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Shrimp Bowl with Thai Peanut Sauce

July 14, 2013
peanut shrimp bowl

We really try not to eat out very often. It is much healthier to eat homemade meals and it’s cheaper too. I have been taking and Italian language class right after work on Mondays and if I don’t prepare something ahead of time, I usually don’t have time to cook dinner… so I use that excuse to eat out! (it’s nice to have someone else do the cooking ONCE in awhile I suppose)  Last Monday I got this Thai shrimp bowl from a place called Green Tomato Grill. It was so good!! I knew had to try and make this myself so I wrote down all the ingredients I could see while I ate it and then proceeded to make it at home the next day!

It wasn’t exactly the same but it sure turned out very close! I will be making this again and again, I know it. So if you have eaten at Green Tomato Grill, here is an excellent copy-cat recipe for their shrimp bowl. If you haven’t eaten there before, this is still an excellent shrimp bowl recipe.

I made it with shrimp for myself but I substituted grilled chicken breast for my boyfriend (he’s not a fan of shrimp… I think he’s missing out).


Shrimp (or Chicken) Bowl with Thai Peanut Sauce

Serves two. Double this recipe for leftovers.


  • Thai peanut sauce (find my easy recipe here)
  • 1 cup dry Jasmine rice (to make about 2 cups cooked)
  • 1 cup shelled edamame
  • 1/2 cup shredded carrots
  • 1/2 cup shredded red cabbage
  • Green onions
  • Chopped-up roasted peanuts
  • Shrimp or chicken

To Do:

Cook the Jasmine rice in a rice cooker or stove top, according to the package.

While the rice is cooking, make the thai peanut sauce and prep all of the veggies: shred the cabbage and carrots, cut up the green onions and defrost the edamame if you bought it frozen.

Cook the shrimp on the stovetop for about 3 minutes. Use a little oil and season it with salt, pepper and garlic powder.

Serve the rice in a bowl and top with all of the fresh ingredients: cabbage, onions, carrots, edamame, and shrimp. Pour the thai peanut sauce over everything at the end and top it with a little bit of chopped peanuts.

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