This is not just a normal shrimp in skewers recipe. It’s an Easy grilled shrimp skewers recipe with simple Turkish Spices. I made the dish with simple Turkish spices which create magic in the taste of the dish. I got this recipe from a paper cutting. When I made the recipe I found it just perfectly Fine in taste. Though I never went to Turkey. But I knew the Turkish spice flavors. Because I told many times in my post that I was in a Middle Eastern country for a long time. By virtue, I tried there authentic Turkish food restaurants and I made Turkish recipes at home also as I found Turkish or Any Middle Eastern spices common in a local spice or grocery shops.
What are the best ways to cook frozen shrimp in your grill?
If you are using Frozen shrimps, then my recommendation is always defrosted the frozen shrimps naturally. Never put shrimps to microwave to defrost. It will not create any magic in taste. But I am sure it will totally destroy the flavors of shrimps. Always better to use fresh fish, Meat, and seafood but it never possible all the time I knew it. I personally don’t like frozen shrimps for cooking. Because I find Frozen shrimps tastes Rubbery and tasteless after cooking. Frozen shrimps never absorb the flavors of marination. I don’t know why!!! And I want more suggestion to give you that If you are using Frozen shrimps for any recipe just defrost them naturally and then marinate the shrimps for at least 24 Hours before cooking. Otherwise, you will never get any flavors or tastes from the shrimps I am sure.
What should you serve with This Easy Grilled shrimp skewers Recipe?
It is better to serve any sauce or Salads with Grilled Shrimps. This is a Middle Eastern recipe to serve the dish with my favorite simple but delicious Salad which called “Tabbouleh“. I love to eat the grilled shrimps, with some lemon juice wrapped in a “kuboose bread“. Kuboose is a Middle Eastern flat whole wheat bread, Just like Indian roti but not like a nun Roti. All the Tastes mix perfectly with Kuboose and compliments each other’s flavors. You must try this food combination once. I will reveal the recipe of Authentic Kuboose and Tabbouleh recipe one day sure. I select Tabbouleh salad and Kuboose bread because I saw many times Turkish restaurants serve this salad and this bread with almost every curry or grilled dishes as a side dish. I will recommend you to do the same when you serve this dish.
But if you are making any grill shrimp dish with other spices then use salad or sauce only which will complement the flavors of the dish.
What Turkish spices did use In this Dish?
All Turkish spices nowadays are common in More or less every Indian grocery stores except Sumac. Sumac is a Middle Eastern Berry. Sometimes it’s available in smoked forms and sometimes in non-smoked forms. I like the flavors both of them. Though this excellent Middle Eastern spice is not easily available in Local Indian shops, you can find them in leading online stores In India. I saw in the Middle Eastern Country They sold some common Turkish Spices which are…
- Sweet Paprika (Smoked and non-Smoked)
- Dry Oregano
- Dry Mint leaves
- Sumac (Smoked or Non-smoked Sumac)
- Black pepper and White pepper powder
- The most and Must Important Expensive best quality SAFFRON.
- Rose and Blossom water
And they use Sweet fruity flavor juices of lemons in every dishes. Though lemons are not a spice. But I mentioned it because they really use lemons a lot. But note that Middle Eastern countries do not use Limes much in their dishes.
I used some Turkish species listed above. I used Sweet paprika powder, cinnamon powder, nutmeg powder and sumac powder in my dish along with some crushed ginger juice, Lemon juice, salt and white pepper powder in this easy grilled shrimp skewers recipe. Uses of white pepper powder are common in middle eastern kabab or kabob dishes. Taste of white pepper is different from black pepper. White pepper is mild in flavor but it gives a strong spicy kick just after few seconds of intake. So it is recommended to use this spice carefully if you are not a spicy hot food lover.
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