Jerk Shrimp and Citrus Salad

Jerk Shrimp and Citrus Salad
Staff Writer
Jerk Shrimp and Citrus Salad
Hermitage Bay
Jerk Shrimp and Citrus Salad

The dish was created to bring some of my roots (Jamaican pepper shrimp) into a more contemporary healthy style of meal. Pepper shrimp in Jamaica is street food sold in little bags on the side of the road, so with a little flair and some dose of my own personal style of eating (light and salad-type foods) the homey favorite became a very refreshing and healthy meal ideally to be served on a hot day.

2
Servings
359
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1  Tablespoon  balsamic vinegar
  • 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • grapefruit, segmented, juice reserved
  • orange, juice reserved
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2  Pound  shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1  Tablespoon  hot jerk seasoning
  • small red onion, julienned
  • 1/2  Pound  beets, roasted and cut into wedges
  • 6  Ounces  cucumber, peeled and sliced
  • heads baby lettuce, preferably organic

Directions

In a bowl, combine the balsamic vinegar, olive oil, and 1 ounce total of the juice from the grapefruit and orange. Season with salt and pepper, to taste. Whisk to make the dressing and set aside.

In another bowl, marinate the shrimp in the jerk seasoning for 15 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat a grill over medium heat. Then, toss the shrimp with 2 tablespoons of the dressing and grill for 2 minutes on each side.

Combine the red onion, beets, cucumber, and baby lettuce in a bowl and toss with the remaining dressing. Place the salads in 2 equal portions in 2 bowls, and add the citrus segments and shrimp. Season with pepper, to taste.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
25g
36%
Sugar
10g
11%
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Carbohydrate, by difference
35g
27%
Protein
1g
2%
Vitamin A, RAE
38µg
5%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
8mg
11%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
5µg
6%
Calcium, Ca
24mg
2%
Choline, total
4mg
1%
Fiber, total dietary
3g
12%
Folate, total
9µg
2%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
21mg
7%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
38mg
5%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
20mg
1%
Water
282g
10%

Shrimp Shopping Tip

To save time, buy shrimp that has been cleaned and deveined.

Shrimp Cooking Tip

Leaving the tail on shrimp will add a richer flavor to your dish.

Shrimp Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.