Not only does dinner need to be quick now that I have a newborn, but I also need recipe creations for the blog to be quick so I can actually get them made, filmed, photographed, and cleaned up all before Avery wakes up from her nap. It’s a new kind of juggling I’m still trying to master. But surprisingly enough, I first made this recipe back when I was pregnant and had all the time in the world. But did I get it shot and photographed back then? Of course not. I was much too tired to function. Luckily I no longer have a human draining my energy from inside me and can finally get back to recipe development…in between naps. As you can see, I need a nanny.

PaleOMG 15-Minute Shrimp Poke Bowls

PaleOMG 15-Minute Shrimp Poke Bowls

Want to hear a funny story? Of course you don’t, you’re probably scrolling past all these words for the recipe. But I’ll share it anyways. Something I will NEVER do again is eat shrimp ceviche. Bad mistake. Terrible. When I was in Tulum celebrating my bffs 30th birthday, I made the poor choice of consuming shrimp ceviche while on the beach. But the thing about ingesting shrimp that hasn’t been fully cooked from the citrusy juices is that it can take you DOWN. And down I went. I felt like an a creature from the upside down world in Stranger Things was trying to claw its way out of my body. And I requested that it would so I would finally be out of my misery. No animal came out, but I did spend a couple days SCREAMING out in pain, wondering if I would have to go to the Tulum emergency room. Luckily that didn’t have to happen. But it took me years to eat shrimp again. Now I overcook it because my fear runs deep.

PaleOMG 15-Minute Shrimp Poke Bowls

Speaking of Stranger Things, I still haven’t watched the latest season. Since it released when I was pregnant, I made the choice not to watch it since I was set on keeping my energy positive to get me through birth. And now that I had the birth of my happy dreams, I feel like I can go back to the dark side. Back to 80s vibes and creepy crawlers. I heard the ending was incredible and I feel like I’m missing out. But you know what I haven’t seemed to have much time for at all? Watching tv. Everyone told us newborns sleep around 18 hours per day. We did not experience that. So by the time we would normally sit down on the couch to watch some tv, we are passing out instead. I have so many shows I want to watch and a baby that demands my attention instead. I should thank her for the less screen time. Avery is here to teach me some lessons and the first is to BE PRESENT, BIIIIISH. On that note, time to feed her!

PaleOMG 15-Minute Shrimp Poke Bowls

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15-Minute Shrimp Poke Bowls

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  • Author: juli
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 3-4 servings 1x




  1. Cook rice according to directions, on the stovetop or in the microwave.
  2. While the rice cooks, heat up a large nonstick pan over medium-high heat. Spray with avocado oil spray. Pat shrimp dry then sprinkle with salt on top. Place shrimp in the pan to cook for 3-4 minutes per side, until pink and slightly browned. Remove from pan and set aside on a cutting board to cool.
  3. Slice cucumber and carrots.
  4. In a bowl, whisk together mayo, sriracha, coconut aminos, lemon juice, sesame oil, fish sauce, and black pepper. Once the texture is smooth and combined, chop the shrimp into small pieces and add to the bowl. Toss to combined.
  5. Now all you have to do is build your bowl – rice, spicy shrimp poke, sliced veggies, then top with sesame seeds, cilantro and green onions!

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  1. maggie snyder says:

    If you make a big batch of the spicy mayo, how long would it last in the fridge?!

    1. juli says:

      it will be good for a couple weeks!

  2. Jennifer says:

    I’m so excited! I have selfishly been waiting for this moment for years – when you would streamline ingredients and recipes for speed. I absolutely adore your recipes and your creativity, but as a working mom of littles, a lot of the dinners just have too many ingredients or not realistic to put together in the timeframe I have, which of course is hyper speed. And now you know that new rhythm! Super pumped for experiencing where are you take this simplified recipe journey. The one above looks amazing, craveable, and now I can actually knock it out in 15 minutes with the toddlers hanging around my ankles.

  3. Kelly says:

    This recipe was delicious! But I missed where the fish sauce and toasted sesame oil went-? I just add3 it to the sauce lol

  4. Jen says:

    Too spicy even with 1tbsp of sirracha
    But otherwise easy & flavorful 🙂