Jamaican Inspired Peppered Shrimp

This Caribbean pepper is famous for being the hottest chile pepper in the world. They come in a variety of shapes and colors (yellow, orange, green, red, chocolate). Not only are they extremely hot, but they also have a unique, distinctively fruity flavor. It is the key ingredient in the popular Jamaican Jerk sauce. The habanero is also widely used in many different types of hot sauces. The popularity of this chile pepper continues to grow and is becoming easier to find on the grocery shelf.

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Serves: 3-4

1-pound medium shrimp about 40-50
1 scotch bonnet pepper (habanero) diced (replace with
½ medium onion sliced
2-ounce un-salted butter (replace with canola oil)
2 teaspoon minced garlic
1-teaspoon fresh thyme
1-teaspoon paprika
½ teaspoon white pepper
Juice of ½ lemon or more to taste (optional)
½ cup chicken stock or water
2 tablespoon chopped parsley
1 teaspoon Salt (adjust to taste)

Heat butter over medium heat in skillet. Then add, garlic, onions, paprika, scotch bonnet pepper and thyme. Sauté for about 2-3 minutes or until fragrant. Toss in shrimp, salt and continue stirring for another 2 minutes.

Add broth, bring it to a boil then simmer for another 3-5 minutes. Add lemon juice and green onions if desired. Serve warm with bread.

From africanbites.com