Jerk shrimp taco

A tasty, flavorful and easy on the eye shrimp taco dish that is most likely to blow your guests away. Mom and dad coming over for dinner? Or friends you would like to impress? This instant happy-maker will definitely do the trick.

Jerk Shrimp Taco

Spicy grilled jerk shrimp tacos with grilled pineapple salsa, slaw and cool and creamy (and rummy) pina colada crema.


  • 1 pound (16-20) shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup jerk marinade
  • 2 cups cabbage, sliced
  • 1/2 cup pina colada crema (see below)
  • 12 small corn tortillas, warmed
  • 2 cups grilled pineapple salsa (I added 1/2 red pepper, diced this time.)


  1. Marinate the shrimp in the the jerk marinade for at least 20 minutes and up to over night.
  2. Skewer the shrimp and grill over medium-high heat until cooked, about 1-3 minutes per side.
  3. Toss the cabbage in half of the crema.
  4. Assemble tacos by placing the slaw on the tortillas, followed by the pineapple salsa and shrimp finally topping with a drizzle of crema.

Pina Colada Crema

All of the flavours of pina colada in a crema that is perfect for jerk tacos and other Caribbean inspired dishes!


1/2 cup sour cream (or Greek yogurt)
3 tablespoons pineapple
2 tablespoons coconut cream
1 tablespoon rum (or 1 teaspoon rum extract) (optional)


Puree everything in a food processor and enjoy!