Jerk Shrimp and Citrus Salad

Staff Writer
This dish brings Jamaican flavor to a healthy meal
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
609
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

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

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
43g
65%
Sugar
27g
N/A
Saturated Fat
6g
31%
Cholesterol
143mg
48%
Protein
21g
42%
Carbs
41g
14%
Vitamin A
171µg
19%
Vitamin B12
1µg
21%
Vitamin B6
0.5mg
25.2%
Vitamin C
87mg
100%
Vitamin D
0.1µg
N/A
Vitamin E
8mg
39%
Vitamin K
115µg
100%
Calcium
194mg
19%
Fiber
8g
34%
Folate (food)
232µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
232µg
58%
Iron
4mg
20%
Magnesium
99mg
25%
Monounsaturated
30g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
3mg
17%
Phosphorus
397mg
57%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
1145mg
33%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
11.2%
Sodium
1482mg
62%
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
15.8%
Zinc
2mg
14%