Bahraini Prawns / Shrimp in Tomato Sauce

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Um Safia

Bahrainis love seafood & prawns are no exception - here is a typical way of cooking them in Bahrain. This dish is also nice with the addition of a little minced garlic.

Top Review by UmmBinat

Yummy. I used frozen shrimp which I ran cool water over to thaw. A good canned tomato I chopped up plus some of the liquid and a little water. I doubled the sauce since DH likes a sauce with his rice. I think the cooking time in somewhat long so I cut it down a bit. I may have forgot salt, I used a homemade garam masala which I added along with some fresh chopped cilantro, freshly ground black pepper & recipe#419710 using black loomi as it is used a lot in Arabian Gulf seafood dishes, plus the rest of the ingredients. I served this with a sweet saffron rice dish called muhammar and a fresh chopped cucumber, tomato, sweet onion, pomegranate molasses salad. Made for Welcome to Bahrain!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put the prawns, tomatoes and capsicum into a covered saucepan and boil for about 10 minutes.
  2. Add the salt, prawn masala, turmeric, tomato paste and oil.
  3. Decrease heat and simmer, covered, for about 20 minutes.
  4. Serve with basmati rice.

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