Prawn and salmon kibbeh

Prawn and salmon kibbeh

Middle Eastern
30 mins Prep · 45 mins Cook

This dish can be prepared a day in advance and baked just before serving

Created by Spinneys
Prep time 30 minutes
Cook time 45 minutes
Serves 4-6
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Diet Family Friendly
Preparation Moderate
Nutrition (per serving)
Calories 709
Fat 49.9g
Saturates 7.3g
Protein 33g
Carbs 39.6g
Sugars 3.8g
Given the cook-at-home nature of Spinneys and natural variations in ingredients, nutritional information is approximated. See details

Cooking Instructions

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Preheat the oven to 200°C, gas mark 6. Lightly brush the base and sides of a 20cm cake tin with oil.


Place the bulgur in a large bowl and pour in 200ml of boiling water. Cover the bowl with a clean dish towel or a large plate and set aside for 15 minutes. Remove the towel or plate, fluff up the bulgur with a fork, and set aside to cool.


Finely chop the onions and crush the garlic cloves.


Remove the skin from the salmon and cut the fish into even-sized cubes. Peel the prawns and cut them into the same size as the salmon cubes. Place together in a bowl.


Drizzle 120ml of olive oil into a large frying pan placed over a medium-high heat. Add the onions and cook for approx. 10 minutes, stirring a few times, until soft and nicely browned. Add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Remove from the heat and set aside to cool.


Once cool, add half the onion to a food processor along with 250g of the salmon-prawn mix, egg, cooked bulgur, cumin, coriander, 60ml olive oil, 1 tsp of salt and ½ tsp of pepper. Blend for approx. 1 minute, until the mixture comes together in a sticky ball, then set aside.


Zest and juice the lemon.


To make the filling, place the remaining onion in a bowl with the remaining salmon-prawn mix, green chilli, lemon zest, sumac and cinnamon and 15ml of olive oil (about 1 tbsp). Mix to combine and set aside.


Put half the bulgur-fish mixture into the base of the greased cake tin and press down firmly; it should reach approx. 2cm up the side of the pan. Top with the filling and press down firmly. Top this with the rest of the of bulgur-fish mixture, using wet hands to spread it out, pressing down as you go, ensuring it’s even and smooth.


Use a small sharp knife to score the top into a decorative pattern and drizzle with the remaining oil and bake for 20 minutes, then switch the oven to grill and bake for a further 5-10 minutes, or until golden. Remove from the oven and set aside to cool for 15 minutes before gently transferring to a serving platter.


While the kibbeh is baking and cooling, combine the tahini, yoghurt, 1 tbsp lemon juice, 2 tbsp cold water and the rest of the sea salt. Whisk until smooth.


Serve the kibbeh sliced along with the tahini yoghurt and roughly torn coriander.