I’ve realized something recently, we don’t eat nearly enough burritos. I’m not sure why. They are so easy to make and fill with whatever you like. You can do beans and cheese (always a fave) or one loaded with veggies, or beef or chicken or pork. The possibilities are endless really. And you can get your protein, veggies and carbs all in one glorious bite. For this Shrimp & Roasted Poblano Burrito I stuffed it with all kinds of goodies: Shrimp, roasted poblanos, garlic rice, black beans and a drizzle of chipotle cream.
Once Spring hits and there are more days with sunshine and blue skies, I start craving Mexican food. I don’t know what it is. Maybe it’s the because the flavors are so fresh and bright. Or that whenever I visit my family down in sunny southern California Mexican food is always on the menu at least a couple of times. Whatever it is, my brain is wired to see sunshine and crave Mexican food.
Usually it’s tacos. I mean, really, tacos are good just about any occasion. However, every so often I need something a little bigger. A little heartier. Something like this Shrimp & Roasted Poblano Burrito.
I’d like to say that this was one of those carefully planned out recipes but really, it was one of those “I want Mexican food, what do I have in the kitchen?” kind of meals. That is probably why there is so much stuff in it. This burrito does have a lot of components to it: the shrimp, the peppers, the garlic rice, the black beans and the chipotle cream but really it can come together pretty quickly. Especially if you make the garlic rice a head of time which I highly recommend doing.
If the whole Chipotle burrito bowl idea is more your thing, toss out the flour tortilla and pile all this goodness in a bowl for a perfect burrito bowl. Want a few more veggies? This would make a fabulous salad too.
AliceApril 11, 2015 at 7:14 pm
who doesnt love burritos anyways but I always love shrimp in a burrito and this one is no exception! :)
Susan S. BradleyApril 11, 2015 at 7:31 am
This looks beyond delicious. Over the top fabuloso! :-)
Jenna@recipe-diaries.comApril 11, 2015 at 7:00 am
I haven’t been eating much burritos lately either and now I want one after seeing these. Never had them with shrimp before.
Susan PridmoreApril 10, 2015 at 4:38 pm
OMG I’m totally craving this now. I eat fish and would love to make this over the weekend. Thanks for a wonderful recipe, and gorgeous photo!!!
Chrisy ToombsApril 10, 2015 at 1:27 pm
I’ve been craving shrimp & mexican food flavors lately. This recipe will be perfect!
Erin LynchApril 10, 2015 at 9:10 am
This looks so yummy – A great alternative to the old fish tacos!
Lady GourmetApril 10, 2015 at 9:08 am
Dear Deseree, this sounds so good. A perfect warm weather meal. xo, Catherine
Heather @FrenchPressApril 10, 2015 at 7:49 am
you had me at roasted pablano, and the shrimp, that is just the icing on the cake – SO good!
Dee Dee EberleApril 10, 2015 at 7:37 am
I love anything at all with poblano peppers. The smoky flavor they add to any dish just can’t be beat. Our favorite Mexican restaurant here in town has a roasted poblano soup that has very similar flavors to this recipe. Now I just get them to add shrimp to the soup! :o)
kirsten@FarmFreshFeastsApril 10, 2015 at 6:00 am
I love it when I read a new recipe and think ‘I’ve got the stuff for that in my freezer’! Each August I walk down to my local grocery store and pick up a couple quarts of roasted Hatch chiles from the guy manning the chile roaster in the parking lot. I use some to make salsa verde with the farm share tomatillos and freeze the rest. After I thaw them, they are great in salsas, on pizzas, and in many dishes where a roasted hot pepper is just the ticket.
I’ve still got a few left–as well as a bag of shrimp–so this is something I can make. My spouse is more a fan of the burrito bowl, though, so I’ll go that route.
Lisa MarcAureleApril 10, 2015 at 3:15 am
Looks really delicious! I’ve been craving Mexican food and I think I may have most of the ingredients. That chipotle cream is a nice touch.
Arman @ thebigmansworldApril 10, 2015 at 1:21 am
Anything with shrimp and I’m a guaranteed fan- These look amazing, Des!