Shrimp Chraime – A Traditional Moroccan Dish With a Twist

These Moroccan style shrimps are a mix of lemon, cilantro and some spice you will not be able to resist. Goes perfectly with a big chunk of bread for dipping.


  • 600gr (1.3lbs) Shrimps (I cut the tails)
  • 1/2 Cup Vegetable Oil
  • 4 tbsp Sweet Paprika
  • 12 Garlic Cloves – Minced
  • 3 Fresh Tomatoes – Cubed finely
  • 46 Slices of fresh Lemon
  • 1/2 tsp Sugar
  • 2 Cups Water
  • 1 tbsp Ground Cumin
  • 1 Bunch Fresh Cilantro – Finely Chopped
  • 1 tbsp Hot Paprika – Optional For a Spicy Dish


  1. In a wide pot, heat vegetable oil over medium heat. Add the Paprika and minced garlic and stir well for about 1 minute. Stir consistently to avoid sticking.
  2. Add the tomatoes and keep mix them in.
  3. Add the water, sugar, ground cumin and lemon slices, mix all together and let boil.
  4. Once boiled, lower heat and add the shrimps and finely chopped cilantro.
  5. Let cook over low heat for about 30 minutes.


Can be served with a large piece of bread or on a bed of white rice.

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