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Mexican Shrimp Bowls with Corn Salsa
Mexican style roasted shrimp over creamy refried beans, cilantro lime rice and corn salsa, topped with crumbled cotija cheese and a squeeze of lime
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Mexican
Servings: 4
Ingredients
Roasted Shrimp:
  • 1 lb . raw , peeled and deveined shrimp (I used jumbo shrimp- cook time may vary based on size of shrimp)
  • 3 T Olive Oil
  • 1 packet of taco seasoning
  • (See note below for a homemade taco seasoning mixture)
Creamy Beans:
  • 1 16 oz can of refried beans
  • 1/4 cup chicken stock
  • Couple dashes of hot sauce , to taste (I used Cholula)
Corn Salsa:
  • 1 8.75 oz can of sweet corn , drained and rinsed
  • Chopped fresh cilantro , to taste
  • 2 T Salsa Verde
  • 1/4 of a red onion , finely chopped
  • Salt and pepper , to taste
Cilantro Lime Rice:
  • 2 cups of cooked white or brown rice
  • Lime juice , from 1 whole lime
  • Chopped cilantro , to taste
  • Salt , to taste
  • Cotija cheese , crumbled
Instructions
  1. In a small bowl, mix together the corn, red onion, cilantro, salsa verde and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside. *This can be made in advance and stored in the fridge until you are ready to assemble the bowls.
  2. Heat oven to 400 degrees.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together 3 tablespoons of olive oil and the taco seasoning. Add the shrimp to the bowl with the seasonings and mix well. Arrange shrimp in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake the shrimp for 8-10 minutes until cooked through.
  4. Meanwhile, heat refried beans, hot sauce and chicken stock to a small saucepan over medium heat, stirring until it reaches a creamy consistency. Turn heat to low until you are ready to assemble bowls.
  5. In another sauce pan, cook rice according to package instructions. Once rice is cooked, add lime juice, chopped cilantro and salt. Turn heat to low until you are ready to assemble bowls.
  6. Spread refried beans on a plate or in a bowl, top with cilantro lime rice and corn salsa. Top with cooked shrimp and cotija cheese to taste. Serve immediately.
  7. Enjoy!
Recipe Notes

Homemade Seasoning Mixture: 1T Chili Powder, 1 tsp. cumin, 1/2 tsp. paprika,1/2 tsp. garlic powder, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1/2 tsp. pepper, 1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper