Who loves a shrimp power bowl? Bruce has been making healthy choice power bowls from scratch for us for years. He always starts with a chopped red onion, garlic, and some combo of peppers. He then adds in other veggies. Sometimes fresh or frozen corn, sometimes asparagus, and often, he adds shelled edamame.
This shrimp power bowl is one of our favorites! It combines peppers, onions, fresh corn and asparagus for a healthy, tasty bed for sizzling shrimp!
If you are on the go, and grabbing some healthy choice power bowls for lunch, keep doing that! But, if you have the time to make them for dinner, we think you will really love the options you have! In addition, it is just so tasty.
If you are a weekend meal prep machine, double the amount of veggies in this recipe, and then you will have enough to create some healthy choice power bowls of your own! You can add grilled chicken, or steak to the top of the veggies, and a wedge of lime. So good!
- 1 cup diced red and orange peppers
- 1 small red onion
- 4 cloves of peeled garlic, shredded with microplaner
- 3 ears corn
- 1 bunch asparagus
- canola oil for sauté and marinade
- 16 ounces peeled raw shrimp
- 2 teaspoons cajun seasoning
- 1 teaspoon seafood cajun seasoning
Dice peppers and onions. Shred garlic, and place in a small container with a drop or 2 of vegetable oil. Remove tough ends from asparagus, and cut on bias into 1 inch pieces.
Place corn, in husk in microwave for 3 minutes on high. Let sit for at least 5 minutes to cool. Remove husk and silk. Cut bottom so it is even for standing corn up. Slice corn kernels off and set aside.
Clean and de-vein shrimp. Pat dry between paper towels. This is important as any moisture will not allow shrimp to crisp up. Add shrimp to a bag or bowl and season with 1 teaspoon oil and 2 teaspoons cajun spice.
Get 2 cast iron pans out. Add a few drops of oil to one pan and heat up. Sauté corn till browned a bit. Add some cajun spice to corn. Place in a bowl and cover with foil. Wipe pan clean with a paper towel.
Heat up both cast iron pans and add a bit of oil to the one for the onions. Toss in onions, and stir. Now add the shrimp to the other hot pan and arrange so they are all flat. Do not stir, as you want them to get a nice sear.
Add the garlic to the onions, and stir. Add in the asparagus. At this point, season with a bit of the cajun spice and stir around to coat all the veggies.
After shrimp cooks for 5 minutes, turn over. Now add in the corn to the veggies and stir. The shrimp will only take about 2 minutes for the sear, and then pull off the heat.
Arrange the veggies in a bowl and top with the shrimp.
- Prep Time: 15 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Category: dinner
- Method: stove top
- Cuisine: american
Keywords: shrimp, asparagus, corn, healthy recipe, bowl
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