Here’s a recipe for a simple shrimp rice bowl dinner bursting with spices that’s ready in 30 minutes.
We love simple dinners with complex flavors-especially ones that are ready in 30 minutes. This blackened shrimp with pineapple and corn salsa is so fast, you’ll barely have time to set the table.
How to make this dish in 30 minutes:
- Prepare the rice FIRST and have it cooking in a saucepan while you prep everything else.
- In a shallow bowl, toss the spices together with the shrimp. Cook through in the pan for 2 minutes on high. Leave some the spices in the bowl for the salsa. Set shrimp aside and keep covered.
- Make the avocado crema in a high powder blender- no chopping. Throw in the blender the avocado, garlic clove, lime juice, greek yogurt, olive oil and salt. Spoon into a bowl-Set aside to chill.
- Make the salsa- On high heat with a bit of olive oil, add the pineapple to the pan the shrimp was cooked in. Chop the bell pepper and onion, toss into a pan with the olive oil and remaining spices from the shrimp. Cut corn off the cob- add into the pan. Finally, toss tomatoes into the pan and cook just until they burst.
- Assemble everything in shallow bowls- rice, shrimp, salsa and top with Crema and sliced avocado, mango and cilantro, if desired.
I think when it comes to quick dinners, so often folks forget about shrimp.
Shrimp thaws out in less than an hour from the freezer, can be ready in a flash, and is a low fat- high protein dinner pretty much everyone loves. While at first glance, you may think shrimp are expensive, factor in the ease of preparation and high quality- shrimp are definitely worth the price. If you purchase your shrimp when they are on sale, you can create some special dinners for your family.Jump to Recipe
It doesn’t take much to have these little crustaceans tasting fantastic. For this recipe, I used all my favorite warm and smokey spices. I made a quick pineapple, corn, purple onion, red pepper and blistered tomato salsa in the skillet after the shrimp cooked. Then I threw in my trusty Ninja Blender an avocado, lots of fresh lime juice, garlic, and greek yogurt to create a cool crema.
Hunky Hubbie loves his sauces.
Add some sliced mango and more avocado and you have a mighty fine dinner in less than 30 minutes.
I served the entire dish on a bed of warm basmati rice in shallow bowls- just seems more special when served in these great bowls for some reason- a little fresher take I suppose. Give this recipe a try this week and let me know in the comments how you liked it.
Other great shrimp recipes to try:
- Southern Shrimp & Grits
- 20 Minute Spicy Shrimp & Soba Noodles
- Roasted Shrimp, Feta & Orzo Salad
- Meggen’s Shrimp & cod Seafood Chowder
- Calories: 364 per serving
- Total fat: 22.5 grams
- Total Carbs 37.9 grams
- Protein 11grams
- Cholesterol 33 mg
- Sodium 402.5 mg
- Sugars: 18.8 g
- Potassium: 421.9 mg
- Vitamin A: 61.8%
- Vitamin C: 108.8%
- Calcium: 24.6%
- Iron 5.5%