Tandoori Prawns

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 308


1 1/2 pounds shrimp, jumbo, peeled and deveined
3 tablespoons ginger, coarsely chopped, fresh
6 cloves garlic, sliced
1 teaspoon salt, or more to taste
2 tablespoons lemon juice, fresh, or more to taste
2/3 cup cream, heavy, or plain whole-milk yogurt
1 egg, large
3 tablespoons flour, chickpea (optional)
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1/2 teaspoon turmeric, ground
1/2 teaspoon cumin, ground
1/2 teaspoon Quick Garam Masala (see recipe under "Rub It In") or a commercial blend
1/2 teaspoon white pepper, freshly ground
2 to 3 tablespoons butter, melted, salted, for brushing
lemon wedges, for serving


1. Rinse the shrimp under cold running water, then drain and blot dry with paper towels. Set aside while you prepare the marinade.

2. Combine the ginger, garlic, and 1 teaspoon salt in a mortar and pound to a paste with the pestle, then work in the 2 tablespoons lemon juice and 2 tablespoons of the cream or process the ingredients, all at once, to a smooth paste in a blender or spice mill.

3. Transfer the ginger-garlic paste to a large nonreactive bowl and whisk in the remaining cream, egg, chickpea flour (if using), cayenne, turmeric, cumin, garam masala, and white pepper. Taste for seasoning, adding lemon juice or salt as necessary the mixture should be highly seasoned. Add the shrimp and toss to cook. Cover and let marinate, in the refrigerator, for 2 hours.

4. Preheat the grill to high. Remove the shrimp from the bowl and thread onto the skewers.

5. When ready to cook, oil the grill grate. Arrange the kebabs on the hot grate and grill, turning with tongs, until nicely browned on the outside and firm and pink inside, about 2 minutes per side. Brush the shrimp with the melted butter once or twice as they cook. Using a fork, slide the shrimp off the skewers onto serving plates or a platter and serve immediately with lemon wedges.

Serves 4

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 308
Calories from Fat: 183

This Tandoori Prawns recipe is from the The Barbecue Bible Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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