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spice rubbed shrimp


Making a dry spice rub is such a simple way to season things, in this case adding both flavor and color to grilled shrimp. These spices combine well with a sweet accompaniment such as mango rice (I will post that recipe next) or a fresh fruit salsa. This is enough spice rub for about 3 pounds of shrimp but once you make the mixture you can just use about a teaspoon per pound of shrimp and save the rest for another day.



1 teaspoon coarse salt

1 teaspoon cumin

1 teaspoon paprika

1/4 teaspoon corriander

1/4 teaspoon ground ginger

pinch cayenne

3 pounds shrimp, shelled and deveined, tails left intact

2 tablespoons olive oil


Heat grill or preheat oven to broil. Combine all spices in a small bowl. Place shrimp in a large bowl and sprinkle spice mixture over them and stir to combine. Drizzle with olive oil to coat. Arrange shrimp in a single layer on grill or on a sheet pan if cooking in the oven, and cook for 2-3 minutes per side, or until opaque. Serve with lemon or lime wedges.

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