Jerk-Spiced Shrimp

 

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: 40 Minutes

 

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.  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.

 

Cooking Light

AUGUST 2009

 

Source: MyRecipes