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Papaya and Shrimp Salad

Papaya Salad With Shrimp

Papaya salad made with spicy shrimp is the perfect appetizer or can be served as a main course. Great for BBQ's or the dinner table.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Jamaican
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 134kcal
Author myjamaicanrecipes.com


  • 1/1 lb Shrimp Raw, and Deveined EZ peel
  • 1/4 cup Apricot Brandy
  • 1 Small Papaya Ripe (peeled and cubed)
  • 1/4 cup Meyers Dark Rum
  • 2 tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 tbsp Garlic Salt
  • 1 tbsp Annatto
  • 1 tbsp Grace Jamaican Jerk Seasoning
  • 2 whole Bay Leaves
  • 2 stalks Green Onions Chopped
  • 2 tbsp Vinegar


  • Marinate cubed papaya in apricot brandy and Meyers rum and refrigerate.
  • Season shrimp with jerk sauce garlic salt green onions and bay leaves.
  • In a Dutch oven or heavy frying pan add coconut oil to medium heat until hot. Add annatto to Hot oil. Turn heat up on high. 
  • Add shrimp with all seasoning and stir-fry until shrimp is a pale pink do not overcook. Turn heat off and add vinegar and stir well for approx 5 mins. Let cool.


Serving: 01 | Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 12g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 143mg | Sodium: 1331mg | Potassium: 108mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 522IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 94mg | Iron: 2mg