Sautéed Jerk Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa is mild, spicy shrimp paired with a cooling, sweet salsa. This is a quick and easy meal to prepare.
When I prepare this meal, I start by putting the crushed pineapple in a strainer so that the juice is drained off. Jeff likes to drink the juice, so I save it for him. Once the pineapple is drained, I add the spices, honey and lemon juice to the pineapple and stir until well blended. If you use minced onion, it will take a few minutes for the minced onion to soften.
I keep uncooked shrimp in my freezer. Shrimp thaw fast under cold water. Once they are thawed, I peel them, which doesn't take too long to do for just one pound of shrimp. Once peeled, I pat the shrimp dry then add the oil and jerk seasoning and stir until the shrimp are coated. Once the shrimp are coated, I sauté them until cooked.
I like to serve the Sautéed Jerk Shrimp on a bed of basmati rice with the Pineapple Salsa and a vegetable on the side. I keep individual servings of cooked basmati rice in my freezer. The rice thaws quickly in the microwave, so it is a quick side dish to prepare. I usually buy vegetables at the farm market to blanch and freeze them, so I have side dishes that I can prepare in minutes. The jerk shrimp and pineapple salsa are quick to make and thawing the rice and vegetables just take a few minutes, so this tasty dinner is prepared in about 20-25 minutes!
I hope you enjoy the Sautéed Jerk Shrimp!
Sautéed Jerk Shrimp with Pineapple Salsa
- 20 ounces crushed pineapple, drained
- 2 tablespoons minced onion, or one small onion, chopped
- 2 tablespoons dried parsley
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon ground ginger
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1 tablespoon jerk seasoning
- 2 teaspoons vegetable oil or your favorite oil
- 3-4 sprays olive oil cooking spray or your favorite cooking spray
- In a 4-cup bowl or larger, put the drained crushed pineapple, onion, parsley, lemon juice, ginger, chili powder and honey. Mix well and set aside.
- In a bowl large enough to hold the shrimp, add the shrimp, vegetable oil and jerk seasoning. Stir until the shrimp are coated.
- Spray a skillet with cooking spray and heat the skillet over medium-high heat.
- Once the skillet is hot, add the shrimp in a single layer.
- Turn the shrimp after about three minutes or until you can see the shrimp turning opaque. Cook for another 2-3 minutes, or until the shrimp are done.
- Serve 1/4 of the shrimp with about 1/2 cup of pineapple salsa.