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jerk shrimp with peppers and onions on a white plate.
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5 from 3 votes

Jerk Shrimp

These jerk shrimp are packed with flavor, super delicious, and low carb. Perfect for an appetizer, lunch, or dinner entree. Enjoy with some warm tortillas or steamed brown rice for the ultimate meal. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time7 mins
Total Time12 mins
Course: Entree, low carb
Servings: 4
Calories: 152kcal


  • 1 lb shrimp
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper sliced
  • 1 yellow bell pepper sliced
  • 1 onion diced or sliced
  • 3 garlic cloves minced
  • 1 tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 tsp all-spice
  • 2 tbsp scallions
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • oil


  • Heat a couple of tbsp of oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onions and peppers, cook for 3-4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Add the shrimp, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, all-spice, nutmeg, dried thyme, lime juice, garlic, salt, and pepper. Cook for 1-2 minutes or until the shrimp turn pink.
  • Garnish with scallions, if desired, and enjoy!


If you're not following a low carb diet, feel free to sweeten things up a bit with a pinch of brown sugar or 1/2 tbsp of honey. 


Calories: 152kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 286mg | Sodium: 886mg | Potassium: 279mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 1057IU | Vitamin C: 102mg | Calcium: 196mg | Iron: 3mg