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

Mexican Shrimp Bowl

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.

The Sidekicks

MEXICAN SHRIMP BOWL

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

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2 people
Calories 650
Mexican Shrimp Bowl is a fun, easy bowl filled with Tequila sauté shrimp, avocado, cilantro leaves, pico de gallo, mango, cilantro and quinoa for a delightful Mexican dinner.

Ingredients

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

Other sides

  • 1 mango (diced)
  • 100 g quinoa
  • 1 cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 avocado (diced)

Instructions 

  • 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.

Notes

Serve with a lime wedge.
Author: Marie Breton
Calories: 650kcal
Course: Plato principal
Cuisine: Mexicana
Keyword: avocado, Bouddha bowl, easy, fresh, lunch, mango, no cilantro, quinoa, shrimps, tequila

Nutrition

Calories: 650kcal | Carbohydrates: 66g | Protein: 31g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 16g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 161mg | Sodium: 138mg | Potassium: 1403mg | Fiber: 14g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 2035IU | Vitamin C: 74mg | Calcium: 147mg | Iron: 4mg
Nutrition Facts
Mexican Shrimp Bowl
Amount per Serving
Calories
650
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
26
g
40
%
Saturated Fat
 
4
g
25
%
Trans Fat
 
0.01
g
Polyunsaturated Fat
 
5
g
Monounsaturated Fat
 
16
g
Cholesterol
 
161
mg
54
%
Sodium
 
138
mg
6
%
Potassium
 
1403
mg
40
%
Carbohydrates
 
66
g
22
%
Fiber
 
14
g
58
%
Sugar
 
18
g
20
%
Protein
 
31
g
62
%
Vitamin A
 
2035
IU
41
%
Vitamin C
 
74
mg
90
%
Calcium
 
147
mg
15
%
Iron
 
4
mg
22
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

29 Comments

  1. 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!

  2. This looks delicious. Prawn and avocado are a great match and I love the Mexocan vibes this dish has.

  3. 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!

  4. I really love tequila paired with fish! It’s so lovely! I make some killer fish tacos with a tequila marinade. This looks yuuuuuuuummmmmmy!

  5. 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!

  6. Danielle Cushing Reply

    I’m seeing tequila dishes pop up everywhere lately. This one looks light and healthy!

  7. This looks delicious and healthy! I love shrimp so I’m definitely making this!

  8. 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!

  9. Oooh I love the look of this, full of delicious flavours! Thanks so much, I’ve pinned this for later.

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