Seafood Recipes

Peppered Shrimp Recipe

Peppered Shrimp Recipe

St. Elizabeth, Jamaica is home to original peppered shrimp. It is a popular street food in Jamaica and visitors often report seeing women selling little plastic bags of peppered shrimp along the roadways. Peppered Shrimp gets its heat from Scotch Bonnet peppers. Here is our Peppered Shrimp Recipe.


  • 3 lbs. shrimps in shell
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 scotch bonnet peppers
  • 1.5 tablespoon vinegar


  1. Heat garlic, oil, salt and scotch bonnet peppers (can cut up pepper if you like hot peppered shrimp) in a dutch pot.
  2. Add shrimps to the mixture and stir often
  3. Stir and cook for 2-3 minutes.
  4. Add vinegar and continue to stir & cook for a further 2-3 minutes
  5. Drain on paper towels
  6. Serve warm or cold
  7. Makes 3-5 a serverings



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