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TANDOORI SHRIMP

Tandoori Shrimpperfectly marinated and grilled Indian Tandoori shrimp skewers. Super easy recipe that yields the most delicious shrimp ever!tandoori-shrimp-2078

WHAT IS TANDOORI FOOD?

Tandoori-style foods are traditionally cooked in a tandoori oven which gives a certain special flavor to the foods. While it’s common in many Indian restaurants, it’s not exactly something most people have at home. However grilling is not too bad a substitute and the flavors in the marinade which is common to many tandoori dishes makes the dish anyway, in my mind.

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HOW THEY’RE MADE?

These are really easy to prepare as all you do is put the shrimp in a mix of yogurt, ginger, garlic and spices to marinade. Then thread the shrimp on skewers and cook. Here I have served them with naan bread and a simple raita (a mix of yogurt, finely grated cucumber and a few spices – I generally add a little garam masala and salt) for a delicious street-food kind of meal. If you want to be a little smarter, you could serve them with rice and/or salad and vegetables. A little chutney on the side would also be great.

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Tandoori shrimp are really easy to prepare and have such a fantastic flavor – there’s lots of aromatic spices without it being spicy, and the yogurt helps them to be lovely and moist. I already wonder why I didn’t make them sooner. They will definitely be on our menu again and I hope you’ll add them to yours.

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Tandoori shrimp skewers with lemon wedges and lettuce is the perfect appetizer for warm summer evenings. Marinated in a delicious sauce made of Greek yogurt, tandoori masala, lemon, ginger and garlic, this is a scrumptious recipe that will take your breath away!

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