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

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 1-1/2 teaspoons dried thyme, 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice, 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper, 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon, and 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper.

Nutrition Facts

106.8 calories; protein 16g 32% DV; carbohydrates 5.6g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 0.6g 2% DV; sugars 3.7g; fat 2g 3% DV; saturated fat 0.3g 2% DV; cholesterol 147.4mg 49% DV; vitamin a iu 236.8IU 5% DV; vitamin c 23.1mg 38% DV; folate 9mcg 2% DV; calcium 38.8mg 4% DV; iron 2.5mg 14% DV; magnesium 32.2mg 12% DV; potassium 204mg 6% DV; sodium 246mg 10% DV.