Bang Bang Shrimp Recipe
Happy Thursday Friends! It has been a hot minute since I have included food or recipes on the blog, but I am so excited to be bringing it back! I took a poll on Instagram and y'all voted that you would rather have the recipes included on the blog, so let's get started with this Bang Bang Shrimp recipe! It is one of my favorites and has been a staple throughout quarantine! I have been making this recipe for years and my family loves it!
Sweet Chili Sauce
Depending on the shrimp you purchase, you may have to remove the tails or the shell. (I typically purchase shrimp with the shell already removed, and I will just remove the tail.)
Pour the oil in the pan and heat. You will want to make sure the burner is on pretty high as the shrimp will need to fry.
Dredge the shrimp in cornstarch and place in the hot oil. (I will typically only cook the shrimp for 3-5 minutes to make sure they are cooked throughly and crispy)
While the shrimp are frying, I will work on the cabbage and the sauce. I thinly slice the cabbage and place them in bowls. The cabbage will be the bedding for the shrimp. The sauce is really easy, 3 ingredient: mayo, sweet chili sauce and sriracha. The recipe calls to mix 1/2 cup of mayo, 1/4 cup of sweet chili mayo and 1/4 tsp. of sriracha. I will use the measurements for the mayo and the sweet chili mayo, but I add more sriracha as we like the shrimp spicier than the recipe calls for You can really make the sauce your own depending on how mild or spicy you want the sauce.
After the shrimp is done frying I will put the shrimp in a bowl and put the sauce over the top. I will not use all of the sauce, as I like to have some leftover.
I place about 10 shrimp on top of the bed of cabbage, pour some of the additional sauce on top and then serve.
The process is really easy, and depending on the amount of shrimp you have, pretty quick. The last time I made this I fried about 50 shrimp, used 20 between the two bowls and have 30 left for other meals. To reheat, I will place what I need on a baking sheet and place in the oven at 350 degrees until hot! The leftovers are really good for tacos and I have even put them on a Caesar salad!
If you are looking for a healthier option for the shrimp, I have grilled the shrimp before and then put them in the sauce. I also recently had a friend that still dredged them in the cornstarch and then cooked them in the air fryer. She said they were really good, so I may try the air fryer next time!
Like I said, this is a really easy recipe that the whole family will enjoy! If you decide to make it, tag me on Instagram because I would love to see what all you do with this recipe!
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