Almost-instant jerk shrimp

Total Time
10 min
5 min
5 min
This shrimp dish really hits the spot when it comes to lip-tingling heat. All you have to do is season the shrimp with store-bought jerk seasoning and let it marinate for about 10 minutes. Just be sure not to let the shrimp go for much longer, as seafood doesn't need to marinate for as long as other meat like chicken, pork, or steak. The spicy seasoning is then nicely balanced out by chopped parsley and fresh lime juice. You can turn the shrimp into a meal by serving with two grilled bell peppers, thickly sliced, and a bowl of brown rice alongside.


Uncooked shrimp

½ pound(s), (about 14), shells left on

Canola oil

2 tsp

Jerk seasoning

¾ tsp, sugar-free variety

Fresh parsley

2 tsp, fresh flat-leaf, chopped


1 medium, cut into wedges


  1. Toss together the shrimp, oil, and jerk seasoning in a medium bowl until evenly coated. Let stand at room temperature, 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  2. Meanwhile, spray a nonstick ridged grill pan with nonstick spray and set over medium-high heat. Place the shrimp on the pan and grill until just opaque throughout, about 2 minutes on each side.
  3. Arrange the shrimp on a serving plate and sprinkle with the parsley. Serve with lime wedges. Yields about 7 shrimps per serving.