Tandoori Shrimp

Tandoori Shrimp
Tandoori Shrimp. Jill Chen/Getty Images
  • 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yield: Serves 4 to 6

These jumbo shrimp get a quick marinade in a traditional Indian mixture of spices and yogurt. The yogurt holds the seasonings in place and cooks down to a thin crust as the shrimp cooks.    

What You'll Need

  • 24 shrimp (large)
  • 1/2 cup/120 mL yogurt (plain)
  • 1/3 cup/80 mL cilantro (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons/30 mL mint (fresh, finely chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon/15 mL ginger (fresh, chopped)
  • 2 garlic cloves (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL coriander
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL cumin powder
  • 1 teaspoon/5 mL garam masala
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon/2.5 mL black pepper
  • Garnish: lemon or lime wedges

How to Make It

Peel and devein shrimp. Rinse and set aside on paper towels to dry. Combine remaining ingredients. Mix well. Place shrimp in resealable plastic bag and pour yogurt mixture into bag making sure all shrimp are well coated. Seal bag and place in refrigerator for one hour.

Preheat grill for high heat. Thread shrimp onto skewers. Place shrimp on hot grill and immediately brush with marinade. Grill for about 2 to 3 minutes per side or until done.

Shrimp is done when the color has changed from a glossy gray color to a pink color.  Shrimp should take on a pink hue. Remove from grill and serve with sliced lemons or limes.

Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 129
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat 1 g
Unsaturated Fat 0 g
Cholesterol 133 mg
Sodium 392 mg
Carbohydrates 12 g
Dietary Fiber 1 g
Protein 19 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)