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Pineapple Jerk Shrimp Phyllo Bites

Total Time: 40 MIN Makes: 30 appetizers
Prep Time: 20 MIN Cook Time: 20 MIN

Roasted jerk shrimp perched on juicy pineapples and veggies in a phyllo shell is a sweet and spicy taste of Jamaica, phyllo style!


30 small shrimp, raw, peeled and deveined
2 teaspoons jerk seasoning, divided
10 ounces pineapple tidbits, drained
3/4 cup red bell pepper, 1/2″-3/4″ diced
1/2 cup red onion, 1/2″-3/4″ diced
1 1/2 tablespoons jalapeño, 1/4″ diced
2 packages (15 count, each) Athens® Phyllo Shells
1/4 cup cilantro, chopped
2 limes, cut into small wedges


Preheat oven to 400°F.

Toss shrimp gently with 1 teaspoon jerk seasoning, spread in one layer on a tray and set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine pineapple, red pepper, onion, jalapeño and remaining jerk seasoning.

Fill phyllo shells with pineapple mixture. Top each with a shrimp. Place filled shells on a baking tray and bake 20 minutes or until shells are golden and shrimp is pinkish.

Sprinkle with cilantro and serve immediately with lime wedges.


Serving size: 1 shell (28g), Amount per serving: Calories 25, Total Fat – 0.5g, Saturated fat – 0g, Trans Fat – 0g, Cholesterol – 5mg, Sodium – 60 mg, Dietary Fiber – 0g, Total Carbohydrate – 4g Sugars – 1g, Protein – 1g, Vitamin D –0%, Potassium – 0%, Calcium 0%, Iron 0%


Don’t have jerk seasoning? No problem, there are many jerk seasoning recipes available on line using a combination of typical kitchen spices and ingredients such as: onion powder, garlic powder, salt, pepper, cayenne, paprika, allspice red pepper flakes, cumin, nutmeg, cinnamon, brown sugar, thyme and parsley.