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Skewers of jerk shrimp and pineapple, topped with parsley.
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Jerk Shrimp Kabobs

These jerk shrimp kabobs are skewers of shrimp, pineapple and peppers, all coated in homemade Jamaican jerk seasoning, then grilled to perfection. A quick dinner option that's full of flavor.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword jerk shrimp, shrimp kabobs
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 248kcal
Author Sara Welch

Ingredients

For the jerk seasoning

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoons onion powder
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons cayenne pepper more or less to taste, this is spicy!

For the shrimp kabobs

  • 1 pound large shrimp peeled and deveined, tails removed if desired
  • 2 cups pineapple chunks
  • 1 red bell pepper cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley

Instructions

  • For the jerk seasoning: combine all the spices. Store in a jar or resealable bag for later use.
  • Heat a grill or a grill pan to medium high.
  • Thread the shrimp, pineapple and red pepper onto skewers.
  • Brush the skewers with olive oil and sprinkle 2-3 teaspoons of jerk seasoning over the skewers - be sure to season both sides.
  • Place on the grill and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, or until shrimp are pink and opaque.
  • Sprinkle with parsley and serve.
  • Broiler instructions: Place the skewers on a sheet pan coated with cooking spray. Broil for 3-4 minutes per side or until cooked through.

Notes

  1. The jerk seasoning makes about 1/3 cup so you will have some left over. Store it in a cool dark place for up to 6 months and sprinkle over meats, vegetables and fish.

Nutrition

Calories: 248kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 285mg | Sodium: 353mg | Potassium: 563mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 1790IU | Vitamin C: 70.5mg | Calcium: 226mg | Iron: 4.2mg