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Prawns Jerk

Jerk Prawns

  • Author: Michelle Minnaar
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x


  • 30ml (2 tbsp) vegetable oil
  • 45ml (3 tbsp) jerk seasoning
  • 20 raw shell-on tiger prawns, cleaned and deveined


  1. In a large bowl mix the oil and jerk spice.
  2. Place the prawns in the bowl and stir thoroughly until all surfaces are covered.
  3. Leave to marinate for up to one hour. [optional]
  4. Heat the oil in a large frying pan.
  5. Place the prawns in one layer and fry them until their top sides start showing tinges of pink.
  6. Using tongs, turn each prawn on its other side.
  7. The prawns are fully cooked when they are complete pink, including the heads.


  • Serve with rice and peas, and mango salsa.
  • Alternatively, you can buy raw, peeled prawns and fry them in the pan and sprinkle with jerk seasoning.
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Barbecue
  • Cuisine: Jamaican


  • Serving Size: 1 serving
  • Calories: 512
  • Sugar: 12 g
  • Sodium: 390 mg
  • Fat: 13.8 g
  • Saturated Fat: 2.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13.5 g
  • Protein: 90 g