Jerk Shrimp Recipe

Those who love a little spice are sure to enjoy this grilled jerk shrimp recipe. It’s perfect for summer and outdoor grilling. This is shrimp coated with a jerk spice mixture and then grilled. The seasoning is a combination of sweet and spicy. Grilling shrimp is one of my favorite cooking methods for it; I just love the flavor that is produced from the grill. This is a Caribbean dish that is very easy to prepare and takes little effort. Serving with fresh mango salsa is a must. Enjoy.

1 ½ lbs raw shrimp (peeled and deveined)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon paprika
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
¼ teaspoon ground thyme
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice

Cooking Instructions:

Step 1:
Spray grill grates with cooking spray and heat an outdoor grill to medium-high heat. In a small bowl combine sugar, paprika, salt, garlic powder, cayenne pepper, thyme, and allspice. In a large bowl combine shrimp and olive oil tossing well to coat. Sprinkle shrimp on both sides with the spice mixture and toss to coat. Thread shrimp onto skewers.
Step 2: Place skewers onto the grill and cook shrimp for 6 minutes or until fully cooked turning once.
(Makes 4 Servings)


One Response to “Jerk Shrimp Recipe”

  1. Kevin (Closet Cooking) — August 14, 2010 @ 5:50 am

    The spicy jerk shrimp would go so well with the sweet and juicy mango salsa!

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