Because we are really trying to save money (being a grown-up sucks!) we've decided to cut back on our eating out and recreate dishes at home. Nom.
So, I present you with the DIY Bang Bang Shrimp recipe.
Yes, I need a fancier title....
And a more appetizing picture.......
Fake Ginger for this delicious recipe, below!
I followed the directions and recipe to a T and I wouldn't change anything. Except I didn't have onion powder, so I omitted that. I'd add it next time.
Bang Bang ShrimpYield: 2 – 4 as appetizerIngredients
- 1 lb. medium shrimp, peeled and deveinedFor the sauce:
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- 4-5 teaspoons chili garlic sauce, such as Sriracha sauce
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegarFor the egg mixture:
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1 cup milkFor the breading mixture:
- ½ cup all-purpose flour
- ½ cup panko breadcrumbs
- 1 teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon dried basilFor frying:
- 8 to 12 cups vegetable oilInstructions
- Combine all ingredients for the sauce in a small bowl; cover and set aside.
- Combine beaten egg with milk in shallow bowl; set aside.
- Combine flour, panko, salt, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, and basil in another shallow bowl; set aside.
- 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.
- Heat oil in deep fryer to 350 degrees F. Use amount of oil required by your fryer.
- When oil is hot, fry shrimp 2 to 3 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on rack or paper towels.
- When all shrimp has been fried, drop the shrimp into a large bowl. Spoon about ¼ cup of sauce over shrimp and stir gently to coat.
C and I then made Bang, Bang Tacos. We used spanish rice, the bang bang shrimp, lettuce, tomato and sour cream in tortillas and man. I'm fat and happy!
Have you ever recreated a recipe from a restaurant? I'd love to hear your finds!