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Jerk-Spiced Shrimp

Jerk-Spiced Shrimp
Photo: Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling: Melanie Clark
Total time 40 mins
Yield

4 servings (serving size: 2 skewers)

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.

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.

  3. 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.