Monday, 26 July 2010

Spanish- style prawn and chorizo skewers

We have a George Foreman Grill which we put to continuous use...especially to grill burger patties and now, we even make pancakes in them. Since the weather in this part of the world is quite unpredictable, and since we've had bad luck with bbq's all the time, we have to depend on indoor grills like these to feel all summery. 
What i love about this grill is, how everything gets cooked so fast. I would also have to agree its a much healthier option, since the oil drips down. It has indeed made us highly fond of grilling and this prawn and chorizo on skewer is such an easy bbq/ grill idea that the whole thing is ready in a matter of 15 minutes, i.e, if you are really not keen on a half hour marinating period (like us) 
All said and done, George Foreman Grill or not, these can be whipped up in the oven or on stove top as well. So the next time you have a bbq planned, make sure this is def. on your menu.

King Prawns- 250 grams or about 25 to 30, deveined but preferably with tail on.
Mild paprika- 1 tsp
Lemon juice- 1/2 tbsp
Garlic cloves- 2, lightly crushed
Olive oil- 2 tbsp
Chorizo sausages- about 15 to 16 small slices
Chopped parsley- 2 tsp (I used about 1 tbsp dried parsley)
Pepper powder- to taste
Chilli powder- 1/4 tsp (optional)
Wooden skewers- 8, soaked in cold water for atleast 1/2 an hour

Mix together all the ingredients in a bowl and marinate the prawns and chorizo in it for half an hour or more. I didnt have the patience, so i used it immediately and it tasted just fine.
Thread the prawns and chorizo, alternating, on to each skewer.
If using an electric grill or bbq cook for about 3 to 4 minutes max on each side.
If using the grill mode in the oven, then preheat the oven to 175C and grill for about 6 to 7 minutes, each side..the oil from the chorizo oozes out, so keep a baking paper on a tray and do the needful.
On stove top, heat a large enough frying pan or griddle pan and do the 3 minute on each side cooking method...again loads of oil will ooze out of the chorizo. Drain on paper towels if necessary.
You can squeeze a lime on top if needed...season with more pepper and serve as an appetizer.
Notes: Chorizo can be replaced with veggies as well..peppers, zucchini, onions etc.
I had guests waiting to dig in and so couldn't take pics of the end result.

34 comments:

Kairali sisters said...

Nisha..Prawn-chorizo skewers looks so tempting tto..Lovely colors..

Love
Kairali sisters

Suman Singh said...

looks wonderful..easy and delicious..what more you can ask for, right?

Premalatha Aravindhan said...

such a delicious recipe luks yum...

Sarah Naveen said...

Yummy Yumm!!!! looks awesome!!

Umm Mymoonah said...

Sounds good, the end result should have tasted really delicious.

RV said...

It is so delectable, wish I can have them right away...

Asha said...

Oh.... That picture made me hungry

Suhaina said...

wow. i love such food very much.. this looks simply superb... i bet ur guest would have simply loved it..

Chetana Suvarna Ganatra said...

Hey hw good is tat grill. I too hv one but was bought fm India n is named after Sanjeev Kapoor. A very good substitute for outdoor bbq....n fantastic for those lazy days...who wud want to scrub de bbq after a hearty grub.
Btw de prawns is just mouthwatering...n I can c de garlic here n thr...too good.

Sreelekha Sumesh said...

Prawns look so yummy and delicious.Love seafoods:)

aipi said...

that looks awesome.. anything spicy n roasted on a stick is a delight..

GB said...

My, that looks goooooooood!!! and super simple too!

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Monet said...

We don't have a backyard...thus no outside grill. I need to unpack my George Foreman grill from college. These skewers are making me hungry!

Priya said...

Slurppp!!!cant take my eyes from the click, very tempting skewers..

Ananda Rajashekar said...

Love pieces of garlic hanging around there...lip smacking :)

Kulsum@JourneyKitchen said...

Alright I think even I need to start a blog called Open Book because whenever I see beautiful pictures such as this, I get depressed. Depressed because I live in an apartment. I work full time. And I study. And I get around cooking only at late evenings. So however and whatever I make never looks as good as it would in natural light. And I'm too darn lazy and tired by then to go for a complete setup for food photography. Oh and worse, half of the time I don't get around documentating what I'm making because it too damn late and hungry stomaches in the house are screaming for food (and mouths). Can I get a place for guest blogging on Open Book ? LOL

Beautiful space:))

Kulsum@JourneyKitchen said...

ofcourse I'm complaining. Thats why we are women!! :) Sounds like a good idea. We should brainstorm ideas for women nagging or food. Or guest posts either way. You can mail me at my email address (which shouldd be on the about page of my blog).

Suja Sugathan said...

Wow looks awesome..tempting clicks..yum yum.

Vrinda said...

That looks fab..lovely skewers

Nitha said...

this is a real tempting one Nisha...

Susan and Abraham said...

certainly looking to add to my list for the bbq this weekend

Sushma Mallya said...

Pics are really very tempting nisha,looks so yum

Priyanka said...

Amazing, prawns are my absolute favorite. I tried a grilled prawns skewers recipe not that long ago. Yours looks really appetitzing.

Kamalika said...

oooooooooooooo...thats too tempting Nisha.................

Cool Lassi(e) said...

This looks gorgeous! Yes, healthy too. I love the choice of chorizo and shrimp on a skewer.
Missed your previous post -- The chocolate cake doesn't look dry to me at all. Maybe its the Ganache frosting on the top that makes it look moist.

Yummy Team said...

We are also big fans of seafood..I am sure they must have tasted great..Wonderful recipe!!

Shriya said...

Awesome combo. Must try it sometime. Love the recipe and clicks.

Guna's kitchen said...

yummy... fantastic clicks..luks very delicious....

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Sarah, Maison Cupcake said...

They look super! I would never have thought of threading chorizo in that direction but it makes perfect sense.

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Lawyer Loves Lunch said...

Oooh, I love that you make skewers on your George Foreman. I inherited one from my husband's bachelor days but really don't use it all that often. Maybe because I only thought I could use it with chicken? Will definitely have to skewer something on it soon :)

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Afsal_ Alif said...

lukks appeasing...I used to take a lot of Prawns during my Chldhud.
But,not these days due to some tech.prblms ! :)