Mexican Shrimp Bowl is a fun and easy bowl filled with Tequila sauté shrimp, avocado, cilantro leaves, pico de gallo, mango, cilantro and quinoa for a delightful Mexican dinner.
This Mexican Shrimp Bowl is filled with fresh and colourful ingredients. The protagonist of the bowl here is the shrimp, they are cooked in a tad of tequila, garlic, habanero pepper and a squeeze of lime in the end. I saw the recipe for Tequila Lime Shrimp around the web and wanted to try it out. Although I add to come up with a slightly different version, so I’ve done a Mexican Bowl with it. Nothing looks more appealing to me than a simple bowl of fresh and colourful veggies, fruits, protein and grains. This dish could easily be made ahead of time and layers in a jar for lunch at work.
To Flame or Not to Flame
For sauté the shrimps, I didn’t flame them in tequila. I wanted the shrimp to simply cook in this super tasty broth to get all that residual sweetness from the agave the calm way… to kick up the shrimp a notch. I’ve used a reposado type of Tequila which is darker and sweeter, although any tequila would do. To flame or not to flame is up to you and the tequila you use. Remember that in order to flame the shrimp you’ll need a Tequila with an alcohol content of 40% and over.
As for the other ingredients in the bowl, I’ve used a healthy filler from South America; white quinoa. I believe quinoa is the perfect crunchy and healthy sidekick to the shrimp, plus it fits the “Latino” flair of the dish. Quinoa is a South American grain which is high in proteins, iron and vitamins, it serves as the energy provider here. The Pico de Gallo gives the bowl a fresh and lightly spiced element, the mango the sweetness and tropical flair, the avocado the smooth and creamy side and the cilantro leaves the crunch and some extra freshness. For a bowl filled with colours, flavours and textures!
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Mexican Shrimp Bowl
The Tequila shrimps
- 200 g shrimps
- 50 ml Tequila
- 2 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
- 1 lime
- 1/2 tsp habanero pepper (finely chopped)
- salt and pepper
Pico de Gallo
- 2 tomatoes
- 1/2 tsp Habanero pepper (finely chopped)
- 1/2 onion (finely chopped)
- 1/2 lime
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- salt and pepper
- 1 mango (diced)
- 100 g quinoa
- 1 cup cilantro leaves
- 1 avocado (diced)
- Start by unfreezing the shrimp (if frozen)under cold running water and season them with salt and pepper.
- Assemble the pico de gallo, mix it up and let it marinate.
- Cook the quinoa following the instructions.
- Add some cooking oil to a wok or sauté pan, and saute the shrimp at medium-high heat for a minute.
- Add the garlic, hot pepper and tequila and cook until the tequila is evaporated.
- Stop the fire, and add the squeeze of lime.
- Assemble the bowls with all the ingredients.
That is one big bowl of awesomeness!
Thanks! Glad you like it.
This is a healthy meal which will be tasty as well. You had me with the habaneros 🙂 I would make one full habanero, lol. Thanks for sharing!
This looks delicious. Prawn and avocado are a great match and I love the Mexocan vibes this dish has.
This sounds fantastic~! Right up my alley 😀
Loving these spicy little. Perfect for the backyard eats this summer. Fun little dish to entertain with too.
Oh boy. This is a keeper. I love shrimp, I love bowl meals, and I had a pretty decent relationship with tequila in my younger days. Haha. This sounds delicious, easy, and refreshing!
Tequila is the way to kick off the season!
You have all my favourite flavours in with these shrimp – coriander (cilantro), mango, avocado! Looks fab!
This looks like a Yummy dish and perfect for patio season
I really love tequila paired with fish! It’s so lovely! I make some killer fish tacos with a tequila marinade. This looks yuuuuuuuummmmmmy!
A delicious broth this Tequila;)
I love shrimp!!! I would make this in a heartbeat!
Yes! I love love love anything that infuses boozes into recipes (clearly – I wrote a whole cookbook on the subject, haha) Marie! And tequila – especially reposado tequila – is my favourite. And with the lime, the chili, the avocado.. what’s not to love? Dish me up!
Wow a cookbook!? Which one?
This is a recipe after my heart, a definite summer winner! I just love the flavour tequila imparts to seafood!
I m glad you like it! Thanks for the comment.
I’m seeing tequila dishes pop up everywhere lately. This one looks light and healthy!
I love the flavors in your shrimp–simple but potent! A wonderful mix-and-match summertime meal.
That shrimp sounds delicious! And I’m with you on the bowl – it’s such a great way to construct a meal.
This looks delicious and healthy! I love shrimp so I’m definitely making this!
I love shrimp bowls like this! Love the use of quinoa thats gotta be a light and refreshing alternative to rice!
This looks like such a perfect summer dinner! I love shrimp but I’m guilty of always cooking it the same way. Time to try something new I think!
How to you cook them usually?
I love how simple this recipe is – it really lets all of the ingredients shine!
Oooh I love the look of this, full of delicious flavours! Thanks so much, I’ve pinned this for later.
Oh boy, this looks so good. Can’t wait to try this.
Oh, WOW! Tequila and shrimps! This sounds sooo good!