Sweet and savory, these Jerk Shrimp Lettuce Wraps with Mahatma® Organic Brown Rice and homemade pineapple salsa have got everything you need for a deliciously flavorful meal!
Cook rice according to package directions. Meanwhile, stir together pineapple, red onion, jalapeño, lime juice, cilantro, honey, salt and pepper; set aside.
Toss shrimp with jerk seasoning until well coated. Heat oil in a large skillet set over medium-high heat; cook shrimp for 3 to 5 minutes or until starting to curl and just cooked through.
Serve brown rice, shrimp and pineapple salsa in lettuce leaves.
Alternatively, toss shrimp with oil and jerk seasoning. Broil on foil-lined baking sheet for 3 to 5 minutes or until starting to curl and just cooked through.
Jerk is a cooking method that originated in the Caribbean of marinating ingredients like chicken, pork, shrimp or vegetables in different seasonings and spicy peppers to later cook up! For this recipe, we’ve used a store-bought variety of jerk seasoning to sautée the juicy shrimp in.
If you’re preparing for a summertime BBQ, marinate and cook the shrimp on skewers over the grill and toss with the other ingredients into the lettuce wraps! Or, try this grilled version of Charred Shrimp and Rice Bowls.
Not sure which lettuce leaves to use? We suggest using large iceberg, romaine or butter lettuce leaves to hold all of the ingredients in.
Whether you’re a fan of spicy heat or milder flavors, find the right jerk seasoning for you by checking to see what kind of peppers are used. For spicier flavors find your favorite made with scotch bonnet or habanero peppers and for milder tastes try one with milder peppers.
Aside from the delicious jerk seasoned shrimp, what really puts this dish over the top is the homemade pineapple salsa with red onion, jalapeno, lime juice and cilantro. It gives the warm rice and shrimp a fresh taste and loads of balanced flavor in every bite.
Save a bit more salsa to serve with another Caribbean classic like Calypso Rice or an Easy Coconut Rice dish. If you are hosting a family dinner, try this Arroz con leche recipe for dessert – try pineapple salsa as the topping for a tropical addition.
Substitute mango for pineapple if preferred.