Photo by Caitlin Bensel / Food Styling by Emily Nabors Hall / Prop styling by Christine Keely
Active Time
Total Time
20 MIN
Serves : 4

Infused with layers of heat from Scotch bonnet chiles and fresh ginger, Kwame Onwuachi’s pepper shrimp are inspired by a beloved Jamaican street food. Deveining the shrimp but leaving the shell on helps protect against overcooking. Onwuachi fell in love with this recipe when traveling in Jamaica.

How to Make It


Melt butter in a large pot over medium. Add garlic, chile, and ginger; cook, stirring often, until aromatic and tender, about 5 minutes. Add lime juice, vinegar, and thyme; bring to a simmer over medium. Increase heat to medium-high; add shrimp, and cook, stirring often, until shrimp are opaque and cooked through, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with salt, and serve immediately.

Suggested Pairing

Malty Jamaican dark beer.

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