Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Bang Bang Banging Shrimp Recipe from Skinnytaste!

About two weeks ago I posted a photo of homemade "Bang Bang Shrimp" that I made for dinner on Instagram {find me @lhhisfabulous61111} and had quite a few requests for a post about how I made it! Well Well I am finally sitting down to share!! If you aren't familiar with "Bang Bang Shrimp" it is one of Bonefish Grill's most popular dishes! It has a bit of a sweet and spicy kick to it and I could literally eat my weight in it!

I found the recipe I used, also called "Banging Shrimp" on Skinnytaste which was a double score as I knew it would be tasty and low in calories and fat! I served it a little differently than she did, but used the same preparations and directions for the actual shrimp!

Side note: This post is so late because I wrote it and then noticed a tab on the Skinnytaste website that said "legal". I clicked and read that I had to have written permission from Gina to reproduce any text from her site. Sooo I freaked, as obviously I don't want to end up in court, emailed her and waited for a response in which she totally gave me the go ahead! Thanks Gina!! 

What you will need {Recipe found on Skinnytaste}:

5 tbsp light mayonnaise {we use Dukes Light Mayo}
3 tbsp Thai Sweet Chili Sauce {we actually found that at Harris Teeter as their own store brand so we saved a few bucks here}
1 tsp Sriracha {Harris Teeter also has their store brand of this too!}
1 lb large shrimp, shelled and deveined
2 tsp cornstarch
1 tsp canola oil


In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, Thai sweet chili sauce and Sriracha. Set aside.

Coat shrimp with cornstarch, mixing well with your hands.

Heat a large skillet or wok on high heat, when hot add oil. When oil is hot add the shrimp to hot pan and cook tossing a few times until cooked through, about 3 minutes {our shrimp took longer to cook... more like 8 minutes}. Remove from pan and combine with the sauce coating well. 

Instead of placing shrimp on a bed of lettuce like Gina did, I cooked up a bag of fried rice from Trader Joes' and topped that with the shrimp! It turned out great although there are a few things I would change. 

I would use less mayonnaise, maybe 3 tablespoons. My sauce had a strong mayo-ie taste to it and it was over powering the Thai Sweet Chili sauce. I ended up adding A LOT more Thai Sweet Chili sauce to it after I originally coated the shrimp with the mixture. Next time I would probably add 4 to 5 tablespoons of the Thai Sweet Chili sauce and 2 teaspoons of the Sriracha to add a little bit more of a kick. 

Regardless it was a mighty pretty dish... see for yourself! 

If you end up whipping this up in your kitchen let me know how it goes and how much you like it OR if you didn't like it OR if you made any changes like I will make next time!! 

Happy Eating!!!



  1. Yum! I love Bang Bang Shrimp- Will definitely be trying out this recipe!

  2. I have to make this!!! My husband would be so happy haha. Following you now :)