Friday, 6 April 2012

Bang Bang Shrimp!!

My dad is in town, so I thought what a great opportunity to try out a few new recipes!!  Since it is good Friday I settled on a few Shrimp recipes.  Who could resist the name?!?!  Bang Bang Shrimp!!  the photo on Pinterest was lovely too, I am afraid my photography skills are lacking, but who cares how it looks in the picture, we want to know if it tastes good!!

Bang Bang Shrimp, Thai Red Curry Shrimp, Pad Thai
And the verdict is.... DELICIOUS!!  Definitely a to make again recipe.  I would make Bang Bang Shrimp, Bang Bang Chicken,  Bang Bang Fish, BANG BANG!!  Everybody loved it!

The recipe was pretty easy to follow.  Peeling and deveining shrimp can be a pain in the behind, but husbands usually come in quite useful for those tasks, or you can pay a little extra and by the shrimp ready to go. 
The sauce is quite tasty.  I used more than 4-5 teaspoons of chili garlic sauce, because we like a little extra heat in our house.  I probably could have used even more.
Breading the shrimp for frying.... well I am very messy when I do it, so I had clumps of the mixture everywhere. I ended up having to make an extra batch of the breading mixture to fully coat all of my shrimp.
The final touch, putting the sauce on the shrimp!  My sauce was a lot thicker than the original picture.  I used a lot more sauce than the 1/4 of the sauce recommended, but I also like my food well covered in sauce.

Bang Bang Shrimp

  • 1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
For the sauce:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 4-5 teaspoons chili garlic sauce, such as Sriracha sauce  I used 5 or 6 and would use more!
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
For the egg mixture:
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 cup milk
For the breading mixture:
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon onion powder - I couldn'f find my onion powder so I left it out :-0
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried basil
For frying:
  • 8 to 12 cups vegetable oil


  1. Combine all ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl; cover and set aside.
  2. Combine beaten egg with milk in shallow bowl; set aside.
  3. Combine flour, panko, salt, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and basil in another shallow bowl; set aside.
  4. Bread the shrimp by first coating each with the breading mixture. Dip breaded shrimp into the egg and milk mixture, and then back into the breading. Arrange the coated shrimp on a plate and pop them into the fridge for at least 20 minutes. This step will help the breading to stick on the shrimp when they are frying.
  5. Heat oil in deep fryer to 350 degrees F. Use amount of oil required by your fryer.
  6. When oil is hot, fry shrimp 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on rack or paper towels.
  7. When all shrimp has been fried, drop the shrimp into a large bowl. Spoon about 1/4 cup of sauce over shrimp and stir gently to coat.
The original recipe:

Hope you enjoy the dish as much as my household did!!

Happy Cooking!!


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