3 Servings

5 min Prep, 1 h Cook


Contains Prawns


There’s not really a great deal of prep to this recipe, you’ll need about 3 scotch bonnet to suffice the heat. I know some of you that will be dying to try this with no access to Caribbean peppers, just substitute with habaneros instead.
You will need to prepare the ingredients to infuse the shrimp before hand – I used a combination of fresh and dry condiments – onion powder, garlic powder, black pepper, fresh garlic cloves, himalayan pink salt, allspice, sweet paprika and thyme (I like to additional thyme to many Caribbean recipe). Just allow it to penetrate for an hour or so, not several hours, that’s not necessary.
Once the time stated above has surpassed, use a heavy duty pot like a dutch pot (aka dutch oven) to cook the shrimp in a very small amount of water, almost as if you’re steaming the shrimps for 10 minutes. Shrimps can quickly turn into a rubber/tough texture, I’m talking about a matter of seconds. Despite using uncooked shrimp please be mindful of overcooking them.

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Cooking Stages

    • Squeeze and rub the juice of a lime over the shrimp and rinse with water.

    • Use a toothpick to tease out the intestinal tract from the tail end of the shrimp and discard. Also remove the antennae and legs (optional) if you wish.

    • Coat and rub the entire ingredients into the shrimp and leave to infuse for an hour.

    • Preheat the dutch pot with 1-2tbsp of coconut oil on medium heat.

    • Using a slotted spoon lower the shrimp into the pot and stir for 2 minutes.

    • Add the ¼ cup of warm water, cover lid and leave to gently steam for 10 minutes. The shrimp be pink and ready to eat - the sauce of the shrimp should thicken as it cools.

    • Once ready serve immediately to prevent change in texture of shrimp from reheating.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 203 g

Amount Per Serving
Calories 112.3 cals6%
% Daily Value*
Kilojoules 474.7 kJ6%
Fat 4.1 g6%
Sodium 76.8 mg3%
Carbohydrate 10.9 g4%
Protein 8.7 g17%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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