February 18, 2012

Roasted Ginger Garlic Shrimp

Weekends become quiet when it is raining heavily outside. We just sat inside the house watching some movies and cartoons. We had plans of watching of the Mardi Gras parade but the rain spolied the whole thing. Cooking was on the lighter side as we did not have much choice of vegetables. But sipping a hot cup of coffee with our favorite movies with nothing much to do is also a good thing in a way. We did not cook much so thought of sharing the roasted shrimp we prepared recently.

Sea food lovers would always have a strong liking for shrimp. We are no different. We love shrimp but to me the Indian prawns taste better than the farm fresh Shrimp we get in the US. We always make gravy or semi-liquidish side dish with the shrimp. This time we roasted it garlic and ginger.It tasted so good and I'm surely making it again. We used our electric griddle to roast the shrimp. You can use a pan on stove top too.

Preparation Time - 15 min

Cooking Time - 15 min

Serves : 4 people


Shrimp - 1 lb
Onion - 1 medium Size
Tomato - 1 medium size
Ginger - 1 big piece
Garlic - 6 cloves
Green Chilly - 3 nos
Crushed Pepper - 1 tsp
Curry Leaves
Salt as needed
Oil - 3 tsp

For Marination

Red Chilly Powder - 1 tsp
Turmeric Powder - 1/4 tsp
Salt - As needed

  • Peel and devein the shrimp or just buy cleaned farm fresh shrimp.
  • Wash the shrimp with little salt to remove the odor. Pat dry the shrimp with a kitchen towel.
  • Marinate the shrimp with the red chilly powder, turmeric powder, Salt and keep aside for 15 minutes.
  • Crush the garlic and keep aside.
  • Cut the ginger into very thin slices.
  • Cut the ginger,onions and tomatoes into thin slices.
  • Split the green chillies into halves.
    • Method  
    • Heat the electric griddle and spray some oil. If you are using a pan on stove top just add 2 tsps oil. 
    • First add the thinly sliced ginger and crushed garlic and saute until it is soft and not brown in medium flame. 
    • Next add the thin slices of onion, salt and saute until for about a minute. Onion should not become too soft. 
    • Add the green chillies, followed by the sliced tomato and give quick mix.
    •  At this stage add the cleaned shrimp and mix all the ingredients. Saute the ingredients at regular intervals.Add curry leaves and crushed pepper.  
    • When the shrimp turns bright pink and white from its translucent looks, it means it is done. Also the shrimp should be firm when you touch it. 
    • Once it is cooked remove from heat and Serve hot.
    • The onions has to be crunchy. Spray extra oil if needed. 
    • Do not overcook the shrimp it has to be taken out the right time else it will become rubbery.



    This looks awesome and yummy


    Very delicious shrimp preparation..
    just hoped into your space & happy to follow too,Shabhitha!!
    Do drop by my space,I would love if you join my space too..

    Erivum Puliyum

    I like the shrimps, never grilled looks like super delicious dish.

    This is my type of seafood stir-fry! Looks delectable!

    Spicy and yummy,makes me hungry.

    It looks very colorful and tempting..Lovely clicks!

    wow..it is a tasty delight..great post..!
    Tasty Appetite

    Very tempting n colorful garlic shrimp with mouthwatering presentation.

    looks super tempting..loved your space..glad to follow u..do visit my space too in your free time!!
    Kande Pohe

    This looks very yummy n delicious..loved it


    oh love the combination there!

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