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Friday, 13 June 2014

Moroccan Spicy Grilled Prawns

I must confess, I have never eaten anything Moroccan in my life. But I have seen a lot of food shows showcasing the Moroccan Cuisine and I must say that's one of the most delicious cuisines across the globe. The spices and herbs of Moroccan cuisine have such an intense flavour and I totally fell in love with it. And that led to my first try with Moroccan Cuisine. MOROCCAN SPICY GRILLED PRAWNS with MOROCCAN YOGURT DIP...Ah I just love the way "Moroccan" sounds ;) 

This is a very easy recipe to follow and the flavours were amazing. You can make these on grills if you have one or simple put them on a hot tawa over the stove (that's how I made these) The grilled prawns were spicy and the yogurt dip sweet and tangy was just right for each other. After making these grilled prawns am looking forward to try more dishes from the Moroccan Cuisine. 

You Will Need:
Serves 2

500gms Prawns, Large 
Honey for Glazing
Metal Skewers / Bamboo Skewers (Soak them in water for 30 mins)

1 tsp Cumin Powder
1/2 tsp Coriander Powder
1/4 tsp Clove Powder
1/4 tsp Cardamom Powder
1/4 tsp Cinnamon Powder
1/2 tsp Paprika 
1 Finely Chopped Green Chilli 
1 Clove Garlic. Finely Grated
1/4 tsp Ginger Powder
Pinch Nutmeg 
1 tsp Olive Oil
Juice of Half a Lime
Salt to Taste

For the Moroccan Yogurt Dip:
1/2 Cup Hung Curd
1/2 tsp Cumin Powder
1/4 tsp Paprika
1/2 tsp Finely Chopped Mint Leaves
1 tsp Lime Juice
A dash of Honey

The Grilling:

For the Prawns:
Wash and devein the prawns. Place them in a bowl and add all the ingredients for the marinade. Let it sit for an hour. Meanwhile heat a non stick tawa with a tsp of oil. Skewer the prawns and place them on the hot tawa / grill. 

Let it cook on medium heat for 2 - 3 mins on each side or till they are cooked through. Once they are cooked through, brush little honey on to the prawns. If using a bbq / a grill let it cook for another min. If you are grilling them on a tawa, after brushing the prawns with honey, slightly char them over high flame on the stove. This gives a sweet smoky flavour to the prawns.

For the Yogurt Dip:
In a bowl, whisk all the ingredients together and chill. 

Serve the prawns hot with cooking Yogurt Dip and some lemon wedges! 

Happy Grilling!


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