Poke a skewer
into each shrimp through the tail and straight through the center of it lengthwise, and set aside.
Place a cast iron skillet over medium-high heat and add the oil. When it begins to get hot, add the garlic
, paprika, cumin seeds, and cardamom
seeds, and toast well, or until garlic is golden.
Add the shrimp
skewers to the pan and cook them in the spices
until done, about 3 to 4 minutes each, turning frequently. Sprinkle the prawn with lime juice and serve with the Mint
and Cilantro Chutney
To make the chutney:
Place the mint leaves, chile pepper
, red onion
, cilantro leaves, garam masala, salt, water, and tamarind water in a food processor
and process until smooth, like the consistency of pesto
. Put into a serving bowl and serve with the Seared Prawns
Yield: 1 cup