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Jamaican Cabbage and Shrimp

Jamaican Cabbage and Shrimp – A quick stir fried cabbage seasoned with aromatic spices and topped with sauté shrimp. A delicious side dish to accompany any meal.
Course Main
Cuisine Caribbean
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 3 -4
Calories 394kcal
Author Imma


  • 1 pound Large Shrimp peeled and deveined
  • 2-3 bacon slices cut in 3-4 pieces
  • 2 tablespoons or more cooking oil
  • 1 whole scotch bonnet pepper
  • 1 teaspoons paprika
  • 1-2 teaspoons fresh thyme
  • 2 green onions sliced
  • 2 teaspoons minced garlic
  • ½ medium onion chopped
  • ½ medium bell pepper chopped
  • ½ teaspoon all spice
  • 1 small head cabbage chopped (about 5 to 6 cups)
  • 1- teaspoon chicken bouillon optional
  • Salt and white pepper to taste


  • Slice or chop cabbage then set aside.
  • Heat up a large skillet with about 1 -2 Tablespoons oil .Add shrimp then Lightly season shrimp with salt, and your favorite seasonings. Some of the options I use are jerk seasoning here, creole seasoning or any herbs or seasonings on hand.
  • Sauté for about 3 -5 minutes shrimp set aside.
  • In a large skillet over medium heat, sauté bacon until brown and crisp this may take about 3-5 minutes. Set bacon aside if desired and add towards the end
  • There will be some bacon drippings left in the pan (not more than 1-2 tablespoons)
  • Add about 2 tablespoons or more oil to the pan.
  • Followed by thyme, onions, green onions, garlic, scotch bonnet pepper, paprika, red bell pepper, and allspice.
  • Saute for about 2 minutes, stirring occasionally to prevent any burns.
  • Then add cabbage, chicken bouillon(Optional) and white pepper, continue stirring to incorporate all the ingredients. Let it cook for about 5 minutes or more depending on preference or how you like your cabbage cooked..
  • Adjust for seasoning with salt and pepper. Serve Cabbage top with sauté shrimp or on the side.


Calories: 394kcal | Carbohydrates: 22g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 390mg | Sodium: 1337mg | Potassium: 770mg | Fiber: 8g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 1390IU | Vitamin C: 151.6mg | Calcium: 354mg | Iron: 5.1mg