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Calypso Shrimp

The simplicity of this Calypso Shrimp recipe speaks for itself. It relies on a limited number of flavours, that when combined, result in a very flavourful finish. I have developed this recipe over many years modifying it according to the whims and fancies of the moment. Please give it a try and provide feedback or suggestions on how you might vary it to your own tastes! Finally, if you want to try a different recipe, check out this Spicy Shrimp recipe I created with Cauliflower Mash and Garlic Kale or my Jerk Shrimp recipe too.


  • 1/4 cup olive oil

  • 2 cloves Garlic, minced

  • 1 inch piece of Ginger, grated

  • A lime, zested and juiced

  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 1/4 cup cilantro leaves, chopped

  • 2 tablespoons dark rum

  • salt and pepper to taste

  • 1 pound large shrimp (16/20)


01In a large bowl combine the olive oil, minced garlic, grated ginger, lime zest and juice, red pepper flakes and rum. Mix to blend all the flavors. Add the shrimp and the chopped cilantro leaves, tossing to make sure the all the shrimp is well coated. Cover and set aside to marinade.

02Preheat a charcoal or gas grill. Cook the shrimp on a lightly oiled grill for about 3 to 4 minutes per side, turning once.

03Serve the shrimp with lime wedges, and crusty bread.

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