- 1 pound large shrimp (16/20 or 21/25)
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- ½ cup scallions, finely chopped
- 2 teaspoons fresh thyme
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground pimento (allspice)
- ½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
- ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 hot pepper
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 3 tablespoons soy sauce
- ¼ cup cooking oil
- 1 tablespoon vinegar (cider or white)
01Place all the ingredients (except the shrimp, of course) in a food processor fitted with the steel blade and process until everything is well combined. Store the leftover marinade in the refrigerator in a tightly closed jar for about 1 month.
02In a large bowl season the shrimp with a generous amount of jerk seasoning. Let sit for 20 minutes.
03Preheat a a saute pan with a little bit of olive oil. Add shrimp and cook about 5 minutes a side. If you want to grill, thread the shrimp on a BBQ skewer and alternate with pineapple and red onion.
04Serve the shrimp as an appetizer with lime wedges, and crusty bread… or serve it with rice and vegetables (or a crispy salad) for a main.