Recipe: Spicy Prawns

Recently I discovered a new show on the food network. It is called “Spice Goddess” and I love it. As I have mentioned in previous blogs I love Indian Food. I am really enjoying learning the tastes of these spices and also learning new cooking techniques.

This chef shows how to make Indian dishes in a clear and easy manner. I have been following her techniques for cooking with spices a lot more lately.

I made this recipe and the smell of aromatic spices enveloped my home. It was wonderful! If you are looking for a treasure trove of spices, please visit Dalbrent Spice Rack in NW Calgary. They have shelves and shelves of different spices.

This is my version of her recipe for Seared Prawns, I was serving this dish for supper so I used smaller prawns and served it over basmatic rice.

[print_this]Recipe: Spicy Prawns

1 package of large deveined frozen shrimp(unthawed)
2 T grapeseed oil
1 T chopped garlic
1 tsp fenugreek leaves
1 tsp cumin seeds
Pinch of Spanish paprika, cardamon seeds and salt
Chopped fresh cilantro for garnish
Bottle of Cilantro Coriander Chutney

Over medium heat add oil to pan (I use a La Cruset pan for this. I find it heats up the spices evening without burning them)
When it begins to get hot, add garlic, all spices and salt. Toast well (about 10-15 seconds)

Add large unthawed shrimps to pan and cook them until they are done. Flipping them once each side is pink ensures your shrimp will cook fast and will not be overdone.
This process takes 3-4 minutes.

Once all the shrimp are pink turn off heat.

Add 2-3 T of chutney to mixture and stir.
Add chopped cilantro.

Serve shrimp over basmati rice.[/print_this]

6 comments add yours

  1. Man, I have been on an Indian kick all week! I would love to join you for your spicy prawns. Perhaps you’d like me to bring over my muglai chicken and Ginger beans with aromatic rice? My next goal is to recreate naan bread gluten free. That will make Indian food bliss!

  2. hey chelsey! glad you enjoyed the recipe and yes, I think we should get together and cook!

  3. Hi Carrie, I am just new to your website and I think it’s fabulous!! I am excited to try your spicy prawns this weekend but where can I buy a bottle of the “Cilantro Coriander Chutney”? I don’t recall seeing it in the grocery store, but then again I wasn’t really looking for it before! /Lauryn

  4. Thanks Lauryn for your comments. Are you in Calgary? Here in Calgary there is a Indian grocery store that carries wonderful spices and chutneys. It is called Dalbrent Spice Rack in NW Calgary. Let me know if that helps.

  5. Thanks Carrie. Yes, I’m in Calgary – I met you at Williams & Sonoma and sent you the bread recipe recently thru email. I will make a trip out to the Dalbrent Spice Rack store you mentioned, thank you. /Lauryn

  6. Hi Lauryn! When we met the other day I never got your name-sorry about that.
    The Dalbrent Spice rack is a mecca of spices and flavorings-enjoy! The owner is knowledgable about wheat free, because of family members..I will try your bread recipe tomorrow. thanks again and if you are needing anything else, just let me know.

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