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Kadayif Wrapped King Prawns on Walnut Capsicum Dip

Enjoy this beautiful Turkish dish known as 'Kadayifi Karides' or prawns wrapped in shredded pastry,


  • 16/20 fresh king prawns

  • 150 grams fresh Kadayif (shredded pastry, which can be found in any Mediterranean delicacy store)

  • 1 spoonful ghee or butter

  • Muhammara (walnut capsicum dip)

  • 1 cup of shredded walnuts

  • 1 thick slice of day old bread

  • 1/2 bunch continental parsley

  • 2 pieces garlic

  • 2 pieces shallots

  • 2 spoonfuls Tahini

  • 1 cup of extra virgin olive oil

  • Juice of 1/2 lemon

  • Paprika, black pepper, salt


  • Kadayif prawns:

  • 1.

    Peel off the skin and head of prawns, leaving the tail on.

  • 2.

    Gently open the Kadayif pastry, adding liquefied butter and run your fingers through the dough.

  • 3.

    Wrap the pastry around the prawns starting from the top to the bottom (make sure there is only one layer to ensure even cooking of the prawns).

  • 4.

    Place prawns in baking tray and into a preheated oven. Cook 8-10 minutes at 210 degrees in a conventional oven until pastry is golden brown.

  • Muhammara preparation:

  • 1.

    Finely chop shallots, parsley and garlic.

  • 2.

    Mix walnuts, day old bread, shallots, parsley and garlic with a hand blender.

  • 3.

    Add olive oil, tahini, lemon juice and spices. Serve under the prawns.

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