Jerk Shrimp With Pineapple Rice


Jerk Shrimp With Pineapple Rice

Jerk Shrimp With Pineapple Rice– This is an easy-peasy 30 minute meal, with restaurant quality taste. Delicious pineapple rice, sprinkled with cilantro, then topped off with savory jerk shrimp. So simple, yet so flavorful.

Makes 4 servings.

Jerk Shrimp With Pineapple Rice

Jerk Shrimp With Pineapple Rice
For The Rice
  1. 1 cup water
  2. 1/2 cup pineapple juice (from the can of pineapples)
  3. 1 cup pineapple chunks, drained
  4. 1 tablespoon butter
  5. 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
  6. 1 tsp. curry powder
  7. 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
  8. 1/2 tsp. onion powder
  9. 1/2 tsp. salt
  10. 1 tablespoon maple syrup, 100% pure
  11. 1 tablespoon of lime juice, freshly squeezed
  12. 1 cup of basmati rice
  13. 2 to 4 tablespoons of cilantro, chopped
For the Shrimp
  1. 2 cloves garlic, minced
  2. 2 tablespoons butter
  3. 4 cups of shrimp, small/baby size
  4. 2 1/4 tsp. Caribbean jerk seasoning 
  5. chopped green onions
Cook the rice
  1. In a medium sized pot add water, pineapple juice, pineapple chunks, butter, red pepper, curry powder, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, maple syrup, and lime juice. Bring pot to a boil. Stir in rice, and continue boiling over medium-high heat.
  2. Reduce heat to a simmer and cover. Cook rice for about 20 minutes, until all water is adsorbed and rice is soft.
  3. Remove from heat and let rice sit for 10 minutes covered. (In the meantime make the shrimp) Fluff rice with fork when finished, then stir in cilantro.
Cook the shrimp
  1. Melt butter in a large pan over medium-high heat. Stir in garlic and cook for about 1-2 minutes, or until fragrant. (don't let garlic burn).
  2. Reduce heat, stir in shrimp and jerk seasoning. Cook shrimp for about 2-3 minutes or until shrimp is pink.
  3. Turn off the heat, and toss shrimp with desired amount of chopped green onions. Serve over rice.
Notes
  1. Don't use the wet jerk seasoning. This recipe is to be made with a dry jerk seasoning.