Nutrition Simply Delicious Spiced Shrimp

Simply Delicious Spiced Shrimp

By: Julie Miguel    Photo by: Michael Rao

In the middle of the endless turkey, stuffing, and Christmas cookies, this seafood dish offers a welcomed reprieve from all the leftovers. Plus, it’s also an easy addition to the New Year’s Eve party offering.


Indian Spiced shrimp with herbed yogurt


1 900g package (31-40) large uncooked shrimp, peeled and deveined (thawed and drained, if frozen)
2 cloves garlic, grated
1 inch of ginger, grated
½ teaspoon turmeric
½ teaspoon garam masala
½ teaspoon coriander
¼ teaspoon cumin
1 small pinch cayenne pepper (optional)
Salt and pepper, to taste

Yogurt dip
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 clove garlic, finely grated
1 Tbsp freshly chopped cilantro
1 tsp fresh lime juice
Salt, to taste

ONE: In a large deep oiled skillet, cook the garlic and ginger on low heat until softened (about 2 minutes). Add the spices to the pan and mix together. Add the shrimp to the pan and mix to evenly coat the shrimp in the spice mixture. Cook until the shrimp are cooked through and opaque.

TWO: In a medium sized bowl, add the ingredients for the yogurt dip and mix until fully incorporated.

THREE: Place the shrimp on a large serving platter and serve with yogurt dip.

Julie Miguel is an iRun food contributor, where you’ll find a selection of weekly recipes and food ideas. She is a home cook, and food influencer and has worked with a national television, print and online media outlets. You can also follow her food discoveries and travel adventures at Daily Tiramisu.