Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.

Gluten Sensitivity
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten.


"Pepper is small in quantity and great in virtue."

The refrigerator light goes on...

Bang, bang, youíre done. Keep some jerk rub in your spice cabinet and you can toss it on shrimp or chicken breasts. A little sweet salsa is easy to make and in 20 minutes you are ready to put on some Jimmy Buffett and chow down.

Storing Fish and Shellfish

After I buy any fish I generally rinse it well in cold water and place it in an air tight container. I then place the container in the bottom of the refrigerator on top of an ice pack (the type that you would use in a cooler). The ice pack will stay frozen for about 36 hours in the fridge and keep the fish cold without freezing it.

I use a round plastic container (like Tupperware or Rubbermaid) that holds a standard steamer basket.  The fish in the ziplock bag goes on top of the steamer basket in the plastic container.  I then place some ice around the fish and seal the container and place it in the bottom of the refrigerator .  The ice melts slowly and drips to the bottom of the container.   

I often buy frozen shrimp but if I am going to use it quickly I will buy thawed shrimp at the market.  I then shell it and store it in a tightly sealed container on ice.  I donít generally devein shrimp until I am ready to cook it.  


Jerk Shrimp

Servings = 2 | Serving size =4 ounces shrimp

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5.

This recipe also requires making Jerk Rub

Leftovers are great in sandwiches and salads.

Serve with Jasmine Rice or Coconut Rice or Coconut Rice - Low Sodium Version or Jasmine Rice - Low Sodium Version or Brown Rice or Caribbean Rice


Serve with Melon Salsa or Mango Salsa

8 ounces large shrimp (peeled and deveined)
2 tsp jerk seasoning blend
spray oil

Prepare the barbecue (medium heat) if the jerk is to be grilled.

Place the shrimp and jerk seasoning blend in a zipper bag, seal, and shake the bag until the shrimps are thoroughly coated. Let marinate at least ten minutes.

Thread shrimp onto metal or soaked wooden skewers (for the grill) or place a griddle or grill pan over medium high heat.

Grill on the barbecue or grill pan for about 8 minutes on the first side and then turn. Cook until opaque in the center. Total cooking time will be about 15 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 4 ounces shrimp w/ 1/4 cup salsa

Servings = 2


Amount Per Serving

Calories 123 Calories from Fat 18
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 2g 3%
    Saturated Fat <1g 2%
    Monounsaturated Fat 0g  
    Trans Fat 0g  
Cholesterol 170mg 57%
Sodium 216mg 9%
Total Carbohydrates 2g 1%
    Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
    Sugars 0g  
Protein 23g  
Vitamin A 5% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 6% Iron 17%
Vitamin K 1 mcg Potassium 221 mg
Magnesium 43 mg