Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

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Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta – turn the famous bang bang shrimp appetizer into a main dish with this creamy pasta.

Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta - turn the famous bang bang shrimp appetizer into a main dish with this creamy pasta.

 

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Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta {Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts}

I have seen Bang Bang Shrimp all over the internet.  I had never tried it in person, but was really curious with all the hype I was seeing.  In case you haven’t seen it, it is a breaded shrimp that is in a creamy, spicy, sauce.  It is a very well known appetizer from the restaurant Bonefish.  Well, I finally had the chance to try it in person.  Oh my, these were amazing!!  A friend and I went there, and split them.  It was so good, I could have eaten the entire bowl myself.  And I have been craving them since.

Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta - a creamy pasta version of Bonefish's famous Bang Bang Shrimp

I have made a homemade version of the sauce before and served it with store bought popcorn shrimp, and even just sauteed shrimp.  But this time, I figured why not turn it into a full meal.  The shrimp and pasta are coated in the spicy, creamy sauce for a super quick and easy weeknight meal. You can adjust the heat level if your family does not like a lot of heat.  Just reduce the amount of chili garlic sauce.  I did not use breaded shrimp, just large shrimp that I sauteed in a skillet.  Shrimp cooks in no time, so waiting for the pasta to cook is pretty much the longest part of this dinner.

Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta - turn the famous bang bang shrimp appetizer into a main dish with this creamy pasta.
4.60 from 5 votes

Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

By Erin
Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta - turn the famous bang bang shrimp appetizer into a main dish with this creamy pasta.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 15 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 4

Ingredients 

  • 8 oz pasta
  • 12 oz shrimp, , peeled and deveined
  • 1 Tbls cornstarch
  • 2 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, , minced
  • 1 Tbls olive oil

Sauce

  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp Sriracha

Instructions 

  • In a bowl combine all of the ingredients for the sauce. Mix until well combined. Set aside.
  • Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • Toss shrimp together with cornstarch until well coated. In a large skillet heat olive oil over medium high heat. Add garlic, and shrimp. Season with salt, pepper, and paprika. Cook for 3-4 minutes on each side, until cooked through.
  • Toss together cooked hot pasta, sauce, and shrimp.
  • Serve immediately

Notes

Adapted from Skinny Mom

Nutrition

Serving: 1g | Calories: 292kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 181mg | Sodium: 1472mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 10g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Author: Erin
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Dinner Recipes
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4
Calories: 292
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Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta - turn the famous bang bang shrimp appetizer into a main dish with this creamy pasta.

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5 Comments

  1. I must be in a pasta mood. I took one look and felt a HUGE craving for this. Simple and totally tasty!!!

  2. 5 stars
    This was a great recipe. The yogurt toned down the thai chili. I received a 5 out of 5 star from all the recipients. Instead of pasta I used pad thai noodles.