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Pepper Shrimps

Jamaican Peppered Shrimps

You will absolutely love this amazing Jamaican peppered shrimp recipe. You can make it as spicy as you wish, or if you want a little less heat, you can adjust the spices to suit your taste buds. 
Course Appetizer
Cuisine Jamaican
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 259kcal
Author myjamaicanrecipes.com


  • 2 Lbs Large Shrimp De-veined with shell on
  • 2 Tbsp Coconut oil
  • 1 Tbsp Salt
  • 2 Tbsp Jerk seasoning
  • 2 Stalks Scallions Chopped
  • 1 Tsp Annatto seeds
  • 1 Tsp Pickling spice
  • 6 Whole Allspice seeds crushed
  • 2 Tbsp Vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp Jamaican White Rum


  • In a bowl combine shrimp with salt, Jerk sauce, and scallions. Let marinate for 30 minutes.
  • In a large heavy skillet over low heat, place coconut oil, and annatto seeds,  in skillet, oil will turn a bright orange.
  • Remove seeds from oil and turn the stove on high, add pimento seeds and pickling spice.
  • Place seasoned shrimp in hot skillet and stir swiftly until shrimp is incorporated with seasoned oil (approximately 5-6 minutes). Do not overcook. Turn heat off.
  • Splash with vinegar and white rum.
  • Transfer to a serving bowl, let cool....peel, eat and enjoy!!!!


This makes for a delicious appetizer before the main course at a dinner party, or it can be used for a super bowl party or any informal gathering where finger food is served. Your guests will be coming back for more.
Watch this useful video by caribbeanpot.com, that shows you how to make Jamaican Pepper Shrimps.


Serving: 01 | Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 457mg | Sodium: 2860mg | Potassium: 233mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 997IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 288mg | Iron: 5mg