Tandoori Shrimp Skewers

Tandoori Shrimp Skewers


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Owing to the fragrant and spicy curry powders, striking yellow turmeric and earthy cardamom and allspice, Indian cuisine is a guaranteed winner if you’re into bold flavors. Tandoori Shrimp Skewers is a quick and easy way to add some southern Asian flair to your family’s dinner.

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Time needed

20 min preparation + 5 min cooking

Serving Size / Yield

12 servings


  • 3/4 C. plain yogurt
  • 1/4 C. cilantro, chopped
  • 2 Tbs. extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. fresh lime juice
  • 4 tsp. ginger, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tsp. Indian curry powder
  • 2 lbs. raw jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined

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  1. Combine the yogurt, cilantro, olive oil, lime juice, ginger, garlic and curry powder in a small bowl and stir well.

  2. Place the shrimp into a gallon zip-top bag and pour the yogurt mixture over the shrimp. 

  3. Close the bag and squeeze gently to distribute the yogurt mixture among the shrimp. 

  4. Allow shrimp to marinate for at least 15 minutes but no longer than an hour.

  5. Skewer two shrimp onto bamboo skewers (soak skewers before using to reduce burning) and grill over medium heat for 5 minutes or just until shrimp turn opaque. 

  6. Serve with fresh lime wedges and cilantro leaves to garnish.


Recipe provided by Erin Dow, Expert Chef, Guiding Stars Licensing Company

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