Thursday, November 4, 2010

Bang Bang Shrimp~

While having a sleepover babysitting at one of our DD's.. already many many months ago...I glanced through her Food Network magazine and the name Bonefish Grill in an article caught my eye..It's a resto in Florida my daughter likes to go to..

The Bang Bang Shrimp tempted my curiosity..and funnily enough she told me they often order that.
We rarely rarely rarely rarely eat fried food..even more rarely that's like never..

But I had to try..back then and forgot to share with you..

They are good..

We still have a hard time w/ oil.. Except for Ann's Coconut Shrimp:) but..once in a blue blue moon....

La Recette~Courtesy of the Food Network~
Almost Famous Spicy Shrimp~

For the Sauce:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Asian chili sauce (such as sambal oelek)
2 teaspoons honey
Kosher salt
For the Shrimp:
Vegetable oil, for frying
2 large eggs
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
1 1/4 pounds small shrimp, peeled and deveined
Bibb lettuce leaves, for serving
Thinly sliced scallions, for garnish
Make the sauce: Mix the mayonnaise, chili sauce, honey, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon water in a large bowl; set aside.

Prepare the shrimp: Heat about 2 inches of vegetable oil in a heavy-bottomed pot or Dutch oven over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350 degrees. Meanwhile, whisk the eggs in a shallow bowl. Whisk the flour, cornstarch and 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper in another shallow bowl.

Working in batches, dredge the shrimp in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess, dip in the beaten eggs, then return to the flour mixture, turning to form a thick crust. Fry the shrimp in the hot oil until lightly golden, 1 to 2 minutes, adjusting the heat as needed to maintain the oil temperature. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate with a slotted spoon.

Toss the shrimp with the prepared sauce. Arrange the lettuce in a shallow serving bowl or on individual plates. Top with the shrimp and garnish with scallions.
Do you make this? If so do you have a great recipe? Perhaps not fried?

I admit this dish was made in March..

Sometimes when we prepare a happens and it gets lost in the draft(s):) is quite yummy if you decide to try it..


  1. it looks delish and has that tropical fl feel about it~ not partial to fried foods, but that looks right up my beach wanderlust.

  2. Wow!!!! I know what I'm having for dinner tomorrow night.

    Monique you always share the best recipes.


  3. Life happens, but better late than never. :) Your magic touch has never left.

  4. I never fry seafood, but I love eating it! This looks really good, and your photos really show it off so well.

  5. We never fry either Monique...I don't like the smell fo oil in the kithcen and of and all those things...BUT...when I see your photos... it is tempting...maybe a blue moon, like you say. And SO delicious when friend...and I quite like tempura. Such beautiful photos...I'm curious though...forgive if it is a silly question...why Bang bang shrimps?

  6. There is a Bonefish Grill location about a 45 minute drive from here but we have never been there. I looked at their menu online and they serve the Bang Bang shrimp as an appetizer.

    They look wonderful. I never deep fry either but may have to make an exception for these! They look so good! Once in a great while is fine, as long as my J hasn't had frites that weekend ;)

  7. Oh, these do look quite tasty. I love the sweet/hot combination in the sauce.

  8. I never fry anything either...too messy. We have a Bonefish Grill here, but I've never eaten there!

  9. My brother-in-law and his wife are always bragging about Bang Bang Shrimp. Bless you for explaining about them and for a recipe. I am going to surprise them with your recipe the next time I have them over for dinner.

    As always, delicious photos.

  10. We are also not fried at home people...but I have eaten this dish every time I have been to a Bonefish Grill and it is really delicious!
    We have eaten at several different ones.

    Yours looks better than the original...I am going to have to give it a whirl...thanks so much Monique!

  11. M.
    We loved the BoneFish Grill...
    Yours looks devine,
    sometimes a splurge is in order!
    Have fun.
    Kathy @
    Sweet Up-North Mornings...

  12. J'aime bien le nom ... et j'aime bien la recette ! ;o)

  13. Looks absolutely delicious...! Shrimps with mayo based sauce, hmmm...!!!

  14. Bonjour Monique~ I love~love those photos & I'm going to have to try that delectable recipe!! mmmmh

  15. Bang Bang Shrimps...what a name! It looks absolutely addictive too... bookmarking this.

  16. so yummy! I love fried shrimp/prawn!

  17. they look so good. during my apprenticeship i learned to use deep frying like all other cooking methods if they support the taste of the product. your shrimps look so so so delicious.

  18. Hope they turn out well for you~

    Thank you..

  19. Love the name for one thing! And yum on that sauce. I don't fry a lot of things, but this looks divine, Monique.
    I've been to a Bonefish Grill...I live in Boca.

  20. Monique, this looks so yummy. I'm passing the recipe along to my "chef". We rarely have fried food, but he loves to try new things. Thanks! ~ sarah

  21. took my breath away with the dish...and the name! Oh yes please, I would make a deep fried exception for something as tempting as this. Do you think chicken would work here, as the daughter will not touch shrimp...sigh! You make me want to try this SOON!
    Tanti baci bella...

  22. Oh yes I think Chicken would be good:0 Thank you..
    Have a great weekend everyone.

  23. Those shrimp look absolutly scrumptious Monique!! I can't eat shrimp but I am thinking Todd would love those! xxoo