Scrumptious Shrimp

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Since we are already sharing the Love of sea food, I thought it would be great to sign off with a simple yet tasty shrimp dish. It’s a twist on shrimp melody (recipe coming soon) and goes well with red wine/ beer if you are entertaining. It’s one of those dishes where you do not have to follow a recipe. Put in things together and voilà  !


  • 1                              pound shrimp
  • 1 Tbs                      chopped garlic [use more if you like]
  • 2 Tbs                      prawn (shrimp) paste (available at Asian stores)
  • 2 Tbs                      chopped lemon grass
  • ¼ Tsp                     turmeric powder
  • ½ tsp                     chilli Powder
  • ½ tsp                     chilli flakes (optional – this is for more heat)
  • 1 Tbs                      vinegar [white or rice]
  • 2 – 3 Tbs               freshly Grated coconut (optional)
  • 1 Tbs                      extra virgin coconut oil/ any other cooking oil
  • Salt                         to taste
  • A few bamboo skewers


  1. Peel and devein the shrimp. here is how
  2. Add turmeric, chilli powder and a bit of salt to the shrimp and keep aside.
  3. Heat a pan on medium heat. Once hot add the coconut oil.
  4. Now add the garlic, stir and cook until fragrant. Add the shrimp paste, lemon grass and cook for a minute or so.
  5. Add in the shrimp and cook for two minutes.
  6. Finally add in the vinegar and the chilli flakes ( if using)  let the shrimp get coated thoroughly with all the ingredients.
  7. Arrange on the skewers, garnish with the coconut.

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Comments 8

  1. I’m about to cook it now! I had to jump on here in hopes that it was posted because I lost my handwritten directions!

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  2. Shrimp is my fav. and I’m always on the look-out for diff. recipes. Your recipe really looks yummy. Will def. try it soon. Love your whole blog.

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  3. Aha! 🙂 This would taste so delicious! Another out of the box – splendid yet simple preparation.

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