Chipotle Shrimp Bowls with Cilantro Lime Cream Sauce

Chipotle Shrimp Bowls with Cilantro Lime Cream Sauce Recipe l

Recently, OXO and Eastern Fish Company (a member of the NFI Shrimp Council) challenged a group of bloggers to find new ways to enjoy shrimp and work with it in ways that we may not have before. To help us with this challenge, we were sent a package of OXO tools and 5 pounds of shrimp! The Eastern Fish Company is one of the world’s largest importers and marketers of shrimp, sourcing products from Canada and Alaska. The shrimp we received was un-peeled, vein-in shrimp and is chemical-free and wild-caught.

As soon as it arrived, my mind started running with all kinds of ideas. I finally settled on these fun chipotle shrimp bowls with cilantro lime cream sauce.

Chipotle Shrimp Bowls with Cilantro Lime Cream Sauce

To thaw the shrimp, I took advantage of this 3 piece bowl and colander set. I placed the colander in the bowl, filled it halfway with cold water, and placed the shrimp inside to thaw. When the time came to remove the shrimp, all I had to do was take the colander out and place it on the lid to trap the lasting drips. No sticking your hands in the freezing cold water or trying to fish the shrimp out with a spoon!

Chipotle Shrimp Bowls with Cilantro Lime Cream Sauce

Since we usually buy our shrimp deveined, I was a little wary of how great the OXO Good Grips Shrimp Cleaner would work. I was surprised at how easy it was. All you have to do is insert the ridged cleaner into the end of the shrimp to split the shell and remove the vein in one motion! For a video of this process, check out this one by OXO. Now you don’t have to be intimidated by the little extra work required with vein-in shrimp!

Chipotle Shrimp Bowls with Cilantro Lime Cream Sauce l

These flexible kitchen & herb snips worked well for cutting up the cilantro and this wooden lemon reamer was just what I needed to get out all the lime juice for the different components of the recipe. Ever worry that your tongs can’t handle the heat of slipping into the hot pan? Well, you don’t have to worry about that with these tongs with silicone heads that are heat resistant to 600° F! They worked perfectly when searing the shrimp. (Be sure to check out the giveaway below for a chance to win a set of these same tools!)

Chipotle Shrimp Bowls with Cilantro Lime Cream Sauce Recipe l

Spicy chipotle peppers make up the marinade for the shrimp and provide the heat for these shrimp bowls. Cilantro lime brown rice provides the base for these bowls and a mixture of black beans, corn, and red onion add flavor and heartiness. A cool, creamy cilantro lime sauce takes the edge off the heat and ties all of the flavors together into one delicious bowl!

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Chipotle Shrimp Bowls with Cilantro Lime Cream Sauce #ShrimpShowdown
Serves: 4
For the Rice
  • 3 C water
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1½ C long grain brown rice
  • ½ C cilantro, chopped
  • lime juice from ½ of a lime
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
For the Shrimp
  • 1 lb jumbo shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 can (7 oz) chipotle chiles in adobo sauce
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 1 C black beans (If using canned, rinse and drain before use)
  • 1 C frozen corn, thawed
  • ¼ C red onion
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
For the Cream Sauce
  • 1 C sour cream
  • ½ C chopped cilantro
  • 1 tbsp fresh lime juice
For the Rice:
  1. Bring water, salt, and rice to a boil over medium heat. Reduce heat to medium-heat and simmer for 45 minutes until tender and water is absorbed. Fluff with a fork and stir in cilantro, lime juice, and olive oil.
For the Shrimp:
  1. Place entire can of chipotle peppers with sauce and garlic cloves in food processor. Pulse until pureed. Pour mixture over shrimp and stir to coat. Cover, place in refrigerator, and allow to marinate for at least 15 minutes.
  2. Heat saucepan over medium-high heat. Spray with olive oil. Place shrimp in pan (depending on the size of your pan, you may need to do this in two batches.) Sear for 2 minutes. Turn shrimp over and sear for another minute or until shrimp is opaque in center and pink on the outside.
For the Toppings:
  1. Stir together black beans, corn, onion, and olive oil. If you want the mixture to be warm. Place mixture in a small saucepan and heat over medium-low heat until heated through.
For the Cream Sauce:
  1. Place sour cream, cilantro, and lime juice in food processor and pulse until smooth.
  1. Assemble by dividing rice between bowls. Top with veggies. Place shrimp on top. Drizzle with cream sauce. Serve.

Chipotle Shrimp Bowls with Cilantro Lime Cream Sauce Recipe l

Want a chance to try all of the tools for yourself? Just enter the widget below for you chance to win a prize pack worth $180:

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  • Silicone Steamer
  • Wooden Lemon Reamer
  • 3 Piece Bowl and Colander Set 
  • 12″ Tongs with Silicone Heads
  • $100 Visa Gift Card from the NFI Shrimp Council

Giveaway runs from Monday, March 24th at 8am CST to Friday, March 28th at 4pm CST.

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Disclaimer: I received product to help with recipe development. As always, all opinions are 100% my own.

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  1. This bowl looks like it’s packed with flavor!

  2. This sounds awesome! I’m all over that cream sauce!

  3. Sounds like something i’ve never tried! Usually cooking with shrimp intimidates me…mind you I live in MN far far away from fresh seafood…but this looks like an exception. Love the pictures. Thanks for sharing!

  4. I love cooking with shrimp because it is quick and easy to cook. Love the flavors of these bowls! The dressing looks incredible.

  5. This is a DREAM.

  6. Your shrimp bowls look IRRESISTIBLE!!!!

  7. Chipotle! What a great idea. Our tacos turned into shrimp bowls on our table and tostadas and … This combination is so versatile. Your sauce looks delish!

  8. Wow, what a wonderful recipe, this is my kind of meal! I adore all the flavors of the dish and that cilantro lime cream sauce looks and sounds amazing :)

  9. This has my tummy rumbling!! Lovely recipe!

  10. Hmmm I love this bowl of goodness.

  11. You had me at cilantro and lime!! YUMMERS!

  12. This bowl looks really good!

  13. oh my gosh I need that Shrimp Cleaner! I’m all over this, making it asap. Love!

  14. Soooo much flavor going on – just my style for dinner :) And burrito bowls? What’s better than burrito bowls?

  15. What an awesome recipe! I don’t know if I’m drooling over that shrimp or the cilantro lime sauce more! Epic!

  16. Who needs to hit up Chipotle when you can have a bowl like this!! It has so many of my favorite tex-mex flavors. Yum!

  17. This has a fantastic flavor combo — I love chipotles and lime together. And it’s great to hear that there’s a tool to make de-veining shrimp easier. I usually buy shrimp that is already deveined to save myself some time. But this tool looks like I could do it myself without a lot of extra effort!

  18. These bowls look super flavorful! Love all of the Oxo tools.

  19. This has to be the greatest subject for a showdown EVER. I absolutely adore shrimp, and your version is fantastic.

  20. Oh my! This looks delicious! Pinned it for dinner ideas! I’d love for you to link it up to the Thursday S.T.Y.L.E. Link Party I cohost each week. It ends tonight or you can link up on Thursday at 9:00 EST!

  21. OMG I just love chipotle’s Burrito bowls! This shrimp bowl looks delicious!

  22. I’m on a major shrimp kick lately. Need to add these into the rotation!

  23. omg I need one of those deveiners STAT. I hateeee doing that to shrimp. And this dish looks absolutely to die for, Jessica! I wish I could grab the bowl through the screen. 😀

  24. Oooh so yummy, looks incredible!!

  25. This looks terrific. I haven’t had shrimp in a while and I totally love chipotle so I am sure this will be something I could have soon. I love the lime as well :-)

  26. These look great! I love all things chipotle

  27. This looks really great Jessica! Beautiful photos as always and that cream sauce sounds amazing!

  28. This looks amazing! I love a good spicy shrimp dish!

  29. You have me drooling over here! I love the addition of the fresh herbs. :)

  30. This sounds and looks amazing! I was also a little wary of how well the shrimp cleaner tool would work — I mean, it doesn’t look like much of anything — but was happily surprised with how easy it make the process.

  31. Oh WOW! Seriously, just WOW. This looks so amazing Jessica! I know my husband would go NUTS for it!! Pinned and sharing on Facebook!

  32. Lately I’ve been loving pretty much anything in bowl form. And shrimp topped bowls? EVEN BETTER! Those wooden citrus reamers are on my wish list! I always see Nigella using them on her cooking show and she makes them seem so chic and fabulous. :)

  33. I love this dish! Cilantro and Lime is one of my favorite flavor combinations!

  34. This is such a great shrimp dish! These flavors are some of my favorites…the chipotle paired with the cilantro and lime…yum!

  35. Susi Barnett says:

    Hi! How delicious this looks…I can’t wait to try it.

    I was wondering the cute red and blue serving bowls (w/ the orange trim)….who makes them? They are the perfect size!!!
    So glad I found you! Thanks for the wonderful posts!!!

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