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My Salmon Rasta Pasta Recipe is currently one of my top viewed blog recipes, and I thought it would make sense to share another delicious seafood Rasta Pasta-Jamaican Shrimp Rasta Pasta!

What exactly is Rasta Pasta? Well I first found out about it because local restaurants and Instagram chefs were making it years ago, so this is my spin on it. My first Rasta pasta recipe was made about 2 years ago but this is my Shrimp version

This dish is easy to make and absolutely delicious !

Glam Kitchen Tips

– Do not use regular chicken broth (it’s high in sodium ) , use a low or no sodium chicken broth instead

– Fresh garlic really sets off this dish but if you don’t have it on hand , the jar minced garlic is fine

– Clean your shrimp with lemon juice and cold water before seasoning them

Serves 4

Shrimp Rasta Pasta

This Shrimp Rasta Pasta dish is a spicy and creamy take on traditional pasta, infused with the bold and vibrant flavors of Jamaican cuisine. Tender shrimp is tossed with walker wood Mild Jamaican Jerk seasoning that's been jazzed up with a mix of aromatic spices like garlic powder and onion powder
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 40 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course seafood
Cuisine Chinese, jamican
Servings 4
Calories 379 kcal


Jerk Shrimp

  • 1 pound raw XL shrimp shells and tails off  (I used the 16-20 count size )
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 +1/2 tbsp Walkerwood Mild Jamaican Jerk seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder

Rasta Pasta

  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium red bell pepper sliced
  • 1 medium green bell pepper sliced
  • 3 sprigs green onion chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 cup heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup chicken broth low or no sodium
  • 6 ounces parmesan cheese shredded
  • 16 ounces penne pasta noodles
  • 1/2 tsp adobo all purpose seasoning
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp Walkerwood Mild Jamaican Jerk seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • parsley optional garnish


Jerk Shrimp

  • In a bowl add shrimp , jerk seasoning, garlic powder, and onion powder – mix well until shrimp is evenly coated with seasoning
  • In a large skillet heat olive oil
  • Sear shrimp on each side for 2-3 minutes or until fully cooked

Rasta Pasta

  • Cook noodles according to packaging (Al dente ), then drain and set aside
  • In a large pot, add 1 tablespoon of oil and garlic then cook for 1-2 minutes on medium high heat
  • Add the red pepper, green pepper, and green onion then sauté for 3-5 minutes or until tender
  • Stir in heavy cream, coconut milk, and chicken broth and allow it to simmer for 8-10 minutes while stirring every few minutes
  • Season sauce mixture with all purpose seasoning , pepper, jerk seasoning, paprika and thyme -stir well
  • Slowly Stir in Parmesan cheese and allow sauce to cook for 5-7 minutes (taste to make sure it’s seasoned to your liking-adjust if necessary )
  • Add the noodles to the sauce mixture and cook for another 6-8minutes, stirring every few minutes
  • Add Jerk shrimp – stir well
  • Remove from heat, garnish with fresh parsley (optional), and serve!
Keyword pasta, seafood, shrimp