Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Spicy Tangy Shrimps/Prawns

Everyday food gets a bit boring some times. Even though its healthier to eat roti, sabji, dal, chawal sometimes we crave for some thing spicy to jazz up a simple meal. These shrimps are ready in just 10 minutes. They also taste great with drinks and can be served as snacks.If you have kashmiri mirch powder or paprika, use that to get a better color. I did not have it this time, or you can get a vibrant red color to the shrimps.


 


Ingredients

12-15 medium sized shrimps, peeled and deveined (I get the ones from Costco which are already peeled and deveined)

For the marination

1/2 tsp turmeric powder
1 tsp red chili powder
1 tsp garlic paste
salt to taste

Other ingredients
1 tsp mustard seeds
7-8 curry leaves torn
3 dried red chilies broken
3-4 green chillies chopped in big pieces
a pinch of hing
1 tblsp oil
1 tblsp lemon juice
green coriander

Marinate the prawns in the above for just 10 minutes. Never marinate seafood for long time.

Heat oil, add mustard seeds. When they crackle, add hing, red chilies, green chilies and curry leaves. Fry for a minute.

Then add the prawns and cook on one side for two minutes, then turn them an cook for another 2 mins.

Remove them in a serving dish and add lemon juice and coriander leaves.

Serve hot. I even make them ahead of time and just heat them for 30 secs in the microwave.

15 comments:

Kalai said...

Quick, easy, and delicious! Nice one, Vimmi! :)

Meera said...

Looks delicious, Vimmi. It's simple to make, your picture is making me hungry! :-)

vimmi said...

Thanks Kalai.

Hi Meera,

Yes its really simple.

Mansi Desai said...

wish I ate shrimp:) looks tasty Vimmi!

Dhivya said...

wow!shrimp looks so yummy.......

Rachel said...

That is a nice recipe..love the ornage and green colur combo.

Sig said...

Thanks for a simple and delicious recipe Vimmi... The pic looks great!

Seema said...

Wow! looks great & so simple too.

vimmi said...

Hi Mansi,
Thats ok. Dont worry.

Thanks Dhivya.

Hi Rachel Now that you mention the colors, I could have send it for the tri color event.

Thanks Sig,
My pics are horrible most of the time. I have to work on that.


Thanks Seema.

Happy cook said...

Wow they lokks so super delicious. Love them

Priya said...

looks very simple and yummy

Cham said...

Looks delicious ur shrimp

Homecooked said...

This looks delicious!!!

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No. 7 said...

Hi Vimmi,

Thanks for your kind comments at No. 7. I do appreciate your words. I can't wait to explore your recipes!