Shrimp Briouates - Moroccan Briouates filled with shrimp and vermicelli

If you were told to select one food that would amuse your mouth, my bet would be on Shrimp briouate. This special delicate yet hearty dish is one of the best we have in Morocco. Briouates are a recipe which brings together two different textures and different flavors; it combines crisp and soft textures.
It is such a special dish full of flavor and with simple ingredients that are easily found in most grocery stores or markets. 

What you will need :

  • 8 pastry sheets
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 grated carrot
  • 90g of Chinese vermicelli
  • 100g peeled shrimp
  • 1 tbsp of candied lemon, cut into pieces
  • 1 tbsp chopped cilantro
  • 1 tsp of ground ginger
  • 1/2 tsp ground turmeric
  • 1 tsp salted soy sauce
  • 1 1 drizzle of olive oil
  • 30g melted butter


Boil some water in a saucepan.
Add the Chinese vermicelli, turn off the heat and set aside for ten minutes.

In a pan, pour a drizzle of olive oil. Then add the onion and sauté until they becomes translucent.

Then add the shrimp and cook them.
Then remove from the heat and cut the shrimp into small pieces.
Return them to the pan.

Add the drained and coarsely chopped vermicelli, the grated carrot, cilantro, spices and soy sauce.

Cut the pastry sheets in half at the diameter.
Take half a pastry sheet and shape it like on the video here to get briouates.
Once finished, set aside and do the same with the remaining bricks leaves.
Once all the briouates are shaped, heat the oven to 180 ° C.
Meanwhile, brush them with melted butter on all sides then place them on a baking sheet lined with baking paper.
Bake for about 20 minutes and when they are golden brown, turn them over and leave for a few more minutes.

Remove them from the oven and place them on a paper towel-lined plate to remove the excess butter.
Serve immediately with lemon!

Serve immediately with lemon for a fresh taste.

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