Peel-And-Eat Hot Pepper Shrimp

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

a seriously hot dish to be washed down with ice cold beer! normally made in jamaica with river crayfish, a terrific appetizer


  1. Combine water, Scotch bonnet or habanero chiles, green onions, thyme, crushed garlic, salt, bay leaf, and allspice in heavy large saucepan. Bring to boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 10 minutes to blend flavors.
  2. Add shrimp and bring to boil. Remove pan from heat; let stand until cooked through, about 20 minutes. Drain, discarding liquid. Transfer shrimp to bowl and serve warm or at room temperature, allowing diners to peel their own shrimp.
Most Helpful

Woohoo - this shrimp is fantastic! Made just as directed and would not change a thing. These are spicy but not overly so and the cooking method is perfect. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

loof January 30, 2012

Absolutely glorious! I have both peppers growing, one red habanero, and one yellow for scotch bonnet. I have a hard time telling the difference, because the whole taste was simply delicious. The shrimp did mellow perfectly in the marinade, not hot at all, just a nice balance of garlic, thyme, allspice and green onion. Don't even be put off by the peppers, because you will be pleasantly surprised. Thanks for sharing such a treat! Made for *Everyday is a Holiday* game. August 2009

Andi of Longmeadow Farm August 21, 2009

I made 2 batches of these shrimp, one with habaneros, one with scotch bonnets for my heat-loving brothers. Both were terrific! The heat is just a personal preference. We're on the coast for vacation, and I was able to get my shrimp fresh from the dock today. We're going to have these again tomorrow evening!

Kizzikate July 01, 2009