With a Bang

by Mara @ What's For Dinner? on April 13, 2011

in Asian, fish or seafood, shrimp, simple recipe, sushi

First of all, I’m overwhelmed by the response to my request for donations to the 5K I’m walking in a few weeks! The donation page is going to be up until April 30, so please stop by if you can even spare a dollar!

I got a few inquiries about the blogger “flea market” I’ll be hosting, and details on that will be out tomorrow!

Also, voting for the next recipe featured has closed, and the results are as follows:

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The next recipe featured will be my Perfect Whole Wheat Pizza Dough!

But here’s the thing. I made something so delicious tonight, I can’t wait to share it with you. So, tonight’s dinner is booting pizza for another night.

So there’s this restaurant called Bonefish Grill. One of the absolutely most amazing dishes they serve there is this stuff called Bang Bang Shrimp. Here’s an old picture of it:

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As you can see, it’s fried shrimp laden with a spicy mayo-based sauce. Not exactly your health food item!

In a mission to create some new dishes, and in the process, use up a bunch of stuff that’s been clogging our pantry for days weeks months. I happened upon some wasabi powder and sushi rice left over from the Project Food Blog days, a bag of frozen shrimp…and I had an idea.

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I whipped up some sushi rice (see this post for instructions) and while that cooked, I came up with something to do with the frozen shrimp. A quick sauce made for 3/4 lb of small shrimp:

  • 1/3 c. kewpie mayonnaise (found at Japanese or other Asian supermarkets), regular works too
  • 2 Tbsp. sriracha
  • 2 Tbsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. sesame oil

Whisk these together, and then top your shrimp with this lovely pink sauce. Allow them to sit while you prepare your garnish for the rest of this amazing dish.

Find the prettiest red pepper you can. Julienne it.

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Peel and seed a cucumber, then julienne that. And dice an avocado.

Then, make yourself a plate of delicious.

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Top the shrimp with some sliced green onion and diced red pepper.

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Start eating with chopsticks, and realize that you can expedite the food-to-mouth process by using a fork.

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Make sure there’s a large glass of water nearby because this stuff is spicy! And resist going back for seconds because your husband needs to eat dinner too…

And, because I had a good weigh in this morning (see my Weight Loss page!) I’m not going to go crazy with this mayo-based sauce. I will, however, be making some baked crispy shrimp and/or chicken soon to see if I can truly replicate the original.

I promise. Whole wheat pizza tomorrow!

xoxo

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J3nn (Jenn's Menu and Lifestyle Blog) April 14, 2011 at 6:30 AM

That looks amazing! We have a Bonefish Grill near us, too. I’ve never been to it, but now I’m curious, lol.
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Lizz April 14, 2011 at 10:31 AM

Bang Bang Shrimp is the best thing ever. Period.

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Lizz April 14, 2011 at 10:32 AM

That sounded rude. I mean…I can’t wait to try your version because I loves it!
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Christin@purplebirdblog April 14, 2011 at 10:55 AM

Oh good LAWD woman, that sushi plate looks divine!! :D
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Roz April 14, 2011 at 12:57 PM

Woo Hoo!!!!!! Way to go on the 2.8 down!!
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