Zesty Lime Grilled Shrimp Bowl with Roasted Corn
Quick, easy, and totally flavorful, this Zesty Shrimp Bowl with Roasted Corn with a creamy lime vinaigrette is going to become your new summer staple. Serve this main dish with a mixed green salad for a quick-and-healthy weekday meal.
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Zesty Lime Grilled Shrimp Bowl With Roasted Corn
Something about summer makes me want all the light and fresh dinners I can get my hands on. This Zesty Lime Grilled Shrimp Bowl with Roasted Corn gives you just that! Not to mention it can all be cooked on the grill, so there’s no need to heat up the whole house by turning on the oven.
This shrimp bowl is a flavor-packed dish coated in a zesty lime vinaigrette that will make your tastebuds jump for joy! Serve it on a bed of roasted corn and top with any and all of your favorite toppings for a complete meal you’ll love.
It’s quick, simple, and the perfect summer recipe to keep in your back pocket.
How To Make A Zesty Lime Grilled Shrimp Bowl
Heat a grill to medium-high heat. Then, in a medium bowl mix a little olive oil, paprika, garlic, and salt and pepper to taste. Add shrimp and toss to coat.
Place the seasoned shrimp in a grill basket or on skewers. Shuck and prepare corn on the cob for the grill.
Whisk a little olive oil, lime juice, honey, and yogurt together in a small bowl. Add some crushed red pepper, lime zest and salt, and pepper to taste, whisk again and set aside.
Grill the corn until tender and slightly charred, turning occasionally during cooking. Remove corn from grill and set aside to cool a little. Grill the shrimp until it has turned pink and remove from the grill. Cut the corn off the cob. Serve roasted corn with grilled shrimp and drizzle with lime vinaigrette.
Note: You can double the vinegarette I really can’t tell you enough just how good this vinaigrette is. Use the left-over on grilled meats such as chicken and steak, or serving it up more appetizer style with toasted bread for dipping.
Tips for Cooking the Perfect Shrimp
Seafood can seem like it would be hard to prepare, but it’s actually pretty simple especially shrimp! If you’re a little worried about cooking shrimp for the first time, here are a few tips to help you ease your way into a delicious home-cooked meal.
- Try to use fresh when possible, but if you are using frozen shrimp, make sure to let it completely thaw out before cooking
- For a lightning-fast prep process, buy peeled and deveined shrimp so you don’t have to spend time doing it yourself.
- Before cooking, marinate the shrimp for a few hours before cooking it. It will allow the sauce to really soak in and give you the intense flavor you’ll love.
- A tip for being able to tell when the shrimp is cooked is to look at the color of the flesh. As it cooks, it will turn an opaque whitish pink color. If you see any signs of gray flesh still present, the shrimp isn’t done yet.
- The shrimp should curl up into a loose “C” shape when properly cooked. If they have curled up into a tight “O” shape, then the shrimp is most likely overcooked.
Why Should I Eat Shrimp?
There are lots of reasons why you should want to eat shrimp, partially because of its versatility in recipes and its quick cook time, but what are some other reasons that make shrimp a go-to protein option?
Shrimp contains a dense list of important nutrients your body needs, and it’s also quite low in calories.
A 3-ounce serving will only have 84 calories and is packed with 18 grams of protein. You will also find 20 different vitamins and minerals, selenium, a mineral that may help reduce inflammation and promote heart health.
What to Add To A Grilled Shrimp Bowl?
When it comes to making this grilled shrimp bowl, you can really customize it any way you want. Sometimes I like to use this as a “kitchen sink” recipe where I throw in whatever I have on hand.
Here are a few mix-ins I like to add:
- mixed greens
- black beans
You can also get creative with the corn too. I love using this Chili Lime Corn recipe, but you can also just brush the corn with olive oil and season with salt and pepper and grill the same way. Another option is canned fire-roasted corn, or the Trader Joes frozen fire-roasted corn that is really good!
How Long Does A Grilled Shrimp Bowl Keep?
Shrimp of any kind is highly perishable, meaning it doesn’t store well once cooked. While I would love to be able to meal prep enough of this recipe to eat for lunch all week long, I don’t suggest trying to do that.
The cooked shrimp will keep about 1-2 day when stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. So, only make an amount that you can eat within a day or two.
More Shrimp Recipes To Check Out!
Baja Shrimp Tacos – Loaded with garlic roasted shrimp, avocado, sweet peppers, tomatoes and spicy chipotle mayo making these the BEST shrimp tacos. The perfect quick and delicious meal any night of the week.
Shrimp Dip – This Shrimp Dip is one of the easiest and best appetizers you’ll ever make. It’s thick and creamy and full of clean shrimp flavor.
Beer-Battered Buffalo Shrimp Sliders – Insanely delicious and pack a lot of flavor in every bite. Serve as a fun family meal or as an appetizer at your next party.
Shrimp Guacamole Bites – The perfect appetizer recipe for any party! Tortilla chips topped with guacamole and juicy roasted shrimp.
Garlic Roasted Shrimp – Takes almost no time to make and it’s bursting with flavor. Making it the perfect party appetizer or quick healthy dinner idea.
Shrimp and Grits – A classic Southern dish that’s quick enough for a simple weeknight meal. You can even cook the grits hands-off while you prepare the shrimp.
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Tools used to make this Zesty Lime Shrimp Bowl:
Grill Basket: I LOVE my grill basket. It makes grilling any small food items so easy and stress-free. If you love grilling shrimp or veggies, then you’ll want this grill basket.
Skewers: If you don’t have time to get a grill basket, or just don’t think it’s worth the investment, then skewers work just as well. Try out these reusable skewers, in place of the single-use wooden ones.
Glass Bowls: I know I talk about this glass bowl set all the time, but that just proves how much they are worth it. Everyone needs a good clean set of glass mixing bowls for all their cooking needs.
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For more flavor, marinate shrimp in oil mixture in refrigerator up to 4 hours before removing from marinade and grilling as directed. Discard remaining marinade. As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases. Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin, and freshness of ingredients used.
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 698Total Fat: 38gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 21gCholesterol: 315mgSodium: 2698mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 55g
For more flavor, marinate shrimp in oil mixture in refrigerator up to 4 hours before removing from marinade and grilling as directed. Discard remaining marinade.
As an Amazon Associate and member of other affiliate programs, I earn from qualifying purchases.
Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin, and freshness of ingredients used.