This is a great dish for any party! You serve the crunchy shrimp warm, just from the broiler, tails up for easy finger-grabbing. A dip in the yellow chile sauce, and deliciousness is yours. The only question is heat level—which you can adjust by adding more Yellow Fatali African Habanero chile extract to the dip.
Hot Shrimp with Yellow Habanero Dipping Sauce
Makes 24 pieces
1/2 cup plain thick yogurt
1/2 cup mayonnaise
3 tablespoons buttermilk
2 teaspoons Yellow Fatali African Habanero chile extract, plus extra drops for garnish
3 tablespoons finely minced chive, plus a little extra for garnish
1 teaspoon ground turmeric
1 teaspoon ground ginger
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cumin (preferably made from toasted whole seeds, SEE NOTE)
1 teaspoon ground coriander (preferably made from toasted whole seeds, SEE NOTE)
1 teaspoon salt
Few grinds black pepper
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper, optional
24 large shrimp, about 1 lb.
1. Prepare the sauce. Mix together all sauce ingredients. Use more or less of the chile extract to your taste. Cover and hold in refrigerator.
2. In a medium bowl, mix together turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, cumin, coriander, salt, black pepper, and oil into a paste. Set aside.
3. Peel the shrimp, leaving the last section and the tail on. Cut the shrimp deeply down the back, removing the vein, and creating a butterfly effect.
4. Rub the spice paste all over the shrimp, spreading evenly.
5. Place the shrimp on a cookie sheet, cut side up. Broil for 3 minutes or so, or until just cooked. The shrimp should be crusty-brown.
6. Place shrimp on a serving platter, fantails up. Serve Yellow Habanero dipping sauce alongside. Garnish sauce with extra chopped chive, and a few splashes of Yellow Fatali African Habanero chile extract as desired.
NOTE ON TOASTED SEEDS: You’ll get the very best flavor if you buy whole cumin seeds and coriander seeds, toast them in a dry pan for 60 seconds over medium-high heat, then powder them in a spice grinder.
Check out a few hot sauce recipe videos HERE.