Monday, April 30, 2012
I wish that I could upload an app so that all of you could smell the wonderful scents surrounding me. MMMM!!
Welcome to another month for the Secret Recipe Club!
My secret blog this month was Chocolate & Chillies, run by Asiya. Asiya shares many family recipes from India on her blog. I fell in love with so many of her recipes but since I am low carbing again, I had to pick a recipe that would fit within my cooking guidelines.
I managed to find the most delicious recipe - Indian Spiced Shrimp. It was perfect as is. The only change that I made was to add a bit of minced garlic to the shrimp.
It's quick and easy to whip up. Perfect for a quick lunch or dinner or even as an appetizer for a party.
Indian Spiced Shrimp
1 pkg frozen shrimp (approx 30-40 pieces), thawed and shelled
1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp turmeric
2 tsp lemon juice
2-3 tbsp minced fresh cilantro - you can omit but it adds great flavor to the dish
Mix all ingredients, except the shrimp, in a plastic bag. Add shrimp and marinate for 30 minutes.
Using a wok, stir fry the shrimp until heated through. Brush with oil, intermittently.
Top with a sprinkle of freshly chopped cilantro.
Delicious served hot. I also enjoyed it cold out of the frig the next day.
This recipe will definitely be going into my low carb rotation!