Easy Shrimp Kabsa Recipe – Homemade Lebanese Meal

This Shrimp Kabsa recipe is simple and quick to make, which makes it a perfect weekday dinner to have with your family. The fragrant spices that this dish is packed full of, will leave you with a delicious dish and will satisfy your cravings for spicy Middle Eastern flavour.

Easy Shrimp Kabsa Recipe - Homemade Lebanese Meal

Easy Shrimp Kabsa Recipe 

Kasbah is a dish from Arab cuisine that has won the hearts of many across the Globe. In Saudi Arab where the dish originated from, it is used as a comforting rich dish so frequently, that it has become part of the weekly menu. With this recipe, this dish will also become a regular on your weekly meal planner.

It is the perfect dish to use as a weekly meal prep. With the time involved in preparing it, it is best to make it in bulk and store it in containers. Simply whip out a container for lunch or even dinner during the week.

There are various methods to prepare this dish. It is a busy world know so for convenience, we have selected a more simplistic method. It is still delicious and authentic. The recipe locks in the wonderful flavours of the turmeric powder, chili powder, and dried lime. This is what makes it a healthy knock out dish.

The beauty of this dish is that it can easily be alternated to your preference. If prawns are not your favourite, just swap it out for fish instead. It will still pack the same great taste.

If you like this dish you may also enjoy some of the other recipes. You are guaranteed to find some more awe-inspiring dishes like this one.  A recommendation will be the Delicious Fish Tagine recipe. If you would love to try this dish but you are swamped with work you can try out Mama’s Thabka Meal delivery in Beirut. If you are in a different location you can enjoy one of our Private Chef’s exquisite dishes.


Print Recipe
Shrimp Kabsa
Easy Shrimp Kabsa Recipe - Homemade Lebanses Meal
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Lebanese
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Lebanese
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Servings
People
Ingredients
Easy Shrimp Kabsa Recipe - Homemade Lebanses Meal
Instructions
  1. Clean and separate the prawns from its head and put the heads into a frying pan.
  2. Marinate the prawns with 4 crushed red chills (with the seeds removed), ¼ tsp chili powder, ¼ tsp pepper powder and lime juice from half a lemon and salt to taste. Mix well and set aside for 15 minutes.
  3. After 15 minutes fry the prawns and keep them aside.
  4. Place the prawn heads in a pot and add 1 hand full of coriander leaves, 3 stems of spring onions, ½ tsp of peppercorn, 5 crushed garlic, 2 bay leaves and 2 cups of water. Add salt to taste.
  5. Close the pot lid then bring the prawn broth to boil for 15 minutes before straining it. Measure this broth to 2 cups then add 2 cups of water to it and keep aside.
  6. Heat 1 ½ tbsp. of oil and fry the marinated prawns on both sides then set it aside.
  7. In a larger pot heat 2 tbsp. of butter and 1 tbsp. of oil together. Once hot, add ¼ tsp coriander seeds, 4 cardamoms, 4 peppercorn, 2 cinnamon sticks, 1 bay leaf, 4 cloves and ¼ tbsp. cumin seeds.
  8. Follow this by adding 1 chopped onion, 2 green chilies, ¼ cup of chopped carrot and ¼ cup of chopped bell peppers.
  9. Once the onions are nicely browned, add 1 finely chopped tomato and sauté the mixture well.
  10. Once sautéed, add 1 tbsp. tomato paste, ¼ tsp of coriander powder, ¼ tsp of cardamom powder, ¼ tsp of cumin powder, ¼ tsp turmeric powder, and 1 dry lemon with a hole in it for a couple of minutes
  11. Follow this by adding the broth and water mixture. Add salt if required then leave to boil.
  12. Once boiling add 2 cups of basmati rice and cook on medium flame without the lid on. When the bubble starts to appear, remove the lemon then add the fried prawns and seal the pan with aluminium foil or a wet kitchen towel. Close the lid and leave it to simmer on low heat for 15 minutes.
  13. After 15 minutes, open the lid, remove the foil and mix the rice well.
  14. Serve the rice by adding roasted almonds, cashew nuts or pine nuts.
Share this Recipe