Jamaican Jerk Shrimp and Pineapple Salad

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READY IN: 55mins
SERVES: 4
YIELD: 4 salads
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

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DIRECTIONS

  • Bring pineapple juice to a boil in a small saucepan over medium-high heat; cook until reduced to 1/3 cup, about 8 minutes. Remove from the heat and whisk in lime zest and juice, oil, garlic, thyme, oregano, cinnamon and allspice. Let cool to room temperature.
  • Whisk together jerk sauce and 1/4 cup of the pineapple-juice marinade in a shallow dish just large enough to hold the shrimp. Add shrimp and turn to coat. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Toss rice and black beans in a large bowl with the remaining marinade. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
  • Preheat grill.
  • Remove the shrimp from the marinade. (Discard the marinade.)
  • Thread 4 long or 8 short skewers with the shrimp, pineapple and scallions. Grill, turning once or twice, until the shrimp are cooked through, 6 to 10 minutes.
  • Arrange a bed of lettuce on a large platter. Spoon the rice-and-bean salad on top. Slide the shrimp, pineapple and scallions from the skewers onto the rice; garnish with lime slices.
  • PER SERVING : 477 Calories; 6 g Fat; 1 g Sat; 2 g Mono; 172 mg Cholesterol; 73 g Carbohydrates; 32 g Protein; 7 g Fiber; 387 mg Sodium; 645 mg Potassium. 4 Carbohydrate Servings.
  • Exchanges: 3 starch, 1 fruit, 1 vegetable, 3 1/2 very lean meat, 1 fat.
  • TIPS & NOTES: Prepared jerk sauce is a hot and spicy sauce used to marinade meat before grilling or roasting. It can be found in the gourmet section or with barbecue sauces in most supermarkets.
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