Monday, May 24, 2010

Bang Bang Shrimp

This is one of my new favorite appetizers. But aren't they all?! Because if I am posting it then it's nothing short of delicious aka post worthy.

This appie accompanied the Triple Cheese Mushrooms on Mother's Day when I did nothing but appetizers. They just make me happy. A happy sampling of a little bit of this & a little bit of that. For me, life is a like a buffet of appies, ya never know whatcha gonna get!

These have gained quite the popularity in many restaurants & since shrimp is one of my favorites I knew I had to make them right away. The pan only calls for enough oil to lightly fry the shrimp so don't go thinking of a scary deep fry. This was quite easy & did I mention delicious???!!!!!!!!!!!!!


{ Printable Recipe Here }

1/2 cup light mayonnaise
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Asian chili sauce *
2 teaspoons honey
Kosher salt
Vegetable oil, for frying
2 large eggs
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
Kosher salt & freshly ground pepper
1 1/4 pounds large shrimp, peeled & deveined (I like tail on)

ake the sauce: Mix the mayonnaise, chili sauce, honey, 1/4 teaspoon salt & 1 tablespoon water in a large bowl; set aside.

repare the shrimp: Heat about 2 inches of vegetable oil in a pan. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs in a shallow bowl. Whisk the flour, cornstarch & 1 teaspoon each salt & pepper in another shallow bowl.

orking in batches, dredge the shrimp in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess, dip in the beaten eggs, then return to the flour mixture, turning to form a thick crust. Fry the shrimp in the hot oil until lightly golden, 1 to 2 minutes, adjusting the heat as needed to maintain the oil temperature. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate with a slotted spoon.

oss the shrimp with the prepared sauce.

{ Food for Thought }

I added quite a bit more chili sauce than what's stated above because I felt there was too much mayo. Just start out with what the recipe calls for & then add more chili sauce & honey according to your own taste. Also, use a good Asian style sauce. 

I also worked in batches so I had a master bowl for all the sauce & then used a separate bowl in which I placed a little sauce to coat each batch of freshly fried shrimp. 

You don't want the shrimp drenched in sauce, just lightly but thoroughly coated.

{ Linking Deliciously to Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays }

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And for Wordful Wednesday, here is something beautiful my boy made for his mama at school.

While other moms were 90 years old & cooked canned beans, he was spot on about everything.

{ Linking to Wordful Wednesdays at Seven Clown Circus }


Kristina P. said...

Yes! I have a bag of shrimp in my freezer and I have been looking for new recipes. Are they really spicy?

Beach House Living said...

Any suggestions on how to make this without the flour? It looks really tasty.

Shrimp said...

I like mine spicy, too! (Well, of course you can always adjust the chili sauce.) But me, I preferred mine really hot, lol! This shrimp recipe is really good, I think it'll go best with a cold bottle of beer. Hmmm, I think I'll be making a big batch of these for my husband and his friends this weekend.

FROGGITY! said...

yum, spicy!! when i get settled i will have to try some more seafood recipes. i think summer is the perfect time for shellfish!!!!

WendyLynders said...

Looks fantastic. I so love appetizers as well... oh my gosh a weakness. I will need to add this to my list of to dos!

Pam said...

Wow - these look really tasty. Love all the flavors you used.

~Marie~ said...

Oh sweet mother of pearl! I cannot wait to make these. I may make them this weekend, as I have a baby shower to attend. But we shall see because, pregnant people can't eat fish. Then again I could just make it for myself!

(p.s. I have a cookie recipe on my blog, if you are in the mood for some yummy cookies.)


The Not So Perfect Housewife said...

These look SO delicious and very yummy!!!

Life with Kaishon said...

Oh. My. Good heavens : )

These look so delicious Stephanie! Delicious. Delicious. Delicious!

Jessica said...

Wow! This looks to die for. I LOVE seafood - in pretty much any form but I think shelfish are my fav's : )

Tender Branson said...

I love his line "she doesn't like to get up and exercise." Spot on with that one?

Brimful Curiosities said...

I just love reading what kids think about their parents. My daughter thinks I'm 13. That's better than 90 I guess.

Ronda said...

Ooooh, I can't wait to make this! Just in time for the holiday weekend! I LOVE spicy and I love shrimp! Have a great weekend and don't work too hard!

elra said...

I just love the name of this shrimp dish. It looks delicious and scrumptious too.

Brenda said...

Asian chili sauce is my new favorite seasoning recently. I've gone through 2 jars already this year. It just adds a nice zip to foods.

What a wonderful idea your sons teacher had in making those for the moms. So often children don't think a lot about what their moms like. Its funny that he thinks you mostly cook chicken. Tell him I see a lot of shrimp recipes on your blog ;)

The Blonde Duck said...

Have you ever had ceviche? I just had some today and it was AMAZING!

Michelle said...

I have some unopened chili sauce that is begging to get some air time.

Love that letter from Tristan. So you don't like to exercise eh? :)

Stacy (the Random Cool Chick) said...

That shrimp looks and sounds oh so good! I'm going to have to make some!

I LOVED that letter from Tristan - and very cool that your favorite show is Criminal Minds and you don't like to get up to work too on both counts! ;)

WW: Princess Nagger Goes to the Zoo

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

Oh dear god. Easily my favorite dish. Do you remember when the cheesecake factory took it off the menu? I still had it everytime I went there. They would still make it. But it's back, whew...

I've never made it at home and I'm terrified what is going to happen to the price of shrimp this summer thanks to those idiots at BP so maybe I'll run out and make this soon.

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma, What's for Dinner

Cinnamon-Girl said...

That's sweet! 90? Really? Funny! I never heard of these shrimp before but they really look good! I love making Asian food at home.

Fresh Mommy said...

This does look like something I actually just had in a restaurant and it was amazing! Although all of your recipes look amazing! Sorry I've been a little MIA lately, having this second child has really changed my schedule... and continues to daily. :)


Joanne said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I love what you have going on here!

This shrimp looks amazing. Absolutely bursting with flavor!

WPMomOf2 (jen) said...

yum yum....I just hope we can find shrimp in another few weeks/ sad about the oil spill in Louisiana!

Helene said...

I just had to post and tell you how much I'm enjoying your blog!! So far, I've made 3 of your recipes, with the latest one being the moo shu shrimp (except we didn't have shrimp so I used chicken) and it was SO good!

My kids and my husband are very picky but my husband is even eating seconds right now! He's rather impressed!!!!

So thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes with the world! I'm a diehard fan!

Chef Chuck said...

Hello, This is Bang Bang shrimp looks so good with your honey chili glaze! :)

Mary said...

What a nice recipe. I found your blog by chance and had planned only to say hello before moving on. I, instead, began paging through your earlier posts and stayed far longer than I planned. I really like your recipes and the tone of your blog. I'll be back a soften as time allows. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

BeautifulDisaster311 said...

What a precious picture! Can't wait to try the shrimp. Hope you're well and happy summer!

barb said...

These look amazing. I've had a bag of frozen shrimp in the freezer for about a month now and wanted to find something new to try. Think I just did!

Maria said...

Great shrimp recipe!

Katy's Eats said...

How original recipe!

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The Mrs. said...

Am doing this one!!! Woot! Love what your son wrote!

Ma What's 4 dinner said...

come back soon!!! I miss you....

Lots of yummy love,
Alex aka Ma, What's For Dinner

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Melissa Lester said...

I love the bang-bang shrimp at Bonefish Grill, so I am pleased to find this recipe. I enjoy nibbling on this and that to make a meal out of appetizers, too. Yum!

Chef Chuck said...

Hello I hope all is well! I love Shrimp! Glad to see a great cook and family, what a combo :) Merry Christmas to you and your family.

Howe to Cook said...

Oh wow. This looks to die for!!

Vitek said...

It's for me.

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