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Jamaican Jerk Shrimp Taco

Ingredients:

Shrimp
1 Pound
16-20 Peeled and deveined
Coleslaw
2 Cups
Bagged and already sliced
Bell peppers
1/2 Cup
Thinly sliced green, orange or yellow
Onion
1/2 Cup
Purple or white (chopped)
Cilantro
1/4 Cup
Chopped
Jerk marinade
1/2 Cup
Your favorite type
Tortilla Shells
12
Small (warmed)
Sour cream
1/2 Cup
Ingredient for sauce
Pineapples
4 Tablespoons
Ingredient for sauce (Crushed)
Coconut Cream
2 Tablespoons
Ingredient for sauce
Rum or Rum extract
1 Tablespoons
Ingredient for sauce

Preparation mode:

As a person who loves to experiment in the kitchen, I’m always looking for different ways to prepare foods. My family had taken a Cruise last year and we visited Jamaica. After arriving there, we took an excursion to one of the local areas. While driving, there was the most fragrant smell coming from a local restaurant.  We decided to follow our noses and soon discovered that the smell was a dish prepared with jerk  seasoning. When I got home, of course I went in search of Jerk sauce, seasoning and wanted to recapture that delicious smell.

  1. Marinate the shrimp in the the jerk marinade for at least 30 minutes or over night.
  2. Grill the shrimp over medium-high heat until cooked, about 1-3 minutes on each side.
  3. Toss the coleslaw in half of the crema.
  4. Assemble tacos by placing the coleslaw on the tortillas, followed by the grilled shrimp
  5. Add uncooked bell peppers and cilantro
  6. Finally drizzle crema on top of shrimp and vegetables
  7. Garnish with Avocado and lemon wedge

 

Pina Colada Crema

Prep Time: 10 minutes Total Time: 10 minutes Servings: 1 cup.  All of the flavors of pina colada in a crema that is perfect for jerk tacos and other Caribbean inspired dishes!

Ingredients for sauce

1/2 cup sour cream
3 tablespoons pineapple
2 tablespoons coconut cream
1 tablespoon rum (or 1 teaspoon rum extract) (optional)

Puree all ingredients for sauce  in a food processor