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Bites Fil Beit: Spaghetti bel gambari – Spaghetti with shrimp

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We love food. We love the real, down to earth, tried-and-tested, handed-down-through-the-generations, local Egyptian food. Here is your chance to learn how to make these local delicacies in your own home. And just so you know what to ask for, we have added how to say the ingredients in Arabic. No more excuses, off to the souq!

Bites Fil BeitIngredients

  • 1/2 cup lemon juice – a-seer la-moon
  • 1/2 cup coriander, fresh and chopped – koz-ba-ra
  • 1 kg medium shrimp – gam-ba-ri
  • 1 pack spaghetti – spa-ghet-ti
  • 2 red medium peppers – fel-fel ah-mar
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts – fool soo-da-ny
  • 1/2 cup corn oil – zeit dor-a
  • salt and pepper – malh and fel-fel

 

Directions

  • Boil the pasta and drain. Do not start boiling the spaghetti until you start making the sauce so it can be added to the sauce as soon as you drained it.
  • While the pasta is boiling, wash the shrimp well and peel and remove the dark vein on the back. Slice the peppers thinly and cut each slice in half.
  • Heat half the quantity of oil in a wok on medium heat. Add the peppers, shrimp and peanuts and stir until the shrimp turn pink.
  • Add the remaining oil and coriander, stirring constantly for a few seconds. Add the spaghetti, salt and pepper and lemon juice.
  • Stir all the ingredients well for ½ a minute. Remove from heat and serve immediately.

 

 

 


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