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How To Prepare Jerk Prawns with Pineapple-Habanero Sauce and Plantains ?


Preparation time: 10 mins

Cooking time: 20 mins

Serving: 4


  Jerk Dry Rub

  • 3 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground clove
  • 4 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons allspice
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • 1½ teaspoons cayenne pepper
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder

   Pineapple-Habanero Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 habanero pepper, seeded and minced
  • 2 ounces spiced rum
  • 6 ounces bottled pineapple juice
  • 1½ cups small-diced fresh pineapple
  • 1/3 cup granulated sugar

  Fried Plantains

  • 1 cup vegetable oil
  • 2 ripe yellow plantains, halved and cut in long slices

  Jerk Grilled Prawns

  • 1½ pounds U10 colossal prawns
  • Jerk Dry Rub (recipe above)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil


  1. Mix together all dry ingredients together in a small mixing bowl, until well incorporated.
  2. To make the sauce on the stovetop: Over medium-high heat, add the olive oil and habanero to a medium-sized saucepot and lightly sauté for 2 to 3 minutes, until tender.
  3. Add the rum to the pot and reduce the volume by one-third. Then add the pineapple juice and bring to a boil.
  4. Add the pineapple and sugar and cook for 5 to 7 minutes, until the pineapple becomes glazed and syrupy. Remove from the stovetop and serve room temperature.
  5. In a small saucepan, on medium high heat, add oil and fry plantain slices for about 3 minutes on each side, until golden brown; drain on paper towel-lined plate. Fry in small batches.
  6. Prepare the grill to cook for direct medium-high heat.
  7. Place prawns in a medium-sized bowl, season liberally with jerk dry rub and olive oil, and mix until well-coated.
  8. Skewer prawns with 2 skewers each to keep prawns secure, about 5 prawns per skewer.
  9. Grill about 4 minutes each side, until golden brown and cooked through; top jerk prawns with pineapple-habanero sauce and a side of fried plantains.

Posted by Coba Grills and we thank Today for this delicious recipe and the recipe link