pound large shrimp, about 20, preferably Gulf, shelled and deveined
cup plain Greek-style yogurt
tablespoon harissa paste, or to taste
tablespoon finely minced cilantro leaves
tablespoons ras el hanout (Moroccan spice blend)
tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
lemon, seeds removed
- Place shrimp in a bowl and add the salt. Mix well and set aside 30 minutes. Meanwhile, stir the yogurt and mix in the harissa and cilantro. Transfer to a serving dish and set aside.
- Heat broiler. Rinse and dry shrimp, place in a bowl and add the ras el hanout. Toss to mix thoroughly. Select a shallow baking dish that will hold the shrimp snugly in a single layer. Brush with a little of the butter. Arrange shrimp in the dish and brush with remaining butter. Broil close to the source of heat until shrimp are lightly browned and cooked through, 6 to 8 minutes. (Alternatively, the shrimp can be placed on soaked wooden skewers, about 3 shrimp per stick, and broiled or grilled over high heat, turning once.) Squeeze the lemon over the shrimp.
- Serve as a cocktail snack directly from the dish with picks to skewer shrimp and harissa dip alongside.