Caribbean Grilled Jamaican Jerk Shrimp


This jerk shrimp is as easy to make as marinating the shrimp in the jerk marinade, skewering it and grilling it! Jerk spice is typically on the spicy side so I like to serve it with fresh fruits or salsas, especially in the summer! The only thing that is better than fresh fruit is grilled fresh fruit so why not throw something like pineapple or peaches onto the skewer along with the shrimp for grilling? It is hard to beat grilled meat on a stick for summer entertaining but throw some fruit into the mix and you have to have one of the most perfect appetizers around!


1 pound (20-25 or 16-20) shrimp, peeled and deveined

1/2 cup jerk marinade

2 slices pineapple, cut into 1/2 inch pieces


Marinate the shrimp in the the half of the jerk marinade for at least 20 minutes and up to over night, skewer the shrimp and pineapple and grill over medium-high heat until cooked, about 2-3 minutes per side.

Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Servings: 4

A quick and easy homemade jerk marinade!

Jerk Marinade Ingredients

1+ scotch bonnet pepper

2 cloves garlic

1 tablespoon ginger, grated

2 green onions

1 tablespoon thyme, chopped

1 tablespoon allspice

3/4 teaspoon nutmeg

3/4 teaspoon cinnamon

1 teaspoon pepper

1 tablespoon brown sugar

1 tablespoon oil

2 tablespoons white vinegar

2 tablespoons soy sauce

1 tablespoon dark rum

1/2 orange, juice and zest

1 lime, juice and zest