Spiced Ghee Poached Shrimp

This fabulous dinner recipe packed with flavor and healthy fats. Even better, it’s Keto, Whole30, GF, and Paleo Approved!⁠

Spiced Ghee Poached Shrimp on a white plate

Ingredients for Spiced Ghee:⁠

  • 4 Tbsp + 1 Tbsp 4th & Heart Original Recipe Ghee⁠
  • 1 1" piece ginger, peeled, crushed⁠
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed⁠
  • 3 chiles de árbol, broken into pieces, seeds removed⁠
  • 1 chipotle chile, broken into pieces⁠
  • 1 cardamom pod, crushed⁠
  • 1 whole star anise⁠
  • 1 1" cinnamon stick⁠
  • 4 whole cloves⁠
  • 2 tsp. coriander seeds⁠
  • 1 tsp. cumin seeds
  • 1 tsp. black peppercorns⁠

Ingredients for Shrimp Marinade:⁠

  • Juice of 1 lime⁠
  • 1 tsp. Diamond Crystal or ½ tsp. Morton kosher salt⁠
  • 1 tsp. Kashmiri chile powder or paprika⁠
  • ¼ tsp. Turmeric⁠
  • 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled, deveined, preferably tails left on⁠

Directions:⁠

  1. Add 4 tablespoons of ghee to a skillet and heat on medium-low. Add all ingredients for spiced ghee to the skillet and let the spices and aromatics bloom until fragrant (about 3-5 minutes). Strain the ghee and spices mixture over a measuring cup and set toasted spices and strained ghee aside. ⁠
  2. Add strained ghee, toasted spices (except the cinnamon stick), lime juice, salt, chile powder, turmeric, and a splash of water to a blender to make the shrimp marinade. Transfer to a medium bowl; add shrimp and toss to coat. Let sit for 30 minutes.⁠
  3. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon of Original Recipe ghee in a large cast iron skillet on low. Add shrimp to skillet and cook, turning halfway through, until opaque throughout and pink, about 4 minutes total. Using a slotted spoon, divide shrimp among plates and drizzle 1–2 Tbsp. warm ghee from the skillet over each plate. ⁠

Recipe adapted from Bon Appétit.

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