Appetizer recipes

Marinated Tandoori Shrimp Skewers

Make a huge hit with this simple yet elegant appetizer everyone will love!
Marinated Tandoori Shrimp Skewers

Christina Cherrier

Make a huge hit with this simple yet elegant appetizer everyone will love! Marinate precooked shrimp in a flavorful spice, garlic and lemon-infused oil—so easy to make, but it doesn’t taste that way! You can also try these shrimp skewers with steamed white rice for a light lunch.

Prep time: 20 mins
Resting time: 3 or 4 h

Ingredients list for the marinated shrimp skewers

Serves 4:

  • 2 lb 2 oz/1 kg large cooked shrimps or prawns, peeled, deveined
  • 2 tablespoons parsley, finely chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 3 teaspoons lime juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste
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The tandoori spice blend:

  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper


1. In a large bowl, combine parsley, olive oil, minced garlic, lime juice and 1 tablespoon tandoori spices. Add shrimp and mix to coat them well. Season with salt and pepper. Blend together until well mixed.
2. Cover and marinate in refrigerator for a minimum of 3 hours before serving, so the flavors will fully develop.
3. Pick 3 shrimps on each skewer and arrange on a serving platter for everyone to share. Serve with white rice for a light meal, or alone as an appetizer.

(Photography © Marti Apunts)

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Marinated Tandoori Shrimp Skewers