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Jerk Shrimp


This time last year, I was in the Caribbean dining on the most delicious jerk-everything.  As a lover of all things rich and spicy, I was all over this deeply pungent and spiced tangle of flavors.  This recipe is a culmination of a years endeavors to match that food memory and I hope you enjoy!


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Jerk Shrimp
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Serves: 2-3 Dozen Kabobs

  • 2 lbs shrimp {or chicken}
  • ½ c unfiltered apple cider vinegar
  • ½ c freshly squeezed orange juice
  • ¾ c freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1½ ts allspice
  • ½ ts freshly ground nutmeg
  • 1 tb kosher salt
  • ¼ c brown sugar
  • 1 ts dried thyme
  • 2 ts freshly grated ginger
  • ¼ c coconut oil
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 green onion
  • 5 garlic cloves
  • 1-2 scotch bonnet {or habanero peppers}
  • Freshly cracked black pepper to taste
  • Fresh pineapple {optional}

  1. Blend everything except the shrimp {or chicken} and pour and cover to marinate 1 hour to overnight and grill.


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15 thoughts on “Jerk Shrimp

  • LESTER says:

    Angie.What a lovely, delicious easy to make recipe.Thanks so much for sharing! Hope you and J are enjoying your new home.



  • francesca says:

    ahhh. maybe its the jamaican thing, but anything with jerk sauce reminds me of summah. im a total sucker for spiciness!

  • Lorraine @ Not Quite Nigella says:

    Mmm jerk is so good! So spicy and full of flavour! I like the idea of jerk shrimp. I’ve only really had it on chicken and other meats but seafood would be divine!

  • Liz says:

    Oh, boy does your jerk shrimp look incredible! All the yummy flavors and spice…perfect to toss on the grill for this upcoming holiday weekend!

  • brian says:

    that is too complicated for me. can u just cover everything in chocolate + call it day? hahahhaa i still haven”t eaten any “Jerk” food yet. but wanting to try.

  • Tandy | Lavender and Lime says:

    You’ve inspired me to try my jerk seasoning!

  • Judit + Corina @ Glamorous Bite says:

    We love spicy flavors too, and your jerk shrimp sounds super delicious, Angie!

  • Choc Chip Uru says:

    There are many out there who would love some shrimp like this

  • Joanne says:

    Jerk seasoning has the best flavor! THis sounds great.

  • Kelly says:

    This looks so flavorful! I love jerk chicken and can’t wait to try the shrimp version. Thanks for sharing Angela

  • Karen (Back Road Journal) says:

    I love jerked food and your shrimp skewers look terrific.

  • Evelyne@cheapethniceatz says:

    I love intensely spiced food and this recipe really hits the spot. We have a lot of Jamaican restos in my hood so never tried to make it. I should with this recipe.

  • Sissi says:

    I have never had Carribean food, but since it’s full of spices and, most of all, hot, I’m sure I would like it. I have already fallen in love with your jerk shrimp.

  • Mary Frances says:

    I love jerk even though it can be a little spicy sometimes. Don’t forget the rice and peas on the side!

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