Jerk Shrimp Pasta With Parmesan

Jerk Shrimp Pasta With ParmesanA delicious combination of Caribbean and Italian flavors. Tossed with roasted asparagus, sun dried tomatoes, and sliced scallions. 

Jerk Shrimp Pasta With Parmesan

Caribbean + Italian? YESSSS, yes, and more yes! The mix of jerk and parmesan flavor is mouthwatering. Like seriously, this pasta is the bomb. I don’t think I have ever made a pasta so tasteful…wait, yes I have, but this is still at the top of my list!

I spent my weekend creating this recipe, and honestly I wasn’t sure how it would turn out. When I made the marinade it tasted off. I still stuck with the marinade, and trusted my gut that it would be absolutely yummy. I have learned in the past that sometimes a marinade can taste off, but then turn out crazy good! That was the case with this recipe. Oh the joy of experimenting in the kitchen!

Jerk Shrimp Pasta With Parmesan

Did you notice that my coconut is FINALLY open? If you have been following my last two post you would understand that this means victory! Hallelujah! Let’s rejoice and jump for joy! How did I get my coconuts to open you ask? (probably nobody cares) But I broke it in half like the macho woman I am. Okay, okay, I’m kidding. I had help. Man help. I so badly wanted to open this myself, but I think with some practice I will get the hang of it. So this means off to buy more coconuts!


Jerk Shrimp Pasta With Parmesan

I know what you are thinking, “so this must be really spicy?” Don’t worry, this is not too spicy. There is a good balance between jerk and parmesan flavor with this recipe. So the jerk spices are not overwhelming. There is a little kick to the pasta, but hardly any.

When you are buying the jerk seasoning, make sure to buy the dried kind. Similar to this Caribbean Jerk Seasoning. Do not buy the wet marinade.

Jerk Shrimp Pasta With Parmesan

I am a big fan of Italian food, and I am a sucker for Caribbean / West Indian food. I hope you all enjoy this pasta dinner as much as I do.

Jerk Shrimp Pasta With Parmesan -Delicious Caribbean and Italian flavors, tossed with roasted asparagus, sun dried tomatoes, and sliced scallions.

 

Jerk Shrimp Pasta With ParmesanA delicious combination of Caribbean and Italian flavors. Tossed with roasted asparagus, sun dried tomatoes, and sliced scallions.

Jerk Shrimp Pasta With Parmesan

Total Time: 45 minutes

Yield: serves 4

Ingredients

  • 12 oz package of raw medium shrimp ( peeled, deveined )
  • 1/2 of a 1 lb box of angel hair pasta
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  • MARINADE:
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  • 2 tsp. Caribbean jerk seasoning (the dried kind)
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp. sesame seed oil
  • 1/4 tsp. dried ginger
  • 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan
  • 1/2 cup of extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
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  • 1 cup of thin asparagus, chopped into small bite size pieces
  • 1/2 cup of scallions, sliced
  • 1/2 cup of sun dried tomatoes, julienne cut
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • OPTIONAL: Top with additional grated parmesan when finished

Instructions

  1. Make the marinade. Mix all of the ingredients listed under "marinade" together in a medium sized bowl. Add thawed shrimp to the marinade (making sure shrimp is covered in marinade). Cover and transfer to fridge to set aside. You can also put shrimp and marinade in a Ziploc bag to set aside.
  2. In the meantime, preheat oven to 400 degrees and chop asparagus into small pieces. Place chopped asparagus on a baking dish, and lightly drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper to taste. Bake in the oven for about 15 minutes.
  3. Cook pasta according to package. When pasta is finished, toss in a tiny bit of olive oil. Hardly any.
  4. Heat a large deep skillet or wok over medium-high heat. Turn down heat, add shrimp and marinade to skillet. Cook shrimp in marinade for about 2-3 minutes, or until pink and cooked through.
  5. Off the heat, and add scallions, roasted asparagus, and sun dried tomatoes. Add pasta and toss well. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve while hot! ( top with extra grated parmesan if desired).

Notes

Try to let the marinade sit on the shrimp for about 30 minutes. Make sure to buy the DRIED Caribbean jerk seasoning (not the wet kind).

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