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Shrimp in Garlic Spices

This recipes comes from Dancer and Graphic artist Martin James. Martin, who originally comes from New Zealand, is now living with his wife and children in Copenhagen as he is currently principal Dancer with The Royal Danish Ballet. You will be able to find out more about Martin when his Biography page is published.

Being so gifted it seems unfair that Martin should also be talented in the kitchen as well but he has agreed to share some of his recipes with us which is great news.

"Prepare the quick marinade in the morning and these delicious shrimp will only take minutes to prepare for supper!"


16 uncooked large shrimp, peeled and deveined (tails intact)
5 Tablespoons dry white wine
3 Tablespoons olive oil
4 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/8 teaspoon ground cumin
Salt and pepper
Prepared rice to serve with shrimp


  • Cut each shrimp in half lengthwise.
  • Combine the wine, oil and minced garlic in a medium bowl.
  • Add shrimp and stir to coat.
  • Cover tightly and refrigerate the shrimp mixture 2 to 24 hours.
  • After marinating time, melt butter in skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the shrimp with marinade, basil, oregano and cumin.
  • Season with salt and pepper.
  • Stir until shrimp are pink, about 4 minutes.
  • Serve immediately with cooked rice.

Serves 2

Martin James