Jamaican Shrimp

Total Time

Prep: 35 min. + marinating


15-20 servings

Updated: Sep. 30, 2022
Zesty jerk seasoning is a nice complement to sweet mango in this crowd-pleasing appetizer. Although this delicious dish takes time to prepare, it's conveniently made ahead and refrigerated until ready to serve.


  • 3 quarts water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds uncooked medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1 jalapeno pepper, seeded and finely chopped
  • 4 teaspoons honey
  • 3 teaspoons Caribbean jerk seasoning
  • 1 medium mango or 2 medium peaches, peeled and cubed
  • 1 small red onion, thinly sliced and separated into rings
  • 1 medium lime, quartered and sliced


  1. In a large saucepan, bring water and salt to a boil. Add shrimp; boil for 3 minutes or until shrimp turn pink, stirring occasionally. Drain and rinse with cold water; transfer to a large resealable plastic bag.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the oil, vinegar, lime juice, jalapeno, honey and jerk seasoning. Pour 3/4 cup marinade over shrimp. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 1-2 hours. Refrigerate remaining marinade.
  3. Just before serving, drain and discard marinade from shrimp. On a large serving platter, layer with shrimp, mango, onion and lime. Drizzle with remaining marinade.

Nutrition Facts

4 each: 114 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 286mg sodium, 6g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 10g protein.