North African Spiced Shrimp

This preparation I got from one of my friend, ingredients:
2 tsp
ground coriander
1 tsp
Aleppo pepper or 1-2 dried red chili peppers, crushed
1 tsp
ground cumin
1/2 tsp
ground ginger
1/4 tsp
ground turmeric
1/4 cup
extra-virgin olive oil
2 lbs
large shrimp, peeled
Juice of 1 large lime
1/4 tsp
coarse salt



1. Mix coriander, Aleppo pepper, cumin, ginger and turmeric in a large bowl. Add 2 tablespoons of the oil; stir to combine. Add shrimp; toss to coat. Marinate 15 minutes, or in refrigerator 4-6 hours.
2. Heat remaining 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large heavy skillet over high heat; add shrimp in batches, discarding marinade. Cook until browned and opaque throughout, about 2 minutes per side. Transfer cooked shrimp to a large bowl. Toss with lime juice; season with salt.

Aleppo pepper is a Turkish crushed, dried pepper; look for it at spice stores.

Enjoy this dish with Pasta or  any kind of rice preparation…

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  1. Khushi

    Sounds really good and unique too

  2. Anonymous

    I love this. It is very nice.

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