Jerk Shrimp Salad

This is a delicious jerk shrimp salad giving you the taste of spicy and sweet. I’ve used white balsamic vinegar in the salad dressing, which has a mild sweet flavor to complement the ripe mango used in this recipe.

1 pound of large shrimp, peeled and deveined

1 and ½ tablespoons of light olive oil

1 tablespoon of dry Jamaican Jerk Seasoning (such as Jamaican Choice)

7 cups of Mesclun greens (spring mix)

1 ripe large mango, peeled pitted and sliced

(Ingredients for the dressing)

2/3 cup of light olive oil

1/3 cup of white balsamic vinegar

2 teaspoons of fresh thyme, finely chopped or 1 teaspoon dried

2 scallions, sliced .

Pinch salt and pepper

In a large bowl, sprinkle the tablespoon of jerk seasoning over the shrimp and coat evenly. Marinate for a minimum of 30 minutes to an hour.

While the shrimp is marinating prepare the salad. Place the lettuce mix on a large platter. Top with the sliced mango. Set aside.

To make the vinaigrette, whisk the olive oil and vinegar. Add in the scallions and fresh thyme to complete. Add a pinch of salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.

Add the olive oil to a grill pan on medium high heat. Add the marinated shrimp and cook for about 2 minutes on each side.

Add the grilled shrimp to the salad mix and pour the vinaigrette over the salad to complete. Serve immediately.

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