Grilled Masala Shrimp

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  • Portion size 6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 teaspoon whole coriander seeds
  • 3/4 teaspoons black peppercorns
  • 4 cloves
  • 1 teaspoon aniseed
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seeds
  • 1/4 teaspoon fenugreek seeds optional
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/2 onion chopped
  • 1/4 cup finely grated fresh coconut unsweetened
  • 1/4 cup finely grated fresh desiccated coconut unsweetened
  • 3 garlic cloves chopped
  • 2 teaspoons chopped gingerroot
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 lb deveined peeled large shrimp
  • 2 tablespoons butter melted
  • 3 limes

Method

In small skillet, toast coriander seeds over medium heat for 1 minute. Add peppercorns and cloves; toast for 30 seconds. Add aniseeds, and fenugreek seeds (if using); toast for 30 seconds. With spice grinder or mortar and pestle, grind warm spices to fine powder. Mix in turmeric, cayenne and cinnamon.

In food processor, grind together onion, coconut, garlic, ginger and salt, adding up to 2 tablespoons (25 mL) water to form paste if necessary. Mix in ground spice mixture. Transfer to bowl. Add shrimp and toss to coat; let stand for 30 minutes.(Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 6 hours.)

Thread shrimp onto skewers. Brush with butter. Place on greased grill over medium-high heat or under broiler; close lid and grill for 3 minutes per side or until pink. Serve with lime wedges to squeeze over shrimp.

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