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, fenugreek, 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