Jerk-Spiced Shrimp

Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie Clark
Season fresh shrimp with a homemade jerk seasoning mix and grill over medium-high heat for three minutes on each side. Serve with a sweet fruit salsa made from chopped pineapple, chopped cucumber, sliced red onion, chopped cilantro, and cider vinegar.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 2 skewers)

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Recipe Time

Total: 40 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 260
Fat 9.9 g
Satfat 1.5 g
Monofat 5.4 g
Polyfat 1.9 g
Protein 34.9 g
Carbohydrate 6 g
Fiber 0.7 g
Cholesterol 259 mg
Iron 4.5 mg
Sodium 549 mg
Calcium 94 mg

Ingredients

1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon ground red pepper
1/4 teaspoon ground thyme
1/8 teaspoon ground allspice
2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 pounds peeled and deveined large shrimp
Cooking spray

Preparation

1. Prepare grill to medium-high heat.

2. Combine first 7 ingredients. Combine oil and shrimp in a large bowl; toss well to coat. Sprinkle spice mixture over shrimp; toss to coat. Thread shrimp evenly onto 8 (8-inch) skewers. Place skewers on a grill rack coated with cooking spray; grill 6 minutes or until done, turning once.

Fruit salsa: Combine 2 cups chopped fresh pineapple, 1/2 cup chopped cucumber, 1/2 cup vertically sliced red onion, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro, and 2 teaspoons cider vinegar.

Note:

August 2009