Recipe: Island Shrimp

This simple and quick meal is the perfect recipe for an exotic themed dinner for friends, family, or any gathering. Mix and match these ingredients with some of your own for a different take on a familiar meal. For a more hearty dish, add this recipe to white rice, pasta, salad, or by itself.

What you’ll need:

  • 1 tablespoon  light brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon  ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon  black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon  onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon  garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon  dried thyme
  • 1⁄2teaspoon  salt
  • 1⁄4teaspoon  cayenne pepper
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon  molasses
  • 2 tablespoons  fresh lime juice
  • 1 3⁄4lbs shelled uncooked jumbo shrimp
  • 1 lime, cut into wedges,for garnish
  • 1 cup cilantro

What to do:

  1. Heat broiler
  2. Coat large broiler-pan rack with nonstick vegetable-oil cooking spray
  3. Mix brown sugar, allspice, black pepper, onion powder, thyme, salt and cayenne in a large bowl
  4. Mix in the oil, the molasses and the lime juice until the mixture is smooth
  5. Add the shrimp to the bowl and toss until they are covered
  6. Cover and refrigerate for 10 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes
  7. Arrange shrimp on a single layer on broiler-pan rack.
  8. Broil for 3 minutes
  9. Turn the shrimp over
  10. Broil for about 2 minutes or until the shrimp are cooked all the way through
  11. Garnish shrimp with lime wedges and cilantro
  12. Pour drippings from broiler pan over shrimp for added taste

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