Tandoori shrimp with lemon-scented slaw

Prep 25 min
Total 35 min
Makes 4 Servings

This aromatic shrimp and slaw is great way to get dinner on the table in a flash (it’s faster than takeout!). Watch it become a weeknight staple in no time.



1/4 cup plus 2 tsp
3 tbsp
4 tbsp
chopped cilantro
1/2 tsp
1 tsp
6 cups
thinly sliced green cabbage
English cucumber, peeled, seeded and finely chopped
small onion, coarsely chopped
1 tbsp
chopped fresh ginger
1 tbsp
1 tbsp
340-g pkg
frozen raw large shrimp, thawed and peeled
1 cup
plain 6% Balkan-style yogurt


  • WHISK 1/4 cup canola oil with 2 tbsp each lemon juice and chopped cilantro,  cumin seeds and 1/2 tsp salt in a large bowl. Stir in green cabbage and English cucumber. Set aside.
  • PURÉE onion with garlic cloves, ginger, curry powder, paprika, 1 tbsp lemon juice and 1/2 tsp salt in a food processor. Heat a frying pan over medium. Add 2 tsp canola oil, then onion mixture. Cook until sauce starts to simmer, 4 to 5 min.
  • RINSE shrimp and pat dry with paper towels. Add shrimp to pan, stirring often, until they turn pink, 4 to 5 min. Stir in yogurt and cook just until warmed through, 2 min. Remove from heat and sprinkle with 2 tbsp chopped cilantro.


Calories 337
Protein 22 g
Carbohydrates 17 g
Fat 22 g
Fibre 4 g
Sodium 755 mg
Good source of Vitamin B12

Wine Pairings

Tandoori shrimp
Pair it with: A bargain pinot blanc.

This Hungarian pinot blanc delights with its refreshing bouquet of honeydew melon, papaya and perfumed canned pears. In the mouth it’s balanced and satisfying, pairing especially well with the tandoori spices.

Our pick: Dunavar Pinot Blanc, Hungary, $9.

Issue: April 2014

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Photo credit: Tandoori shrimp with lemon-scented slaw Photo, Roberto Caruso

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