Tender shrimp with a kick! These jerk shrimp bowls are so simple, but SO good! I was researching jerk seasoning and it turns out, it has a TON of ingredients. I made a big batch so now I have it on hand. I’d definitely recommend that. With so many spices, you can imagine this dish is really flavorful, even though it looks super simple.
This recipe was also inspired by a dish we had when we were in South Haven, MI! The restaurant Taste has a jerk shrimp tapas dish that is SO good! The shrimp is really good, but their rice is soooo good too! It’s like a sticky sushi rice and pairs perfectly with this. If you know how to make sticky rice, it’s highly recommended here. I use frozen Jasmine rice from Whole Foods. It is super quick and easy and so it’s a short cut I use quite a bit! I actually stirred in a bit of coconut milk powder to the rice to give it a little flavor. I love coconut milk powder as you don’t have to open a whole can of coconut milk. You can make your rice with coconut milk or add a little after you heat it up (if it is frozen). But it isn’t needed, just a nice little addition!
I had all these spices in my spice collection, even though there are a lot of ingredients. I paired it with some simple steamed broccoli for some greens:) If you don’t like shrimp, this would be excellent with chicken as well! Feel free to add your veggie of choice! Even frozen veggies would be great here. This dish is high in protein, low in fat and comes together in just a few minutes. If you make your jerk seasoning ahead of time, it literally takes less than 10 minutes!
Jerk Shrimp BowlsCourse: DinnerDifficulty: Easy
20 oz raw shrimp, deveined and tails removed
7 oz broccoli, steamed
4 cups cooked jasmine rice (I use frozen rice from Whole Foods, add 1tbsp coconut milk powder for flavor or coconut milk)
- Jerk Seasoning
1 tbsp onion powder
1 tbsp garlic powder
2 tsp cayenne pepper
2 tsp salt
2 tsp dried thyme
2 tsp sugar or sugar substitute (I use Lakanto brand)
2 tsp black pepper
1 tsp paprika
1 tsp ground all spice
1 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp ground nutmeg
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cumin
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- Mix together all spices in a small jar or bowl.
- Add 2 tbsp Jerk seasoning (or however much you like) and spray with a little olive oil spray, toss shrimp until coated.
- Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add shrimp and cook until just cooked through (pink and opaque)
- Divide rice, shrimp, and broccoli between 4 bowls.