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Sunday, November 26, 2006

Shrimp in an Orange Basket

(Portakal Sepetinde Karides)

Shrimp in an Orange Basket
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

Sauce:
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp lemon juice
1 pinch oregano
Salt
Pepper

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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