Jerk Shrimp with Lime Recipe

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Shrimp is given the Jamaican treatment when marinated in this exotic blend of seasonings, grilled on skewers, and then topped off with a squeeze of fresh lime.
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Servings: 4-5 shrimp
  • Marinade:
  • 1/2 cup yellow onion
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Tabasco sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon nutmeg
  • Skewers:
  • 40 large shrimp (about 2 lbs), peeled and deveined
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges
Container:Skewers, Food Processor, Plastic Bag (large)
15 mins
5 mins
1 hr
  • In food processor, combine marinade ingredients. Process until smooth.


  • Put shrimp in large plastic bag and pour in marinade. Press out air and seal bag tightly. Turn bag to distribute marinade and refrigerate 30-45 minutes.
  • Remove shrimp from the bag and discard the marinade. Thread shrimp on skewers (through head and tail to prevent them from spinning). Grill over direct high heat until shrimp are firm to the touch and just opaque (2-4 minutes), turn once.
  • Place on serving platter, squeeze a little lime juice over shrimp, and serve warm.
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