How to cook Jerk Shrimp

Published on December 16th 2021 by Rachael Ottier Hart.
Last updated on April 1st 2024
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Close up shot of Jerk shrimps in a plate with lemons on the side

When most people think of Caribbean food flavors, one of the most popular dishes is Jerk chicken. However, some people may not know that there are other ways to use the Jerk flavors in other side dishes.

This recipe is a perfect example of taking an average stovetop-cooked shrimp and kicking it up a notch. We will use our own Homemade Jerk Sauce recipe to marinate the shrimp before cooking. After cooking this Jerk Shrimp, you may even think this is the best way to cook shrimp!

You might also be interested in reading our full guide on Jamaican Jerk Seasoning, which contains substitutes, alternatives and much more.

If you love shrimps, you'll love this recipe for How to make Curry Shrimp, for your next culinary adventure.

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Time & Serves

Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
40 mins
Serves
4 persons

Ingredients

  • 1 pound Jumbo Shrimp

  • 2 tablespoons Jerk Sauce 

  • 3 tablespoons Oil

Instructions

Wash, rinse, and devein the shrimp, then season with the jerk paste and let it marinate in a container for at least 1 hour or overnight for more depth of flavor.

Using a deep skillet add the oil and bring to medium-high heat.

When the oil is hot, place the seasoned shrimp into the pan and sauté for 1-2 minutes on each side.

Once cooked, remove from the pan and place on a serving dish and add a little water to the pan to deglaze it and then drizzle the sauce over the shrimp or pour into a sauce dish.

Serve warm as an appetizer or as part of your meal.

Rachael Ottier Hart
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Rachael Ottier Hart
Author:

Join Rachael on a global culinary journey. With a passion for travel and diverse cuisines, she crafts recipes that weave flavors, scents, and stories into each dish, igniting your wanderlust with every bite.

More posts by Rachael Ottier Hart