Jumbo Shrimp On Toothpicks Recipe


Cooking Time15 MinDifficulty LevelMedium
Health IndexAverageCuisine
Main IngredientInterest Group


 Garlic5 Clove (25 gm), peeled and chopped
 Fresh ginger piece1 Inch, peeled and chopped (1 Cube)
 Jumbo shrimp1 1⁄2 Pound, peeled and deveined
 Vegetable oil3 Tablespoon
 Tomato paste3 Tablespoon
 Ground turmeric1⁄2 Teaspoon
 Lemon juice1 Tablespoon
 Salt3⁄4 Teaspoon
 Cayenne pepper1⁄4 Teaspoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 1212 Calories from Fat 511

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 58 g88.6%

Saturated Fat 8.3 g41.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 1034.1 mg

Sodium 2510.6 mg104.6%

Total Carbohydrates 27 g9%

Dietary Fiber 3.4 g13.4%

Sugars 6.4 g

Protein 142 g284.4%

Vitamin A 48.7% Vitamin C 66.5%

Calcium 42.4% Iron 107.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Put the garlic and ginger in the container of an electric blender along with 3 tablespoons water.
Blend at high speed until you have a smooth paste.
Wash shrimp well and pat them dry.
Cut each shrimp into 3 sections.
Set aside.
Heat oil in 10-12-inch skillet over medium flame.
When hot, pour in the paste from blender and fry, stirring constantly, for 2 minutes.
Add tomato paste and turmeric.
Fry and stir another 2 minutes.
Add 4 tablespoons water, the lemon juice, salt, and cayenne pepper.
Cover, and simmer gently for 2 to 3 minutes.
(This much can be done in advance.) Five minutes before serving time, lift off cover, put in the shrimp, and turn heat to high.
Stir and fry the shrimp for about 5 minutes or until they just turn opaque.
To serve: Place on platter and stick toothpicks into each shrimp piece.
Serve hot.