Monday, January 30, 2012

Bang Bang!

One time for a semi-fancy date in the 'Cuse, Mr. Lawyer took me out to Bonefish Grill. I fell madly in love with the Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos. There are two copy cat recipes floating around the net. I went the the more simple one (that doesn't involve milk and panko). It was good, had a nice bit of crunch, but could have used some more spice. 
In other words: Wicket and I got down and dirty with the frying.
Wicket did a much better job at containing the splatter than The General did. Respect. 
In other news: peanut oil is a smokeless gift from the gods. My apartment is not smokey or smelly. Props.
The shrimp was delicious. I would be curious in trying the more intense recipe but this was a nice imitation. My special talent for making salads unhealthy shined tonight.
Fake Bang Bang Shrimp
(inspired by Bonefish Grill)
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
3 drops Sriracha Hot Chili Sauce (or to taste)
1 pound shelled and deveined shrimp
Dry cornstarch
oil for frying
chopped scallions
1. Mix mayonnaise with Thai Sweet Chili Sauce. Add hot sauce to taste. 
2. Dredge the shrimp in cornstarch. Deep fat fry the shrimp until lightly brown. Drain on paper towel, put in a bowl and coat with the sauce. 
3. Serve in a lettuce lined bowl, top with chopped scallions.

1 comment:

  1. Made this for New Years. Haven't had the Bonefish recipe but thought this was excellent. Don't need to go out for a great taste.