Bang Bang Shrimp Copycat Recipe
Restaurants such as Cheesecake Factory and Bone Fish Grill have amazing appetizers such as Bang Bang Shrimp to get your meal off to a rockin’ start. But what if you love no where near one of these restaurants or want some Bang Bang shrimp at home for the big game, girls night or just because?
You make this copycat recipe and indulge in crunchy, chili sweetness of shrimp at home!
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- 1/2 cup vegetable oil, or more, as needed (for frying)
- 1 cup buttermilk (or make your own with 1 cup milk plus 1 T. vinegar)
- 3/4 cup flour
- 1/2 cup cornstarch
- 1 large egg
- 1 tablespoon hot sauce
- Salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 cup Panko Bread Crumbs, Seasoned. (or substitute in your own homemade breadcrumbs|http://www.savoringthegood.com/2013/06/how-to-make-your-own-bread-crumbs/)
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon Italian seasonings
- 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1/4 cup mayonnaise
- 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
- Sauce: whisk together mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, honey and rice vinegar in a small bowl.
- Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high heat.
- In a large bowl, whisk together buttermilk, flour, cornstarch, egg, hot sauce, salt and pepper, to taste.
- In a large bowl, combine Panko bread crumbs, onion and garlic powder, Italian seasoning, salt and pepper, to taste.
- Working one at a time, dip shrimp into buttermilk mixture, then dredge in Panko mixture, pressing to coat.
- Working in small batches, add shrimp to the skillet and cook until evenly golden and crispy, about 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.
- Serve immediately, drizzled with sweet chili sauce.
Your shrimp will be perfect when the form a ‘C’. If they get tighter to form an ‘O’, they are over cooked. C=cooked. O= overcooked.
Additional Notes: Your fry oil will now have the essence of shrimp in it. You may use it to fry other items but there is a chance your other items may have a shrimpy flavor to them. Once the oil has cooled, store it in a closed container and label it as shrimp fry oil.
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