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)
Total:
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Recipe Time

Total: 40 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 260
  • Fat: 9.9g
  • Saturated fat: 1.5g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 5.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.9g
  • Protein: 34.9g
  • Carbohydrate: 6g
  • Fiber: 0.7g
  • Cholesterol: 259mg
  • Iron: 4.5mg
  • Sodium: 549mg
  • Calcium: 94mg

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. 1. Prepare grill to medium-high heat.
  2. 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.
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