Jerk Shrimp1

Jamaican Jerk Prawns with Pineapple Salsa

Caribbean flavors infuse this entire dish. Sweet pineapple and spicy peppers top these prawns perfectly.

Jerk Shrimp1

Jerk Shrimp1

Jamaican Jerk Prawns with Pineapple Salsa

Marla Hingley
Great flavors of the Carribean.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4



  • 4 scallions thinly sliced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh ginger minced
  • 3 garlic minced
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp allspice
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp brown sugar
  • 24 large prawns


  • 20 oz can pineapple tidbits drained (or 1 cup fresh)
  • 1 red pepper diced
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 1 scallion finely diced
  • 1 tsp fresh ginger
  • 2 tsp brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt

1 1/2 cups rice


    • Prepare Jerk seasonings: combine all ingredients, then toss in prawns to coat. Sauté in a bit of oil until fully cooked. Set aside.
    • Salsa: combine all ingredients and set aside (make ahead if possible to allow flavors to intensify).
    • Cook rice according to package directions.
    • To serve, put prawns over a bed of rice, then top with salsa.
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