The BEST Bang Bang Shrimp

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This Bang Bang Shrimp is super delicious!!! If you have ever tried this appetizer at Bonefish Grill, this Bang Bang Shrimp recipe tastes almost exactly the same. These Shrimp are perfectly crunchy, smothered with a tangy sauce that has just the right balance of sweet and spicy. This dish is very fast and easy to make and it looks beautiful on the table served atop a bed of lettuce and sprinkled with green onion. It can even be served as a main dish served on top of rice. We are the biggest shrimp lovers in the world, and this recipe did not disappoint, in fact it turned out better then I even imagined. These Bang Bang shrimp really are “Bangin”! My family really enjoyed this scrumptious appetizer for dinner today and I hope your family does too! 🙂

Bang Bang Shrimp {Serves 4 as an Appetizer, 2 as Main dish}

Ingredients:

  • 1 LB Raw Medium Shrimp (Thawed, Peeled and deveined)
  • About 8 Tablespoons of Vegetable Oil (For frying)
  • 1/2 Cup Cornstarch (To coat the shrimp in)
  • 1/2 Cup Mayonnaise
  •  1/4 Cup Thai Style Chili Sauce ( Spicy-hot and sweet)
  • 2 Drops of  Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce

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Directions:

1) Peel and devein the shrimp (I bought Medium deveined Shrimp so I just had to peel mine.) Wash the shrimp thoroughly in cold water. Set the shrimp aside.

2) In a small bowl, Mix together the mayonnaise, Thai style chili sauce, and Sriracha hot chili sauce. Cover with foil and set aside.

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3)Put the cornstarch in a plate, and put the plate with the shrimp next to it. (I use disposable plates for faster clean up). Heat up the vegetable oil in a large frying pan. Set up a plate with paper towels or napkins.

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4) When the oil is heated up, dip the shrimp into the cornstarch, fully covering it on both sides, and gently put it into the frying pan. *Do this in batches, that way it cooks fast and they all turn out perfectly crispy. I cooked the shrimp in 3 batches.*

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5) When the shrimps get cooked through on one side, flip them over to the other side. When the shrimp are cooked through and crispy looking on both sides, using 2 forks transfer the shrimp onto the plate lined with paper towels, to drain the excess oil out of the shrimp.

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6) When you are done cooking all the shrimp, put it into a large bowl. Add the sauce into the bowl and very gently mix, to transfer the sauce evenly onto the shrimp.

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7) Wash and cut some pieces of lettuce. Wash and cut a few green onions (only the green part). Place the lettuce on a plate and put the bang bang shrimp on top of the bed of lettuce. Sprinkle with the green onion on top for extra taste and garnish.

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