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Turkish Grilled Shrimp & Yoghurt Tahini Sauce

Turkish Grilled Shrimp and Yoghurt Tahini Sauce

Turkish Grilled Shrimp

1/2 lb shrimp, cleaned, tail off
1-2 tbs Turkish Baharat*
3-4 shallots, grated or one small onion grated
2 tbs lime juice
1/4 cup good olive oil
1/4 tsp paprika (can used smoked)
pinch salt and pepper

Combine Turkish Baharat, grated shallots, lime juice, olive oil, paprika and salt and pepper in a bowl. Place shrimp in the bowl and cover completely with the marinade. Place in fridge and let marinate for 6 hours. Grill 2-4 minutes a side on a very hot BBQ grill.

To enjoy in a Pide ,grill Naan or Pide** on BBQ and spread on a bit of yoghurt tahini sauce (recipe follows).

Yoghurt tahini sauce

1/2 cup good plain yoghurt
1 clove garlic, minced
3 heaping tbs tahini
2 tsp lemon or lime juice
pinch salt

Mix all ingredients together. The tahini will cause the sauce to thicken quickly. Use on grilled Pide or Naan or as a crudité dip.


Turkish Baharat is a versatile, quality seasoning blend created by local chef, KarenFood. For more wholesome, down to earth good food recipes, visit her blog

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