Bulgur Pilaf with Shrimp
(Karidesli Bulgur Pilavi)
1/2 cup Turkish bulgur, large grain, washed and drained
1 cup water
1 1/2 tbsp crushed tomato, in can
1 tsp red pepper paste
3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
150 gr medium sized shrimp, cooked, peeled and de-veined
1-2 green onion, chopped
3-4 Romain leaves, cut in julienne
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 pinch crushed red pepper
Place water, olive oil, crushed tomato, red pepper paste, salt and pepper in a medium sized pot. Bring to boil, add the bulgur in it, stir and turn the heat down to medium-low heat. Cook until all the water evaporates with the lid. Let the Bulgur Pilaf stand for about 5 minutes.
Then, add the shrimp, green onion, Romain leaves, lemon juice and crushed pepper. Serve Bulgur Pilaf with Shrimp as a light lunch with red onion by the side.