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Great summer recipes: Tasty Jerk Spiced Shrimp

21 Jun 2015

By Amy Poore

 

If you’re planning a backyard get-together this summer, why not try something totally new and different? This jerk spiced shrimp with pineapple salsa is a dish that’s sure to please any seafood lover! The salsa is a snap to make, too.

Hope you enjoy this one as much as I do.

Have a great week, and bon appétit!

Jerk Spiced Shrimp 

  • 1 tablespoon sugar 
  • 1 tablespoon paprika 
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt 
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground red pepper 
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground thyme 
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground allspice 
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil 
  • 1 1/2 pounds peeled and deveined large shrimp
  • 1 gallon freezer bag
  • Cooking spray

 

Pineapple Salsa 

  • 2 cups fresh pineapple, diced
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup sliced red onion
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar

 

Combine all salsa ingredients well, cover and chill for 30 minutes. 

 

While salsa chills, add all shrimp ingredients in freezer bag, mix well. 

 

Thread shrimp evenly onto skewers (metal or water soaked wooden ones). Place skewers on grill or skillet coated with cooking spray.  

 

Grill/cook on medium/high heat for 6 minutes or until done, flipping once. 

 

Serve immediately with pineapple salsa and jasmine rice (optional). 

Amy Poore is a new mom, a wife and a foodie. To see more of Amy's delicious recipes, visit her blog, Poore Amy, at www.pooreamy.com  

Photo: Amy Poore

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Amy Poore

I am a newly married 34 year old southern girl. Pooreamy is a play on my name and really an oxymoron because my life is full, rich and happy. I’m an open book who loves to talk, share and hopefully help others with some of the things (actual items and wisdom) I have discovered and continue to discover over the years. I live in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, which is the home of the University of Alabama (Roll Tide!) and my Alma Mater.

I grew up on a farm in Cullman eating the best fresh country food you have ever tasted! I was an only child and because my mother and grandmother were both excellent cooks I never once worried about why it tasted so good or how to recreate it (I was kind of spoiled like that – never had to help in the kitchen). Now with my love of cooking, looking back I really regret not getting in there and learning a few tricks from my Mammaw. Luckily, I have my mom to pass on recipes and helpful tips but there are several things she never felt the need to learn either. I also believe that my raising had to do with the reason I love food – all kinds of food – as a child I had to have 3 bites of everything on my plate (Brussels sprouts, liver etc.) and I had to adamantly say I didn’t like it on three occasions to not have to ever eat it again. Needless to say, in the end, there were very few things that I didn’t like. Liver was one of them – I still don’t like it.

So……now I LOVE to cook and eat and I also like to share things. Blogging seemed to be a great way to do both. I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy doing it. Please feel free to make comments, suggestions and ask questions. I’ll do my best to answer them all. Y’all come back, ya hear!

Website: www.pooreamy.com/

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