It was time to take back what was rightfully mine.
After days of tea and toast...Tylenol and tissues...I was craving a meal that would remind my body WHO was in charge!
A "blow your doors off" sort of dinner that would send a direct message to those lingering aches and pains, "...your time ...is up!"
A dinner that before I even took one bite, its aroma would clear my senses....
So it was with still foggy head, that I raided my spice drawer and pulled out 30 different spices (then settled down and focused on six) to come up with the following spicy, yet well balanced combination...
~ for a quick and easy Indian Spiced Shrimp dish...that was just what the doctor ordered!
Yogurt Marinated Indian Spiced Shrimp
1 lb. Shrimp, shelled and deveined, uncooked
3/4 cup Plain Low fat Greek Yogurt
2 teaspoon Garam Masala
1 teaspoon Granulated Garlic
1 teaspoon Hot Paprika (or regular if you do not want that much heat)
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Ground Ginger
1/4 teaspoon Ground Coriander
1/8 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
Set uncooked shrimp aside.
Mix the rest of the ingredients above in a medium size bowl.
Take a few spoonfuls of the yogurt spice sauce and mix it in with the shrimp (be sure to reserve some of the sauce) use just enough to cover/coat the shrimp (see second photo above). Let marinate at least 20 minutes.
Cook shrimp over a lightly oiled smoking hot grill pan about 1.5 minutes per side (varies with the size of the shrimp). Do not overcook!
Serve with side of fluffy Basmati Rice. Garnish with fresh coriander. Hot Naan and a small bowl of the reserved yogurt sauce takes it up a notch!
Would be excellent on chicken too (just marinate MUCH longer)! ENJOY!