Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Bang Bang Shrimp

John is a big YouTube fan. He often falls down the rabbit hole while looking for a video. A couple of hours later he's watched bootleg footage of the Eagles, toured a cruise ship and watched cooking demos. 

One such demo became tonight's meal. 

It started with shrimp. We have a couple sizes in the freezer. (Which is to capacity AGAIN!). John chose a pound of the bigger ones and put them in water to defrost them. 

Now for the Bang Bang sauce. It has 1/2 cup of mayo, 1/4 cup sweet Thai chili sauce and about 1 TBSP siracha. 

All mixed together, we added more siracha for the heat. 

John peeled all the shrimp, saving the tails and skins for a future seafood stock. 

After drying the shrimp, he dredged them in cornstarch. 

We started the pasta. 

Then we dropped the shrimp in the fryer. 

It came out perfectly. 

Right in the Bang Bang sauce. 

A little butter and garlic to flavor up the pasta. 

All stirred together to finish it off. 

The flavor was great. The shrimp was crispy. It could have been spicier and we are thinking of adjusting the mayo. It seemed heavy. Overall, we really enjoyed the meal.