Tandoori Shrimp are marinated in a spicy yogurt-based marinade. The shrimp have a hint of lemon flavor blended with the smoky flavors of the curry and turmeric. They are delicious!
In India, Tandoor cooking is done in a clay barbecue pit. Foods are cooked with a high heat which gives them a distinctive flavor. To reproduce the high heat at home, you can cook the shrimp on skewers over a grill or roast them in the oven. When grilling the shrimp, the heat intensifies the flavors of the marinade. Tandoori shrimp are packed with flavor.
If you like the flavors of tandoori cooking, but prefer to not grill the shrimp, you can sauté the shrimp in a skillet with a little oil. The flavors will still be good, but won’t be as intense as if they are grilled. Grilling the shrimp will give you a dryer coating on the shrimp, while sautéing will give you a moist coating on the shrimp. I have cooked the shrimp on an indoor electric grill as well as sautéed them in a skillet. Both ways are delicious!
I hope you enjoy!