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Grilled shrimp salad is a taste of the Caribbean

Caribbean grilled shrimp salad is a great summer refresher.
Caribbean grilled shrimp salad is a great summer refresher. Courtesy ASSOCIATED PRESS

Caribbean flavors jazz can up a simple supper salad.

We glaze the shrimp with a zesty rum-spiked marmalade, then toss them on a hot grill with tomatoes and corn before combining everything with a few more veggies. We serve the whole thing with grilled bread seasoned with garlic and orange for a bit of crunch and to aid in scooping up all the delicious bits.

What you'll need:

  • Two tablespoons orange marmalade.
  • One tablespoon packed dark brown sugar.
  • Kosher salt.
  • Zest of one lime.
  • One tablespoon dark rum.
  • One teaspoon ground coriander.
  • Half a teaspoon red pepper flakes.
  • One pound raw large shrimp, peeled.
  • Two ears of corn, husked.
  • 10-ounce container cocktail (small) tomatoes.
  • Olive oil.
  • Ground black pepper.
  • One clove garlic, minced.
  • Zest of one orange.
  • Eight slices of baguette.
  • One medium jicama, peeled and diced.
  • One avocado, pitted, peeled and diced.
  • Juice of two limes.
  • One bunch of cilantro, leaves and stems, roughly chopped.
  • Four ounces of soft goat cheese.
  • Heat a grill to medium-high.

    In a small bowl, stir together the marmalade, brown sugar, one teaspoon of salt, the lime zest, rum, coriander and red pepper flakes. Add the shrimp, stirring to thoroughly coat.

    Arrange the corn and tomatoes on a rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and black pepper.

    In a small bowl, stir together the garlic, orange zest and two tablespoons of olive oil. Brush over both sides of each slice of baguette.

    Arrange the shrimp, ears of corn, and tomatoes on the grill and cook until the shrimp are cooked through and pink and the corn and tomatoes are beginning to char. Add the baguette slices and grill until lightly charred. Transfer to a platter and allow to cool slightly.

    Meanwhile, in a large bowl, toss together the jicama, avocado and lime juice.

    Slice the corn kernels off the cobs. To do this, one at a time stand each ear on its wide end and use a knife to saw down length of the cob. Add the kernels to the jicama-avocado mixture. Add the tomatoes, shrimp and cilantro. Stir gently. Crumble the goat cheese over the top and serve with the toasted bread.

    Nutrition information per serving: 700 calories; 220 calories from fat (31 percent of total calories); 25 g fat (7 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 185 mg cholesterol; 81 g carbohydrate; 15 g fiber; 19 g sugar; 41 g protein; 1,190 mg sodium.

    Start to finish: 35 minutes. Servings: four.