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Jamaican Shrimp Skewers

Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword Jamaican Shrimp Skewers
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Calories 433kcal

Ingredients

  • 1 cup brown rice, raw
  • 1/2 medium orange
  • 1 medium lime
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper/chili flakes
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 1 tablespoon ginger root, fresh
  • 2 stalk green onion
  • 1 tablespoon thyme, fresh
  • 1 tablespoon allspice
  • 3/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper, ground
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon vinegar, distilled
  • 2 tablespoon soy sauce, gluten free
  • 1 pound shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 6 slice pineapple
  • 1 medium cucumber
  • 1 medium tomato, red
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, ground

Instructions

  • Cook rice according to the package directions.
  • Zest and juice the orange half and the lime.
  • Using a food processor puree pepper flakes, garlic, ginger, green onions, thyme, allspice, nutmeg, cinnamon, pepper, brown sugar, oil, vinegar, soy sauce, orange juice, orange zest, lime juice, and lime zest.
  • Add marinade to the shrimp and marinate for 15-30 minutes.
  • Cut pineapple into smaller pieces and skewer with the shrimp.  If grilling outdoors, preheat grill to medium-high. Grill for approximately 2-3 minutes per side.
  • Chop tomatoes and cucumber. Add these to a bowl with any remaining pineapple. Season with 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; toss to coat.
  • Serve shrimp with rice and salad.

Nutrition

Calories: 433kcal | Carbohydrates: 70g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 182mg | Sodium: 700mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 19g