Healthier Bang Bang Shrimp

Hey guys! It’s been a while. & Quite frankly it’s because I’ve fallen off my healthy eating wagon and haven’t had much motivation. Between colds, pneumonia, bronchitis, and any other goo in our house, it has been so hard to find time. I’m sorry I haven’t been around for any of you faithful readers. But I’m back and with the support of my husband and friends I’m going to get back on my clean eating train! Join me.. again!

This recipe comes from a few weeks ago when we had bought some shrimp but didn’t want the typical shrimp on the grill in some butter with a side of vegetables. I had heard of people talk about bang bang shrimp. Shrimp covered in some spicy sauce didn’t sound very appetizing to me, but I gave it a try. It was delicious & so different than any shrimp recipe I had ever had.

The recipe my husband had found just called for sweet chili sauce, which is something we have never kept on hand. Actually I had never even heard of it, so I found out what was in a sweet chili sauce, looked through the cabinets and found a lot of the ingredients & went to town. It also called for siracha sauce, but I’m a wimp when it comes to spice and for that reason we also don’t have that on hand. Haha, so good ole Franks hot sauce it was. All of it combined turned into such a good combination. It was such a good summer light recipe.

We also paired our shrimp with some plain white rice, but with some of the left over sweet chili sauce drizzled, soooooooo good. The other side we had was broccoli. Odd I know. This is my second year doing a raised garden & this was the first year I grew broccoli. The broccoli pictured was a first cutting from the garden. Have you ever had FRESH broccoli from the garden? So much more tender and such better flavor.

I hope you all enjoy this recipe if your looking for a different way to enjoy some shrimp! Don’t give up on me, I’m going to keep posting!

Healthier Bang Bang Shrimp

1lb shrimp cooked in a tbls butter
2 tbls mayo
1 tbls plain greek yogurt
2 tbls sweet chili sauce (homemade)
a dash of franks red hot sauce

Combine the mayo, yogurt, sweet chili sauce and red hot sauce in a bowl set aside. Melt the butter in a non stick pan, heat it and then throw the shrimp in. Cook about 2-3 minutes on each side until pink and no longer see through. Toss the cooked shrimp into the mayo mix. Serve.

Sweet chili sauce
1/3 cup rice vinegar
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup sugar (granulated only)
1 1/2 teaspoons red chili flakes
2 cloves garlic minced
1 teaspoon minced ginger
1 teaspoon soy sauce
2 teaspoons cornstarch dissolved in 1 tbls water

Heat everything except the cornstarch mixture in a pan over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved. Then pour in the cornstarch mixture and bring to a boil. Then quickly remove it from heat and let cool.

Bang bang shrimp

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