Bengali Spice-rubbed Prawns

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  • 2 tablespoons coriander seeds
  • 1 tablespoon cumin seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon black peppercorns
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 teaspoon red chili powder (cayenne powder or red pepper flakes also would work)
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 8 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1/2 cup lime juice
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped fresh mint
  • 2 pounds prawns, peeled and deveined


Preheat oven to 425º F.

In a small skillet, toast coriander seeds, cumin seeds and black peppercorns. Grind in a spice mill or mortar and pestle, and then combine with the remaining ingredients (excluding the prawns).

Rub spice mix onto prawns and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Roast for 7 to 10 minutes and serve.

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