Tandoori Shrimp

Traeger Kitchen


Tandoori Shrimp

Prep Time

25 Minutes

Cook Time

10 Minutes

Effort

Pellets

Mesquite

Batten down the hatches, one bite of this tangy and spicy South Indian dish will have your friends standing in line for more shrimp.

Ingredients

How many people are you serving?

6

Units of Measurement:

main
  • 2 Pound jumbo shrimp

  • 1/2 Cup fresh squeezed lime juice

  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Cajun Rub

  • 1 Cup Yogurt, Plain

  • 1/4 Cup heavy cream

  • 1/2 onion, diced

  • 3 Clove garlic, chopped

  • 1 1" Piece of Ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped

  • 2 Teaspoon chili powder

  • 1 1/2 Teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 Teaspoon ground coriander

  • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric

Steps

  • 1

    Place the shrimp in a large resealable plastic bag.
    Ingredients
    • 2 Pound jumbo shrimp

  • 2

    Combine the lime juice and Traeger Cajun Rub. Pour over the shrimp and refrigerate for 15 minutes.
    Ingredients
    • 1/2 Cup fresh squeezed lime juice

    • 1 1/2 Teaspoon Cajun Rub

  • 3

    In the meantime, combine the yogurt, cream, onion, garlic, ginger, chili powder, cumin, coriander, and turmeric in a blender jar and process until the mixture is fairly smooth.
    Ingredients
    • 1 Cup Yogurt, Plain

    • 1/4 Cup heavy cream

    • 1/2 onion, diced

    • 3 Clove garlic, chopped

    • 1 1" Piece of Ginger, peeled and coarsely chopped

    • 2 Teaspoon chili powder

    • 1 1/2 Teaspoon ground cumin

    • 1 Teaspoon ground coriander

    • 1/2 Teaspoon Turmeric

  • 4

    Blend in a few drops of orange and red food coloring, if desired, to imitate the brilliant color of authentic tandoori.
  • 5

    Drain the lime juice mixture off the shrimp. Add the yogurt marinade to the bag and marinate for 1 to 2 hours.
  • 6

    Remove the shrimp from the marinade and thread on thin metal or bamboo skewers.
  • 7

    When ready to cook, set the temperature to 450F and preheat, lid closed, for 10 to 15 minutes.
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  • 8

    Lay the shrimp skewers directly on the grill grate and grill, turning once with tongs, for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until the shrimp are firm and pink.
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  • 9

    Brush them as they cook on both sides with the melted butter.
  • 10

    Using the tines of a fork, slide the shrimp off the skewers onto a platter or serving plates. Garnish with thinly sliced red onions, lime wedges, and cilantro sprigs.

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