Saturday, February 14, 2009

How to cook Hot Pepper Shrimp to die for!

This is a unique snack to Jamaica that is made using prawns from Black River and sold on Bamboo Walk.

You can leave the heads on (which is my favourite part) or you can take them off.

This is my favourite Jamaican snack, but beware, because they are very, very HOT!


  • 1 lb shrimp or prawns
  • 2 green onions chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 or 2 scotch bonnet peppers (depending on how hot you want it)
  • 1/3 cup oil for frying


  • In a large pan, heat oil to medium and then add green onions, garlic and peppers. Cook for about 1 to 2 minutes
  • Add shrimp, making sure each shrimp is thoroughly covered in the mixture and cook for about 5 minutes, or until each shrimp is bright red
  • Let them cool and drain on some paper towel

Now get a cold Red Stripe (not that we encourage the consumption of alcoholic beverages) and dig in!


  1. TWhat a quick and healthy (not too caloric) snack. Thanks for another trip to Jamaica!

  2. Looks yummy!! Gotta try that one!

  3. Thanks NestKeeper and YardEdge. Court likes the frying method. I have used the boiling water method. Both will give the hot pepper hit. Court's is however tastier. I am getting hungry now...looks like I need a trip to Jamaica :)


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