This Sweet Fire Shrimp Bowl boasts loads of tender crisp veggies, a sweet mango cranberry salsa, shrimp tossed in a spicy chili garlic sauce, and drizzled with a cooling sweet chili yogurt all over a bed of rice.
I know I complain a lot about the lack of restaurants in our small town, but this bowl is actually a copycat recipe from the newest steakhouse that opened up here called Mr. Mike’s.
The flavors are fantastic. Spicy, sweet, cool, crisp, creamy. It leaves you wanting more, and before you know it, it’s all gone.
I had to recreate it.
True story – I told my husband that we had to go out on a date so I could examine all the ingredients of this Shrimp Bowl and take notes. He reluctantly agreed. When my bowl came out I sat there with my face probably 5 inches from it, poking things, taking little bites, putting my fork down and jotting down notes on a small notepad. The waitress came back, gave me a weird look then asked if everything was alright.
Yes… this is how I always eat my food. 😉
My husband was so embarrassed.
The mango cranberry salsa is amazing, and so so easy to make. I just grabbed some craisins and rehydrated them by letting them soak in warm water for about 20 minutes. While they were soaking I diced up my mango, onion, and a little red bell pepper. I tossed everything together with a little bit of honey and a dash of apple cider vinegar. I could eat that all day.
It’s the perfect thing to cool down your mouth after you take a bite of the fiery shrimp.
There are a lot of components to this dish, but it’s fairly simple to throw together. Sauté the veggies in a little bit of oil, then stir fry the shrimp just until pink and tender. Toss in the sauce and give it a good stir to coat the shrimp.
The creamy sweet chili yogurt sauce drizzled all over is great for cooling your mouth too.
Basically, if you love spicy, you’re going to love this dish! But you can control the heat by adding less chili sauce, so it’s versatile for those of you that prefer a more mild flavor.
You’re going to love this fantastic recipe!