With my body sore today, I need a little BANG in my Monday. The 'pin' I made last week did this. I made Bang Bang Shrimp and it was awesome! For those who shy away from spicy, you may want to tone down the spices or avoid this dish all together. Since it was so good I would pick the first option and just go lighter on the spice. It's a bit of a heavier dish so I paired it with a side salad which helped tone down the spiciness. Overall, if you're looking for a little BANG in your Monday- this 'pin' will do it.
1 pound of medium to large shrimp (raw, peeled, and deveined)
1/2 cup mayo (I used light and a little less than this since we're not mayo fans)
4-5 tsp. chili garlic sauce (use less if you're not into very spicy foods)
1 tsp. granulated sugar
1 tsp. rice vinegar
1 cup milk
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup panko
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1 cup vegetable oil
1. In a small bowl mix the mayo, chili sauce, sugar and vinegar together and set aside, covered.
2. In a shallow bowl mix the egg and milk, set aside.
3. In a separate dish combine the flour, panko crumbs, salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder together and stir well to combine.
4. Dip the shrimp in the breading, followed by egg, and than back in the breading. Set on a plate. Continue until all shrimp are coated. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
5. As the shrimp are refrigerating, heat the oil in a nonstick skillet.
6. Once hot, add 6-7 shrimp at a time until golden on one side than flip.
7. When both sides are golden remove and place on paper towel to dry.
8. Add a few shrimp at a time to a mixing bowl with some of the spiced mayo sauce. Once coated, remove and add more shrimp/sauce. This is where you can decide how much of the mayo sauce you want.
9. Serve hot with a side of salad or rice.