Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Bang Bang Shrimp


Howdy, friends! It is sweltering in NJ this week. We are way over 90 degrees each day with high humidity and a high heat index. The kicker? The doctor wants me to avoid heat since my pregnancy is causing some insane asthma. Can I ask you how one avoids HEAT when it feels over 100 degrees each day? Hmm... well, I haven't figured it out yet! The one thing I did figure out was I am not turning on my oven, not under any circumstances. I've been making many dinners on the stovetop and this was one.

John and I love bang bang shrimp from Bonefish Grill. Love. I am pretty anti chain restaurants but I make an exception for Bonefish, particularly for these shrimp. The other day the craving was strong and I decided to make them. Since they are extremely unhealthy I paired it with a simple green salad and called it a meal. We were both happy- this was a definite crowd pleaser. I will make it again next time I have company for an appetizer, it's so tasty and pretty similar to the classic from Bonefish.

Source: Adapted from Chef Mommy

Ingredients:

1 pound shrimp, raw, peeled, and deveined (I used jumbo, I'd suggest medium)

Sauce:
1/2 cup mayo
4-5 tsp. chili garlic sauce
1 tsp. granulated sugar
1 tsp. rice vinegar

Egg mixture:
1 egg
1 cup milk

Breading:
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup panko
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder

1 cup vegetable oil

Directions:
1- In a small bowl mix all of the sauce ingredients together and set aside, covered.
2- In a shallow bowl mix the egg and milk, set aside. In a separate dish combine the breading ingredients and stir well to combine.
3- Dip the shrimp in the breading, followed by egg, and than back in the breading. Set on a plate. Continue until all shrimp are coated. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
4- Meanwhile heat the oil in a nonstick skillet. Once hot, add 6-7 shrimp at a time until golden on one side, slip. Once both sides are golden remove and place on paper towel to dry.
5- Add a few shrimp at a time to a mixing bowl with some sauce. Once coated, remove and add more shrimp/sauce. (I found using a soft rubber mixing spoon worked best to coat without pulling off the breading).
6- Serve hot on a bead of lettuce, top with green onion if desired.

12 comments:

  1. YUM! I've had this recipe bookmarked forever but because I've never tried the shrimp, I've been hesitant to try it. Definitely going on my "need to make ASAP" list now though!

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  2. I'm sorry to hear about your asthma- I hope it gets better. I'm with you, it's hard to stay cool when it's a zillion degrees outside.

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  3. I looove Bonefish for this reason. They have really good mashed potatoes too!

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  4. I'll be your company for this appetizer any day! :)

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  5. Hi Stephanie! I loved your recipe for the Bang Bang Shrimp dish and I will be featuring a link to your blog tomorrow on my Notepad Features. Thank you for sharing!

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  6. How long do you cook the shrimp on each side?

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  7. I'd say 2-3 minutes per side, until crispy!

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  8. These were amazing! Tried them last night. I don't suppose you have any suggestions on how to get the vegetable oil smell out of the house? It lingered for 2 days. These shrimp were so good it was worth it! I'm a new mom as well (my son in 4 months), I hope you're adjusting well and hopefully getting some sleep!

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    1. Colleen thanks for all the comments and congrats on the baby! I have no suggestions on the oil- bake cookies, that should mask it ;) HAHA! I have the same issue with oil- the stink lingers.

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  9. This recipe looks great! Thank you for sharing! You may want to use Coconut Oil instead of the Vegetable Oil. It's much healthier and it will leave behind less of a funky smell in the house =)

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  10. What is chili garlic sauce? Is there a specific brand you use or do you make it?

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    1. Chili garlic sauce is an Asian condiment. This is the kind I use:
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