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"In The Mood" Grilled Jerk Shrimp

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This grilled jerk shrimp is pure fire!!! Juicy and plump jumbo shrimp is seasoned with dry jerk seasoning and quickly grilled for a great BBQ appetizer.

The shrimp is grilled directly over the coals for a quick cook so that you can serve your guests in a matter of minutes. 

grilled jerk shrimp on white plate

MOOD MUSIC

I'm not saying shrimp is an aphrodisiac, but this grilled jerk shrimp will put you in some type of mood; a good mood that is. Try them as an appetizer to open you up to the remainder of the your menu items.

Grilled Jerk Shrimp Ingredients

  • Jumbo Shrimp
  • Dry Jerk Seasoning
  • Olive Oil

How To Cook Jerk Shrimp

This is an easy dish that comes together quickly.

First step is to remove the shrimps’ shells and veins. Run a sharp knife across spine of the shrimp and then remove the black vein from each.

Add shrimp to a large bowl. Add in olive oil making sure the shrimp is glazed well with the oil. Add the jerk seasoning and toss well.

shrimp in bowl topped with seasoning

Fire grill up and prepare for direct heating. Once the fire is hot add the shrimp and grill no more than 2 minutes per side. Shrimp should turn an opaque orange in color.

 

shrimp grilling

Serve with your favorite green sauce.

grilled jerk shrimp on white plate

Grilled Shrimp Cooking Considerations

Choose the largest shrimp available. Smaller shrimp will cook too fast and thus be too easy to overcook.

Remove the shell, but leave the tail in tact for easier handling

Skewer the shrimp to make grilling simple and to prevent the shrimp from falling through the grates. Otherwise, use a seafood grill pan.

Make your own dry jerk seasoning mix using my recipe or use your favorite store-bought mix.

Butterfly the shrimp for better results. Butterflying creates more surface area for the seasoning and grilling purposes which means more intense flavor for you.

Serve with a green sauce.

Pair with sides like coconut ginger rice or curry collard greens or other appetizers like pork belly bites.

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grilled jerk shrimp on white plate

Grilled Jerk Shrimp

This grilled jerk shrimp is pure fire!!! Juicy and plump jumbo shrimp is seasoned with dry jerk seasoning and quickly grilled for a great BBQ appetizer.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Course: Appetizer
Cuisine: Jamaican
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 104kcal
Author: Marwin Brown

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Jumbo Shrimp peeled and de-veined
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon jerk seasoning

Instructions

  • Remove the shrimps’ shells and veins. Run a sharp knife across spine of the shrimp and then remove the black vein from each.
  • Add shrimp to a large bowl. Add in olive oil making sure the shrimp is glazed well with the oil. Add the jerk seasoning and toss well.
  • Fire grill up and prepare for direct heating. Once the fire is hot add the shrimp and grill no more than 2 minutes per side. Shrimp should turn an opaque orange in color.
  • Serve with your favorite green sauce.

Video

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Notes

Choose the largest shrimp available. Smaller shrimp will cook too fast and thus be too easy to overcook.
Remove the shell, but leave the tail in tact for easier handling
Skewer the shrimp to make grilling simple and to prevent the shrimp from falling through the grates. Otherwise, use a seafood grill pan.
Make your own dry jerk seasoning mix using my recipe or use your favorite store-bought mix.
Butterfly the shrimp for better results. Butterflying creates more surface area for the seasoning and grilling purposes which means more intense flavor for you.
Serve with a green sauce.
Pair with sides like coconut ginger rice or curry collard greens.

Nutrition

Calories: 104kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 191mg | Sodium: 631mg | Potassium: 113mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 791IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 118mg | Iron: 2mg
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