Spiced Shrimp

May 2007
Spiced Shrimp

by 4 people

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Serve with Peas Pullao or your favorite rice-and-vegetables dish.

Makes: 4 servings

Prep: 15 mins

Cook: 5 mins

Ingredients
  • 3 scallions, thinly sliced crosswise
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 1/2 pounds large shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails left on)
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
Directions
  1. In a large bowl, mix together half the scallions, the garlic, coriander, cumin, cayenne and turmeric. Add the shrimp and stir to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook, stirring constantly and seasoning with the salt, until nearly opaque, about 2 minutes. Add the lemon juice and continue frying until the shrimp are cooked through, about 1 minute more. Top with the remaining scallions.
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