Exquisite Jamaican Jerk Shrimp with Tangy Pineapple Salsa

Exquisite Jamaican Jerk Shrimp with Tangy Pineapple Salsa

This stellar dish combines the bold, spicy flavors of Jamaican Jerk seasoning with the sweetness of fresh pineapple salsa. Perfect for a summer barbecue or a flavorful dinner, this dish will transport your taste buds straight to the Caribbean. The succulent shrimp are marinated and grilled to perfection, complemented perfectly by the refreshing and zesty salsa.

### Ingredients:
For the Jamaican Jerk Shrimp:
– 1 lb. large shrimp, peeled and deveined
– 2 tbsp. olive oil
– 1 tbsp. Jamaican Jerk seasoning
– 2 cloves garlic, minced
– Juice of 1 lime
– Salt and pepper to taste

For the Pineapple Salsa:
– 1 cup fresh pineapple, finely diced
– 1/2 red bell pepper, finely diced
– 1/4 red onion, finely chopped
– 1 jalapeño, seeded and minced
– 2 tbsp. fresh cilantro, chopped
– Juice of 1 lime
– Salt to taste

### Instructions:

1. Prepare the shrimp:

1. In a large bowl, combine olive oil, Jamaican Jerk seasoning, minced garlic, lime juice, salt, and pepper.
2. Add the shrimp to the marinade and toss to coat thoroughly. Cover and marinate in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes or up to 2 hours.

2. Make the pineapple salsa:

1. In a medium bowl, combine the diced pineapple, red bell pepper, red onion, jalapeño, cilantro, lime juice, and salt. Mix well to incorporate all ingredients.
2. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve to allow the flavors to meld.

3. Cook the shrimp:

1. Preheat your grill to medium-high heat or heat a grill pan on the stove over medium-high heat.
2. Thread the marinated shrimp onto skewers (if using wooden skewers, soak them in water for at least 30 minutes to prevent burning).
3. Grill the shrimp for 2-3 minutes per side, or until they are pink, opaque, and slightly charred around the edges.

4. Serve:

1. Remove the shrimp from the grill and transfer to a serving plate.
2. Spoon the pineapple salsa over the grilled shrimp.
3. Garnish with extra cilantro, if desired, and serve immediately.

Enjoy your Exquisite Jamaican Jerk Shrimp with Tangy Pineapple Salsa! This dish pairs wonderfully with coconut rice or a fresh garden salad.