook - Delicious, healthy and easy-to-make Ottoman & Turkish recipes

Sunday, November 26, 2006

Shrimp in an Orange Basket

(Portakal Sepetinde Karides - Bosphorus Style)

Shrimp in an Orange Basket
Orange Pilaf:
1 orange, cut in half
100 gr shrimp, cooked, de-veined and peeled
1/2 cup pilaf
2 tbsp Sultana or Golden raisins, stems cut off, soak in water for 30 minutes, drained and patted dry
2 tbsp almonds, blanched, sliced

1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 pinch oregano

Remove the orange slices from each half and discard the membranes*. Mix the orange pieces with pilaf, shrimp, raisins and almonds in a bowl. Whisk all the sauce ingredients and toss with the pilaf. Leave in the fridge for 30 minutes. Fill the orange shells with it. Place a green lettuce leaf on the serving plate. Place the Orange baskets on it and serve.

* If you have trouble cleaning out the orange shells, serve in a small glass bowl instead:)

Meal Ideas:
- Halibut Steak with Tomato Sauce, Arugula Salad and Mosaic Cake with Turkish Coffee.

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At 5:39 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello this recipe is very interesting and elegant:)I almost skipped it>I believe It could be easier to find if it was in seafood part:)Love your site and Turkish food!

At 10:29 PM, Blogger Binnur said...

Thank you:) The recipe is also in the Seafood and Pilafs (under the name of Pilaf with Orange and Shrimp) categories:)


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