Almost Turkish Recipes

Shrimp Stew (Karides Güveç)



























This is a family recipe that I wanted to post here for a long time, but it is so tasty that I usually never have a chance to photograph it. Here we go

serves 6

1 or 2 lb raw, peeled shrimp (use 2 lb if you are having company)
1 onion, finely chopped
4-5 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
3 tbsp olive oil
2 green pepper, chopped
2 red peppers, chopped
sliced white mushroom (use as much as you want)
3-4 tomatoes, diced (if you will use canned diced tomato, put it in a blender)
4 bay leaves
1/2 bunch parsley, finely chopped
1 -2 cups of grated mozzarella cheese
salt and pepper

optional: crushed red pepper flakes


























-Heat oil in a broad pot. Cook onion and garlic until soft.
-Add peppers. Stir for 2 minutes.
-Add mushroom. Cook until almost soft.
-Stir in tomato. If the tomatoes you are using are not very juicy, add some water to barely cover the vegetables and mushroom.
-Cover and cook for 5-8 minutes until tomato is cooked.
-Stir in shrimps. Cover and cook for 5-6 minutes. Not more!
-Add parsley.
-Divide it into individual oven safe soup bowls or souffle dishes, or put the whole stew in a big one. Bake at 350F for 15-20 minutes.
-After 20 minutes cover each with grated mozzarella and bake until golden brown.
-Serve with white rice.

22 comments:

  1. Wow, Burcu, this looks delicious.

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  2. Gorgeous photos! Looks fantastic.

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  3. Lovely! I'll bet it's equally good without the cheese, for an even lighter dish.

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  4. What a delicious dish Burcu:D I can see why it would be one of your family favourites:D

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  5. Thank you for posting this! We used to drive all the way across the Bosphorus to get this at a little restaurant on the water. Now I can make it at home. It looks incredible, if not as cheesy as I remember.

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  6. Erin: I took the picture before I covered it with cheese so that the dish could actually be seen. You are right; it is a cheesy dish :)

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  7. I think it is perfectly understandable why it took you so long to post it - it looks absolutely delicious and begs not to be waiting around to be photographed :)

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  8. I ate this dish in Patara, a village in southern Turkey...Delighted to see the recipe and think about making it. However the cheese was something different than mozzarella, almost like a hard, sheep's cheese. Any thoughts on that?

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  9. Hello. This post is likeable, and your blog is very interesting, congratulations :-). I will add in my blogroll =). If possible gives a last there on my blog, it is about the Servidor, I hope you enjoy. The address is http://servidor-brasil.blogspot.com. A hug.

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  10. marusya: I used and gave in the recipe mozzzarella because it is not easy to find the kind of cheese that we use in Turkey. You might look for kashkaval cheese; that would be the closest you can get.

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  11. Hi burcu,

    Very nice recipe blog. I just added it to this recipe directory.

    Your readers and fans can vote for you by giving you a star. See you around! :)

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  12. We cooked this today and it was so delicious, it disappeared in a flash.
    Thank you for posting this family favorite. It will become a family favorite for us , too.

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  13. Vooowww, I will certainly try shrimps that way. I can even now feel that hot Guvec taste.. mmmm delicious Turkish recipe.

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  14. Hi Burcu, if I skip the oven process, will it still turn out good? Because I can't bake in this rented place...

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  15. turkland-yes, it will but make sure that you add the cheese right after you take it off the stove so that it still would melt

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  16. I lived in Istanbul in the late 80's and still remember this dish and decided now to do it and just found yours which looks delicious.

    Thank you,

    /Alessandro www.larennaincucina.blogspot.com

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  17. Anonymous5:38 AM

    i wasn't quiete sure who copied whose recipe, as they are nearly identical!!
    http://yelda.remgo.com/shrimp-casserole-karides-guvec/

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  18. Anonymous5:39 AM

    oh i just saw she did mention as source and your website...

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  19. Hello Burcu,

    I am very happy to find a Turkish recipes blog in English :) finally!

    Actually I have been looking for a seafood stew recipe (turkish style) and I found this great one of yours! Thank you!

    Well, I just want to ask you if there is any other similar recipe... because during my visit to Istanbul, my husband ordered a seafood stew and it was fantastic... it was hot and spicy and I loved it, we ate it at a restaurant in the last port of Bosphorus long tour, I'm sorry I don't have any further info about it..

    Thank you!

    Safaa

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  20. Duygu4:41 PM

    Great recipe, thanks Burcu. I did it without the cheese but I am sure it will be almost as good :) having tasted it yet, still cooking in the oven.

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  21. wooow very tasty recipe, greetings from Indonesia, me permission note this recipe ^_^

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