About a month ago, I went to Bonefish with one of my many fantastic supervisors from internship to celebrate the end of my non-gainful employment as an intern. We had the bang bang shrimp, and I should mention that I do not like spicy food nor do I like seafood. But I liked the bang bang shrimp. In anticipation of a fun weekend with my fam this weekend, I was thinking about some snacks and appetizers we could have and thought I'd attempt the BBS. It turned out great and I'll definitely be making it again! I looked around for copy-cat recipes, and I read about 6 and all of the zillions of comments of people who think their slight tweak makes the recipe INFINITELY better. It seemed like this recipe was the general consensus for the closest match, and Luke and I both really liked it. I think I was also drawn to the delicious looking martini in the picture. Found it here: http://www.cdkitchen.com/recipes/recs/435/Bonefish-Grills-Bang-Bang-Shr108368.shtml
Just as a general warning, pan frying the shrimp was messy. Really messy. There was EVOO popping all over the place, and even after Swiffering, my kitchen floor is very soft and slippery. But, the shrimp was delicious, so I think it was worth it! I also think it would be really easy and just as delicious to buy some frozen popcorn shrimp and cut out that messy step. I'll probably do that when I make it this weekend to cut down on clean-up time with family around.
1/3 cup low-fat mayonnaise - you may want to go up to 1/2 cup depending on how creamy you want the shrimp to be. I just wanted a light coating.
1/3 cup Thai sweet chili sauce - I found this really easily in the Asian food section
5 drops Sriracha hot chili sauce - add more if you want it hotter
1 pound shrimp, de-veined, de-tailed
extra virgin olive oil - enough to coat the pan for frying
lots of paper towels
Coat the shrimp in cornstarch and pan fry until they're golden brown. Remove them from the pan and put them on a plate for a couple of minutes before transferring them to a thick stack of paper towels to soak of some of the oil. Mix the mayo and chili sauces. Toss the shrimp in the sauce in a big bowl, and serve it on a bed of lettuce. YUM!
Disclaimer: these are a bit hot. As we can gather from the pearls of wisdom from Modern Family: if your mouth is burning, do not drink water. Drink milk. Thanks, Cam.