Jerk Shrimp with Cilantro Lime Rice

Jerk Shrimp with Cilantro Lime Rice

Serves 6

The simple but flavorful marinade in this spicy-sweet shrimp dish is also excellent to use with pork chops or chicken legs and thighs.

Ingredients: 
  • 1 cup chopped white onions
  • 3/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup tamari
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon dried thyme
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground sage
  • 3 green onions, chopped, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 jalapeño, stemmed and seeded
  • 24 large shrimp, peeled, tails left on
  • 1 pound yams, peeled, thickly sliced and steamed for 8 minutes
  • 3 ears corn, husk and silk removed, halved
  • 2 red bell peppers, cored, seeded, and quartered
  • 1 pineapple, peeled and thickly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 2 cups jasmine rice
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Method: 

Put white onions, vinegar, orange juice, oil, tamari, sugar, thyme, cayenne, allspice, cinnamon, sage, green onions, garlic, and jalapeño into a blender and puree until smooth to make a marinade. Transfer 1/2 cup of the marinade to a wide, shallow dish, add shrimp, toss to coat, cover and refrigerate for 4 hours. Put remaining marinade into a large bowl with yams, corn, peppers, and pineapple, toss to coat, cover, and refrigerate for 4 hours as well. (Toss shrimp and vegetables in their containers occasionally while marinating.)

Preheat grill and skewer shrimp on metal skewers. When fire is hot, place pineapple, corn and yams on grill, cover and cook for 5 minutes. Flip them, move them to the outer edges of grill, and continue cooking until tender. Repeat process with peppers.

Place shrimp in center of grill, cook 2 minutes, covered, on each side. Transfer shrimp and vegetables to a large platter as done. Stir cilantro and lime juice into cooked rice and serve alongside shrimp and vegetables.

Nutritional Info: 
Per Serving:460 calories (100 from fat), 11g total fat, 1.5g saturated fat, 45mg cholesterol, 770mg sodium, 83g carbohydrate (7g dietary fiber, 23g sugar), 12g protein
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