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Traeger Jerk Shrimp

Traeger Jerk Shrimp

By Dennis The Prescott

Bring the island vibes to your backyard with Dennis The Prescott’s Traeger jerk shrimp recipe. Homemade jerk seasoning and zesty lime add a bold Caribbean kick to your favorite shellfish.

Prep Time

15 Minutes

Cook Time

10 Minutes




This recipe serves:


Units of Measurement:
1 Tablespoon brown sugar
1 Tablespoon smoked paprika
1 Teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 Teaspoon Thyme, ground
1/4 Teaspoon ground cayenne pepper
1 Teaspoon Sea salt
1 Zest of 1 lime
2 Pound shrimp, shell-on
3 Tablespoon Olive oil
lime wedges, for serving
Fresh cilantro, for serving
Mint, for serving
Caribbean hot pepper sauce, for serving


  • 1

    When ready to cook, set the Traeger temperature to 450°F and preheat with the lid closed for 15 minutes.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

  • 2

    In a small bowl, add the brown sugar, paprika, garlic, thyme, cayenne, salt, and lime zest, and mix well.

    • 1 Tablespoon brown sugar

    • 1 Tablespoon smoked paprika

    • 1 Teaspoon garlic powder

    • 1/4 Teaspoon Thyme, ground

    • 1/4 Teaspoon ground cayenne pepper

    • 1 Teaspoon Sea salt

    • 1  Zest of 1 lime

  • 3

    In a large bowl, add the shrimp, then drizzle in the olive oil. Add the spice mixture and toss to combine, making sure each shrimp is coated evenly.

    • 2 Pound shrimp, shell-on

    • 3 Tablespoon Olive oil

  • 4

    Place the shrimp directly on the grill grates. Close the lid and cook for 3-4 minutes per side, until the shrimp is firm, opaque, and cooked through.

    450 ˚F / 232 ˚C

  • 5

    Remove the shrimp from the grill and serve with lime wedges, fresh cilantro, mint, and Caribbean hot pepper sauce. Enjoy!

    •  lime wedges, for serving

    •  Fresh cilantro, for serving

    •  Mint, for serving

    •  Caribbean hot pepper sauce, for serving

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