Friday, July 9, 2010

Broiled Jumbo Shrimp (Izgara Karides)

I am back to posting recipes again. This past month I was traveling quite a bit, so between heavy work load and travels I did not get a chance to cook at all. Although I love exploring new and interesting places to eat when we are on vacation, eating out was getting old after a full month which is probably the longest I have gone without cooking in the past five years. Finally this past weekend I had some delicious home cooked meals visiting family which was exactly what I wanted.

I am kind of starting to cook again this week as time permits however more cooking and baking will take place in my kitchen beginning next week which translates to additional delightful Turkish recipes showing up on my blog. As mentioned before, there will be more focus on desserts, cakes and cookies but for now, we will have to settle for this luscious, simple shrimp recipe that my husband and I made together a couple months back. I hope you enjoy it, we sure did.

Note: I tried to attend to comments between travels as much as I could, however I did not have the chance to respond to your e-mails. As soon as I can I will respond to your e-mails. Thanks for understanding.

9 jumbo shrimp
1 tsp salt
½ tsp ground black pepper
1 tsp red pepper paste (pureed kind)
1 tsp thyme
1 garlic clove (chopped)
1 tbsp pomegranate molasses

Clean and divine shrimps and place in a bowl. Add the rest of the ingredients and marinade over night.

Turn on oven broiler and broil for 5 minutes on each side. Serve with pilaf and vegetables.

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elra said...

this shrimps is absolutely scrumptious, I really like it.

Soma said...

Extremely delectable Nihal. This is the kind of dish my daughter orders when we go to Cafe Istanbul - every single time. Now I know the so subtle but unique flavor that sets it apart from the regular grilled shrimp. I have the pom molasses but I still do not have the turkish red pepper paste. it is time I go and get it. will definitely make this shrimp.

Mediterranean Turkish Cook said...

Soma,the Turkish red pepper paste and pomegranate molases will certainly add a great flavor to any dish. I am not sure though if what you have at Cafe Istanbul is as same as this recipe. If so, I am so happy to share!