For a fun and delicious weeknight meal, these Lettuce Wraps are stuffed with jerk marinated shrimp, Carolina® Organic Brown Rice and a homemade pineapple salsa!
Cook organic brown 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 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.
Spice up your weekly lunch or dinner with juicy shrimp sautéed with Jerk seasoning served with organic brown rice and a fresh homemade pineapple salsa in lettuce wraps!
Originating in the Caribbean, Jerk is a cooking method that includes a marinade of seasonings with a bit of a kick from the hot peppers! But, if you prefer to tone the heat down a bit, you can also find a mild version made with less spice or a milder pepper.
Make it a Caribbean-style meal and accompany your lettuce wraps with vibrant and flavorful Calypso Rice or a side of Easy Coconut Rice and finish your meal off with some fried Plantain and Rice Rellenitos coated in cinnamon and sugar for a sweet treat or try another classic like Mexican Rice Pudding with cinnamon sticks and Mezcal.
Cooking with shrimp is actually very quick, so make sure that you don’t overcook them. How can you tell when they’re done? There are two main indicators — the color and the shape. The color when cooked should be pink or more red and the shape should curve in more to be a perfect c or even o shape depending on your shrimp.
To put the flavor of your dish over the top, marinate your shrimp in the store-bought jerk seasoning before sautéeing to give them time to soak it in before cooking up. Try marinating them for just 15 minutes before getting started!
Substitute mango for pineapple if preferred.