Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Yogurt Marinated Indian Spiced Shrimp - Who's In Charge Now?


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!


Mostly Food and Crafts said...

sounds great - I have a chicken curry on the slow cooker right now.

Courtney said...

Mmm - Indian spices just make me happy.

Entertaining post as always, my friend!

Simply Life said...

oh my gosh! i NEEED this!!!

Andrea the Kitchen Witch said...

That looks beyond delicious! Great combo on the spices. Will you please come be my food stylist?? Please?!

Clint said...

I have killed for less. This looks fantastic!

chow and chatter said...

love your fighting spirit and wow great meal, hope you get to take a trip soon my friend


Edible Art said...

ahhh just the name alone makes me drool, but paired up with your amazing picture?!
ahhh you show your followers no mercyyyy :(


Unknown said...

I like the way you think, I have been sick for what seems like weeks...I might need this in my life

Joanne said...

Go you for taking control! I'm sure that spice put your sinuses in place in no time. And made your tastebuds quite happy. Double bonus.

Lea Ann said...

Your photos are always so good. This shrimp sounds wonderful and I know what you mean about having to cook a great meal...when you need it, ya gotta do it.

Unknown said...

Absolutely fantastic looking pictures! I want to reach right into my computer and grab that bowl! I know it tasted better then it looks... I love marinating in yogurt. Glad you are feeling better :)

Nuts about food said...

Ok, I love this idea! And your 'T? list made me laugh: tea, toast, tylenol, tissue...hehe

tasteofbeirut said...

These spices make any meal tasty and exciting! Love that one!

Katerina said...

I think you chose the right meal to just change your mood. This is perfect!

Mary Bergfeld said...

That is a beautiful plate of food. The shrimp are really outstanding and I'm sure you are back in full control. I hope you have a great day. Blessings...Mary

The Food Hound said...

I love willing sickness out of my body with food :) I wish food willed other things like raises :) This looks spicy and tasty!

chrysta said...

oooh! I love this recipe..Theres something so comforting about it. And Im such a huge fan of your beautiful photos. They all look simple amazing! Feel better!!

Magic of Spice said...

Wow,love these spices and the dish looks so delicious!