Jamaican Hot Pepper Shrimp

Jamaican Hot Pepper Shrimp

Ready in 20 minutes
2 review(s) averaging 3.5. 100% would make again

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Peel-n-eat shrimp, Caribbean style.


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-- The Broth --
4 large Scallions; rough chopped
6 cloves garlic; crushed
2 tablespoons Thyme; fresh leaves
1 large habanero chile; seeded & chopped
2 tablespoons Kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon Black pepper; cracked or coarse ground
1 tablespoon Allspice berries
-- The Shrimp --
1 pound large shrimp; shell on, (20-30 count)
-- Garnish --
1 ounce Dark rum; optional
1 large Mango; peeled & cubed
1 tablespoon Coconut; shredded or flakes

Original recipe makes 4



Bring 4 - 5 cups of water to a boil and add the Broth ingredients. The peppers will give off a strong vapor at first so you'll want to have ventilation available. You can adjust the number and type of peppers to your taste but this should be a spicy dish. Lower the hear and simmer the broth for about 30 minutes.

Return the broth to a boil, add the shrimp and allow it to cook for a couple of minutes until the shrimp just start to turn pink. Then turn off the heat and leave the shrimp in the pot while it cools to room temperature. This should take about 20 - 30 minutes.

When the shrimp are cooled remove them from the broth and allow them to drain briefly.

Splash the rum over the mango and mix in the coconut shreds. Place a small amount of this mixture on the plate and scatter shrimp over it.

Serve with your favorite carribean drink or a cold Jamaican beer.

HINT: If you want to speed up the cooling process on the next batch save the broth and freeze it in an ice cube tray. Then you can add the broth cubes to the pot to speed the cooling process without diluting the wonderful flavor.


I garnished my version with a bit of Thai sweet chilie sauce.


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I used a jalapeno pepper since I couldn't find a habanero and this probably influenced the flavors. The shrimp were not hot and I was looking forward to something spicy so I was a bit disappointed. But otherwise, the flavors were decent. If I were to make this again, I'd make it with a good rice and black bean side dish that would really complement the shrimp. Or, this would also make a good party food.
IvySue 4 years ago

I garnished my version with a bit of Thai sweet chilie sauce. [I posted this recipe.]
promfh 8 years ago

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