Jerk Shrimp Kebabs

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Servings: 6
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: 7 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1/2 cup bottled jerk sauce or Caribbean Jerk Seasoning, recipe follows
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
1 1/2 teaspoons peeled and finely chopped fresh ginger
1 pound large shrimp, peeled and deveined
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1 large onion, cut into chunks
1 red bell pepper, seeded and cut into 1/4-inch square chunks
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley, plus more for garnish

Caribbean Jerk Seasoning:

1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 teaspoon brown sugar
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon dried, crushed Scotch bonnet pepper
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon dried chives
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon dried thyme
Vegetable oil





If using bamboo skewers, soak them in water for at least 20 minutes. Preheat the broiler or prepare the grill.

In a large bowl, whisk together the jerk sauce, (or jerk seasoning, if using) 1/2 cup olive oil, and ginger. Add the shrimp and toss to coat. Cover and marinate for 15 minutes.

In a separate bowl, toss the tomatoes, onions, peppers, and parsley with the remaining 2 tablespoons olive oil. Season with salt and pepper. Skewer the vegetables and shrimp.

Place the skewers on a rimmed baking sheet lined with aluminum foil, or, if grilling, place on the grill. Cook, turning once, until the vegetables are tender and the shrimp are opaque, 5 to 6 minutes more. Garnish with parsley before serving.

Caribbean Jerk Seasoning:

Combine all ingredients but vegetable oil in a bowl until well-mixed. Add oil to create a marinade to your desired consistency. Store in an airtight container.

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Reader Comments:


The shrimp was wonderful. Full of great flavor. I love all your recipients, was never disappointed.

By Patty Rezmerski on August 31, 2013


This receipe sounds so lite,,,,,refeshing and fast. Is's going to be at our next familly get together!!!!!!!

By Ida Dohoney on April 08, 2013


Paula you and your family are the best... I just can feel all the love you all have for each other and for all us fans our here..Love and Good Health to all...... I'm bringing the shrimp recipe with me next week to my son house.I'll have it sll ready to put on the BBQ .I'll let you know how they all like it later.........................

By on June 24, 2012


love your show, more recipes with shrimp without the heat that's easy new mom

By allison bernard on April 13, 2011

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