Thursday, May 26, 2011

Grilled Shrimp Skewers

Seafood is my every time favorite and when it's grilled you cannot believe the flavor just pops up and clicks your brain and with a touch of lemon it's awesome. I always loved eating grilled food, because it's more flavorful and easy.

I marinated the shrimp with a simple ingredients and after I took it out of the grill pan I sprinkled with some lemon juice and paired it with a papaya salad.
I used a indoor grill pan, you can use outdoor grill or any grill that you have or just do it in a wide pan or just broil it in the oven by placing a cookie sheet under the skewers, so that the drippings will stay on the pan and in this way you can avoid the mess in the oven.

1 lb Shrimp, shelled, de-veined and cleaned
1 Red Onion cubed 
1 tsp Red Chili powder
1/4 tsp Turmeric powder
1/2 tsp Curry powder
1/2 tsp Cumin powder
Salt and Pepper to taste
1 tsp Olive Oil
1 Lemon, juice squeezed out of it

1. In a bowl add the cleaned shrimp, make sure that you shake of the water, else it will become watery while grilling.
2. Add all the ingredients except the lemon juice and marinate it for about 15 mins.
3. Insert the shrimp and onions alternatively into each medium size skewers. Make sure you don't overcrowd the skewer, as the shrimp will not have enough space to cook.
4. Place a grill pan and when it's hot arrange the skewers, and cook the shrimp for about 3-4 mins on each side or until you get some nice grill marks and the shrimp turns into pink color.
5. Arrange the shrimp skewers into the serving platter and squeeze the lemon juice and serve it immediately.
6. I served this with Latin Papaya Mint Salad (Click on the link to view the recipe), you can serve with you choice of sides or rice or noodles or salad or soup, or anything that you think will go well with this grilled shrimp.

Sending this recipe to event:

Ayeesha - Taste Of Pearl City - Event Name: Any one can cook and Event: "Serve It - Grilled" hosted by Krithi and Denny