Jerk-Spiced Shrimp

  • lperejma Posted: 08/16/10
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    I didn't think this was that good. There was too much sugar to make the shrimp taste sweet and the allspice couldn't be tasted, the key ingredient in authentic jerk spice. I also pan-fried it in butter (not a Cooking Light) technique. I think even if I grilled it, it still wouldn't have tasted that much different. I will not be making this again and I would not use it for special occasions even if I did like it. I served it with basmati rice and lentils and a sour cream and chive cucumber salad because I thought that the jerk spice was going to be hot.

  • carolfitz Posted: 08/19/09
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    Made to recipe, very good, super easy, great flavors though definitely not jerk. Grilled 1-2 min on the George Foreman, turned over for maybe another minute. Served for dinner, plated atop shredded lettuce, very appealing. Would do again as an appetizer with the pineapple-cuke salad.

  • Whygal Posted: 08/05/09
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    OUTSTANDING!! Made exactly as written and will add to my list of easy and impressive dishes!!

  • JLMCooks Posted: 09/02/09
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    Absolutely delicious! Wonderful cooked outside, but they can also be easily cooked indoors in a saute pan or a grill pan (with or without the skewers). Fast and easy. I served mine with mango salsa. Great recipe!

  • judithrus Posted: 08/03/09
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    I grilled this shrimp on the stove for about 10 minutes and the results were outstanding. I followed the recipe and did put the shrimp on skewers to cook. I substituted fresh mango for the pineapple in the accompanying salsa recipe and it was a perfect complement to the shrimp. The spices were fairly mild tasting. I also served fresh corn on the cob. A very satisfying summer evening meal for the whole family. I will definitely make it again and would be happy to serve it to guests. I follow the Weight Watcher's plan and this dish fit perfectly with my weight loss program. About 6 points for the shrimp and I estimated 1 point for the salsa.

  • lovetoeat Posted: 08/02/09
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    It was easy to make and I had all the spices on hand. I cooked the shrimp in a large skillet on high heat.

  • Melmay Posted: 02/01/10
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    I really enjoy this dish and have made it several times, however never on the grill. I'm sure it would be great on the grill, but I've just sauteed them in a pan, covered. I'm allergic to pineapple, so I avoid the fruit salsa. I'll usually serve this over a salad or rice depending on my mood. Definitely worth a try and definitely worth the time peeling the shrimp! Mmm :)

  • Rachel12345 Posted: 05/17/10
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    Great recipe! Made according to the recipe EXCEPT I only tossed the shrimp with 1 Tbsp oil. Served with a tangerine salsa (1 c tangerine pieces, 1/2 c cucumber diced, 1/4 c diced red onion, 1/4 c diced radishes, 2 Tbsp fresh mint, 1 tsp sherry vinegar) -- This one's a keeper!

  • doodles Posted: 05/23/10
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    This was a hit at a "finger foods" party recently. Naturally I knew some of the guests would want the recipe so I had it all typed up and copied for them. I did use some bottled mango mixed with the salsa and use more red onion. Terrific! will definately keep this with my favorites.

  • NicoleM75 Posted: 08/05/09
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    Perfect summer meal!

  • 1heidi Posted: 08/06/09
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    Loved it so much we had it twice this week! Served with garlic mashed potatoes and fresh waxed beans from my garden. Will be making this again and again.

  • sonora Posted: 12/05/10
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    Quick to make, make sure not to overcook the shrimp. I would have liked the spice mixture better without the allspice and will try it that way next time. Looks really pretty.

  • TeresaR Posted: 07/27/09
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    This recipe did not require a lot of prep nor was the preparation difficult. The flavors together were fantastic. Would definitely make it again and have already shared the recipe with friends!

  • wwubbs Posted: 07/29/09
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    Really enjoyed this recipe. It was easy to make, quick to cook and had a wonderful flavor! We used prawns and did not make the salad. We served it with brown rice. Great for an every day meal. It wasn't very spicy. Would add more spice the next time.

  • snoopka Posted: 08/31/09
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    easy, quick and delicious...what more can you ask for!

  • Hungryhippo38 Posted: 08/24/09
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    Oh my goodness!!!!! This was sooooo good I had to hold myself from eating the whole thing! The spices really make this dish tasty and the grilling makes the shrimp succulent & juicy!! I will make this again and again and again and again.....

  • benician Posted: 08/30/09
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    Made the shrimp exactly as recipe called for and served as shrimp tacos in corn tortillas with sliced cabbage and Lime-Cilantro Crema (CL Dec 2006). Excellent! Made this for my family--got rave reviews so served it to company. Everyone loved the spice mixture--especially the hint of allspice.

  • LoraJonas Posted: 07/27/09
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    Loved this recipe. Very easy to make. The fresh pineapple salsa really complimented the spicy shrimp. I did not have skewers so I put the shrimp in a grill basket on the grill. It worked out better b/c I used smaller frozen shrimp that would not have fit on the skewers anyway. They came out awesome. I also made a double recipe of the rub. I used the extra rub on chicken kabobs the next night. I used tri color peppers and red onion on the kabobs with the jerk chicken servered over brown rice and it was a huge hit!!!

  • bmcclint Posted: 07/31/09
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    Very easy and quick. We didn't want to make the salad, so we just grilled pineapple slices instead - excellent together!

  • love2coooook Posted: 11/23/09
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    Superb! Very flavorful shrimp...yum yum yum!!!

  • tara31 Posted: 03/13/10
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    Simple and delicious! Served with grilled Lemon Broccoli and Grilled Vegetable Salad with Goat Cheese.

  • TracyTries Posted: 08/08/09
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    Easy to make ahead of time. Huge hit at dinner party tonight. This recipe is a keeper!

  • damianita Posted: 07/29/09
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    VERY EASY Recipe. I made a variation of the pineapple salsa and turned it into a salad by serving it on top of a bowl of mixed field greens. The spicy shrimp complemented the sweet salad nicely. My family enjoyed it.

  • BakingLady Posted: 07/28/09
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    Just made this..my husband who is a chef said, "Outstanding!"

  • KelleC Posted: 08/16/09
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    Tasty even though we had to cook it in aluminum foil because we were out of skewers. Just cook about 15 min! The salsa suggested in the magazine was too vinegary and oniony for our liking. More summer fruit would have been tastier!

  • Monasmenagerie Posted: 07/31/09
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    These shrimp were absolutely delish. I did cut the salt and cayenne in half though. Was still just right. I could not have eaten them with the full amount of cayenne, but that's a personal preference. Used x-large shrimp, and only grilled them 2 minutes on each side, then let them rest about 5 minutes. They were perfect. I had sliced, canned pineapple on hand and vidalia onions. So grilled and chopped them. Didn't have any cucumber or fresh cilantro, so added fresh parley, lime juice, olive oil, and some dried cilantro, a pinch of nutmeg and cayenne and it was really, really good. This jerk seasoning would work on anything. I will definitely use this seasoning again. yum, yum.

  • NashAsh Posted: 08/14/09
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    AMAZING. Just made this tonight and followed the recipe to a "T" (when I usually improvise). The sugar really carmelized the shrimp, but it was a definite compliment to the spiciness! I served it with pineapple salsa atop jasmine rice, and it was perfect!

  • palmalk Posted: 08/19/09
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    OMG. This shrimp was awesome! Served as an appetizer at a large dinner party and everyone enjoyed it so much we made it again when some friends visited. Everyone raved! DId not make the salsa.

  • pammie48 Posted: 08/24/09
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    I have made this twice with shrimp and once with halibut...OH MY GOSH! This is a fabulous and super simple dish! Yummmmma! It's great with grilled veggies and rice...my family and company loved it!

  • AtlOreo Posted: 08/31/09
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    I loved this recipie!!! I also used the rub on some chicken and it was out of this world!!! I am not one for the sweet salsa so I made a coconut pineapple cilantro rice to go along with it and it was one of the best meals my family ever ate!!!!

  • suesche914 Posted: 09/04/09
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    This recipe was simple and very tasty. I made it for a small dinner party and everyone raved about the shrimp. I used a different salsa recipe as I don't always care for pineapple. It was great with the mango-black bean salsa. A perfect combination of spicy shrimp and cool sweet mango. This recipe is definitely a keeper!

  • feedee2009 Posted: 08/24/09
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    This is my new favorite shrimp recipe. Very very good, and easy to prepare. I didn't have ingredients for the fruit salsa, but did have fresh strawberries and bananas so sliced them, and tossed them with a raspberry lime fruit salad dressing. Definitely a keeper.

  • Saracp1 Posted: 07/18/10
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    I have made this 6 times in the last two months.. we love it. Msde it as an app at the 4th of july BBQ, and everyone could not stop going on about them, we could hardly make them fats enough. So easy and so good :)

  • OldDoc66 Posted: 12/19/09
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    I've made it several times and shared it with people at work, who thought it was fantastic. A few days ago I made it using smoked paprika, which didn't do anything for it. The other spices are too intense. I will try subbing chipotle chile and ancho chili powder in place of the cayene, but I don't expect they will improve on the flavor. I just always want to try to improve really great recipes.

  • Debranichols Posted: 05/31/10
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    I made this this winter on my indoor grill and it was wonderful. Going to make outside today! Looking forward to it.

  • JulieMG Posted: 11/03/10
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    I love this recipe...make the rub in a large quantity and keep in the cupboard, excellent on chicken breast for chicken tacos, excellent on chicken breasts for fettucinni alfredo and even great on turkey burgers...a must!!!

  • Kinzinger Posted: 03/01/11
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    Delicious! I grilled the shrimp kabobs in a grill pan on my stove-top. It is spicy, but just cut back on the crushed red pepper amount to suit your taste. Definately will make again; everyday meal or for summer barbecues. I didn't make the suggested side dish.

  • steponme Posted: 05/02/11
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    The shrimp was good and the fruit salsa went well with the shrimp. It was too late for me to grill, so I pan seared the shrimp in a non-stick skillet. If I'd time, I would've rounded out the meal with some jasmine rice; next time.

  • MarkSz Posted: 08/13/11
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    We loved it. Very easy to make and cook. My wife and youngest daughter are not fans of spicy heat but they still ate it because they liked the flavors. I am about as un Jamaican as you get so I don't know the recipe for true Jerk spice but it tasted great to us. I will definitely make this again. Fruit salsa was good but It can go without the Cilantro. Ate this with the Mixed lettuce, Pear and Goat cheese Salad with Citrus dressing (In cookinglight recipe finder). Very healthy and light

  • angelagag Posted: 08/20/11
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    This recipe was a big hit at my house. I made this one for the lovers of something spicy, but everyone enjoyed it because it wasn't spicy at all. Will definitely make it again, adding a little extra red pepper for those that like to have fire shooting out of their ears!!

  • akersten Posted: 08/21/11
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    This was great, but I made some modifications: I didn't make the rub, I used The Spice House Jamaican Style Jerk Seasoning which I had on hand. I mixed the shrimp with the olive oil and sprinkled it with 2-3T of the jerk seasoning. My grocery store didn't have any ripe pineapple, so I substitued ripe mango instead, I also added some avocado, the salsa was great. I may substitute ripe peaches for the pineapple next time. We'll definitley make this again.

  • magyargirl Posted: 08/27/11
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    I made this recipe while awaiting Hurricane Irene. I substituted peaches for pineapple in the salsa and made it in a non stick pan inside. Served it with brown rice. Delicious, healthy and easy!

  • Hamlet2412 Posted: 08/21/11
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    I was pleasantly surprised that the onion tasted so well with pineapple and cucumber salsa. Beware, I used large 21/30 count shrimp and they only needed grilling 3 minutes on one side and only one minute on the other side. Shrimp loose their flavor if overcooked even a little...and remember they keep cooking once they come off the grill.

  • viccigarcia Posted: 09/05/11
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    Quick and delicious! I love how it starts out sweet and succulent then explodes into smoky hot flavor. Will make again and again!

  • Rhonda1962 Posted: 09/12/11
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    Family favorite

  • No Longer Registered Posted: 09/16/11
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    Very good. My son took the shrimp home with him. But my husband said it was too hot for him. Such a whus... just kidding. Super simple to put together, too.

  • JekkaV Posted: 12/12/11
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    Halved this recipe for my husband and I and it was yummy. Low cal and ridiculously easy to make! I warmed the salsa up in a pan, and I would definitely recommend it that way. Eat the salsa and the shrimp in the same bite. Cooling cucumber/pineapple salsa + slightly spicy shrimp = delish!

  • chattakiki Posted: 04/03/13
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    Made this at the beach - just wonderful & super easy to assemble! in the time it took to heat the grill (charcoal), I made the salsa & prepped the shrimp! A couple of notes: decreased the red pepper to 1/4 teaspoon, bought 36 count shrimp (tend to be more tender), and we double skewered them instead of using one skewer. My rule of thumb is to plan for 1/2 lb. of shrimp per person. Goes great with Sangria!

  • zombik1682 Posted: 07/23/12
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    Really good. A bit spicy, a bit sweet- all around awesome flavors. Tasted even better the next day, cold and in a salad. Will definitely make again.

  • DonnaB1902 Posted: 08/31/12
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    DELICIOUS! A quick and easy recipe! It has some "kick" which takes it over the top!

  • Emz101 Posted: 01/03/13
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    Not my favorite. I found it very overly salty and spiced. I think if you enjoy strong flavors you will like this, but I would not make this again. I perfer shrimp grilled with a little olive oil, fresh garlic with a sprinkle of parsley.

  • Carolrod Posted: 08/20/12
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    My family loves this! I increased allspice to almost 1/4 tsp and used Turbinado sugar. I make the salsa and get the seasoning ready the night before to prepare for a quick weeknight meal. I serve it with Cuban Black Beans and Rice with a side salad. I always make extra shrimp for lunch salad - lettuce topped with the pineapple salsa, reheated shrimp, and Bolthouse Farms Tropical Mango dressing.

  • seaside725 Posted: 05/22/13
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    This was very tasty, but the shrimp was a bit too spicy for my family. Now I would rate it 5 stars, but you would have to enjoy the spiciness of the flavors. I will be making this again.

  • mrscrazyed Posted: 07/05/12
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    Wahoo, this was strong! I am so glad we tasted the spice mixture before applying to the shrimp. Perhaps jerk is not the way to go with this, but neither DH nor myself liked the combination. Ended up using another recipe from this site.

  • smithker Posted: 09/04/13
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    This recipe is phenomenal! Love the spices on the shrimp, if you don't like strong seasoning just cut back on the amount. We made enough to have left overs and ended up eating them all. The fruit salsa is delicious, the only change I made was to add a little jalapeno for some extra heat. This is definitely a keeper.

  • charoulli Posted: 02/24/14
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    I know everyone is in love with this recipe, but we only found it ok. After grilling the shrimp, it seemed that the taste wasn't as strong as expected.

  • Lynn2601 Posted: 06/29/13
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    My very favorite go to shrimp recipe! I've seen reviews that its too spicy but read the ingredients, if you don't like spicy you should not be making this to start with. The salsa really compliments the shrimps and brings the combination of spice and sweet together perfectly.

  • shoffma2 Posted: 07/05/13
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    Made this for 4th of July. Family loved it. Will make it again.

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