Tandoori Shrimp

Tandoori shrimp

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  • Total: 25 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Marinating Time: 10 mins
  • Yield: serves 4 to 6
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
129 Calories
1g Fat
12g Carbs
19g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: serves 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 129
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Cholesterol 133mg 44%
Sodium 392mg 17%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 5%
Protein 19g
Calcium 147mg 11%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.  


  • 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

Steps to Make It

  1. Peel and devein shrimp.

  2. Rinse and set aside on paper towels to dry.

  3. Combine remaining ingredients. Mix well.

  4. Place shrimp in resealable plastic bag and pour yogurt mixture into bag making sure all shrimp are well coated.

  5. Seal bag and place in refrigerator for one hour.

  6. Preheat grill for high heat.

  7. Thread shrimp onto skewers.

  8. Place shrimp on hot grill and immediately brush with marinade.

  9. 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.

  10. Remove from grill and serve with sliced lemons or limes.

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