Jamaican Jerk Shrimp with Papaya and Pineapple

Jamaican Jerk Shrimp with Papaya and Pineapple

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Shrimp marinated with Jamaican seasonings, papaya, pineapple, and red sweet peppers make a wonderful small bite or appetizer.

Ingredients 12 servings

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  • 2 pounds frozen peeled, large cooked shrimp (with tails)
  • 1 tablespoon Jamaican jerk seasoning (see Tip)
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil
  • ½ 24 to 26-ounce jar refrigerated sliced papaya, drained and coarsely chopped (1¼ cups)
  • 1 (8 ounce) can pineapple tidbits, drained and chopped
  • ¼ cup chopped roasted red sweet peppers
  • ¼ cup sliced green onions
  • 1 teaspoon finely shredded lime peel
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • Green onions (optional)


  • Prep

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  1. Thaw shrimp. Place shrimp in a resealable plastic bag. Add jerk seasoning and oil to shrimp. Seal bag; turn to coat shrimp. Chill for 30 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, combine papaya, pineapple, roasted peppers, sliced green onions, lime peel, lime juice, and garlic. Cover and chill until serving time.
  3. To serve, gently stir together shrimp and fruit mixture. If desired, garnish with whole green onions.
  • Tip: Look for jerk seasoning in the herb and spice section of a large supermarket. To make homemade jerk seasoning, in a small bowl, combine 1- ½ teaspoons dried thyme, ½ teaspoon ground allspice, ½ teaspoon ground black pepper, ⅛ teaspoon salt, ⅛ teaspoon ground cinnamon, and ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: ⅔ cup
  • Per serving: 107 calories; 2 g fat(0 g sat); 1 g fiber; 6 g carbohydrates; 16 g protein; 9 mcg folate; 147 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 237 IU vitamin A; 23 mg vitamin C; 39 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 246 mg sodium; 204 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (38% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½

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