Thursday, April 03, 2008

Make me something spicy

If you haven't noticed by now, I pretty much do whatever anyone asks. So when Jon asks for something spicy, he gets something spicy. The shrimp in the fridge were mocking me anyway. Sticking out their little shrimp tongues. Making up little shrimp songs. They were just asking to be coated in spices and broiled - which by the way, is my new favorite way to make shrimp.

And these were hot. Well, Jon didn't find them as spicy as I did. But my mouth was hanging open. Meanwhile - secret trick for getting rid of hot spicy mouth??? Milk. You can thank me later.

Spicy Thai Shrimp
1/4 cup lime juice
1/4 cup minced shallot
3 Tbsp sesame oil
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 Tbsp minced ginger
2 tsp garam masala
1 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp crushed red-pepper flakes
1/2 tsp black pepper
1 lb shrimp, peeled and deveined

1) In medium bowl, combine juice, shallot, oil, garlic, ginger, garam masala, salt, coriander, red pepper flakes and pepper.
2) Add shrimp and marinade for 30 minutes.
3) Heat broiler and spray broiler pan with cooking spray. Remove shrimp from marinade. Broil shrimp 2 minutes, turning once.

Serves 4.
Each serving has:
Calories 237.8
Total Fat 12.3 g
Cholesterol 172.3 mg
Sodium 753.2 mg
Potassium 334.5 mg
Total Carbohydrate 7.8 g
Protein 23.9 g


  1. Yeah for spicy! Do you use fresh or frozen shrimp?

  2. I LOVE spicy and I love shrimp! These look great!

  3. I have some shrimp that have been mocking me too, so this recipe is just what the doctor ordered! I LOVE spicy, and the shrimp look delicious. I will be trying this out soon!

  4. These look great. I always love new recipes for seafood. After growing up in Kansas, it's great to be able to actually get some fresh seafood, but I never know what to do with it!

  5. It's the same in our house too... if he wants spicy he gets it too.

    Great dish! Lucky hubby!

  6. yum i love spicy! bread also works to fix "spicy mouth syndrome" if you are a milk hater, like my husband.

  7. i've started to learn that crushed red pepper makes everything better ;)

  8. Mmm...I love spicy and I love shrimp.