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Whats the best recipe for Jamaican Black Pepper Shrimp?

Asked by smart1979 (442points) February 22nd, 2008

I had this dish at the Cheesecake Factory and it was amazing! Has anyone tried to make this dish on their own, or know a great recipe?

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neno123's avatar

I’d like to know this as well… Did you ever find one?

Vinnwilder's avatar

Yes. I slipped a waiter a few bucks about seven years ago and got the ingredients from a chef at the Cheesecake Factory. The recipes on the internet are not even close. I’ve been making this dish for years now and I still get it every time my girl and I go to the restaurant, so the idea that someone would take it and “cut into” their profits is absurd.

The dish has evolved over the years and each chef has their own minor spin to it. I play around with the actual amounts every time I make it and it will be on you to find the right balance. Key ingredients are as follows:

- Budweiser Beer
– Garlic Crushed
– Flour
– Black Molasses
– Black Pepper
– Vinegar
– All Spice
– Jamaican Spices (sold as mix)
– Worcester Sauce
– Shrimp (cooked and cleaned with tails taken off)
– Plantains
– Mango Salsa
– Fresh Mango
– Thyme Sprigs
– Black Beans
– White Rice

The ingredients listed above are what I use to make the shrimp, mango salsa, black beans, plantains, and rice. Good luck and let me know how it turns out for you.

Vinnwilder's avatar

Also, Jamaican Style Jerk Sauce (World Harbor brand) found in most grocery stores in a plastic container works well as a base. Add the Worcester sauce, black molasses, crushed garlic, black pepper, and salt to that. The reason I have used the base sauce is because it contains a lot of the other things you need already mixed in. You don’t have to do this but it helps if you want to throw it together quickly.

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