This Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta Dish has the most scrumptious, creamy sauce. Plus it’s a dinner recipe that is ready in about 20 minutes! Learn how to make bang bang shrimp with this easy to follow recipe.
HOW TO MAKE BANG BANG SHRIMP PASTA
It seems that most of us moms are super busy and find ourselves on the run a lot these days…especially in May. May is worse than December at our house as far as busy-ness goes. So I am always looking for easy dinner recipes that are also 30 minute meals!
This is also one of those recipes my whole family loves to eat. It has so much flavor and the bang bang sauce is delish! If you are not a fan of shrimp, this can easily be switched up by throwing some cooked chicken in place of the shrimp!
IS BANG BANG SPRIMP SPICY?
Our bang bang sauce is a sweet and spicy mayonnaise-based sauce that is good on several different pastas, rice and meats like chicken, fish, shrimp and even fried potatoes. This creamy and tangy sauce is made with delicious spices including sweet Thai chili sauce and red pepper flakes. But if you want this a little spicier with some more heat, you can add a little of your favorite hot sauce or sriracha sauce.
HOW TO MAKE BANG BANG SHRIMP SWEET
If you prefer a sweeter sauce you can omit the hotter spices and drizzle a couple teaspoons of honey into the mayo for a sweeter version of bang bang sauce.
HOW TO GARNISH THIS DISH
We love to add a little extra garnish to our Bang Bang Pasta and Shrimp. This serves two functions. It adds a little flair and and little extra taste to this dish. We have added the following:
- crushed peanuts
- chopped green onions
- chopped parsley
- chopped cilantro
- fresh squeezed lime juice
- fresh squeezed lemon juice
- crushed red pepper flakes
- drizzle of your favorite hot sauce
- extra bangbang sauce
WHAT CAN I SERVE WITH BANG BANG SHRIMP?
I already mentioned a couple different ways to serve up this shrimp. Here are some favorite foods to eat with them.
- jasmine rice
- brown rice
- zucchini noodles
- pasta noodles
- asian noodles
- fresh pineapple
- mango salsa
- coleslaw and cabbage
- garlic bread
- Rosemary French fries
- garlic mashed potatoes
HOW TO MAKE BREADED BANG BANG SHRIMP
Yes! We don’t bread our shrimp for this anymore because my daughter has Celiac Disease. But you totally can and it is super easy to do so!
You will simply coat shrimp in buttermilk. Then, mix 1/2 cup cornstarch, 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, 1/2 panko bread crumbs, 1 tsp garlic powder, 1 tsp onion powder, and a pinch salt in a small bowl and toss each shrimp in the mixture.
Heat up some peanut oil (or vegetable oil) in a large skillet on medium-high heat and then fry the breaded shrimp on each side for a couple of minutes until it is throughly cooked.
SUPPLIES NEEDED TO MAKE THIS PASTA DISH
- Stainless steel skillet
- Pasta Strainer
- Clip-On Pot Strainer
- Wooden Utensils
- Stainless Steel Pasta Server
- Rotary Parmesan Cheese Grater (restaurant style)
- Panko breadcrumbs
- tablespoons set
HOW TO MAKE BANG BANG SHRIMP TACOS
Not feeling like eating pasta? No problem…simply follow the instructions for making the shrimp and instead of serving them with pasta noodles, serve them in your favorite corn tortillas, flour tortillas or taco shells! Add all your favorite taco fixings and you have another delicious meal!
HOW TO MAKE BANG BANG SALAD
More of a salad lover? Toss this delicious shrimp onto your favorite salad mix loaded up with your favorite veggies and drizzle more of this creamy bang bang sauce over the salad mixture for a fun twist on our recipe!
MAKE BANG BANG BOWLS
Bowls are a new trend that I am all here for! They are so versatile for the whole family! I love that everyone can customize them to their own tastes and they are so simple to make! Use my recipe to create the perfect shrimp bowl. Simply make the bang bang shrimp as directed and then throw in your favorite bowl ingredients like rice, shredded carrots, shredded or diced vegetables, crushed peanuts, diced onions, shredded lettuce, etc. You get the idea! Load it up with your favorites and then drizzle extra bang bang sauce over your shrimp bowl!
SIDE DISH RECIPES TO GO WITH SHRIMP
- Rhodes Rolls Copycat Recipe
- Roasted Butternut Squash and Brussel Sprouts
- Garlic Parmesan Roasted Asparagus
Whip up some garlic bread and a green veggie to pair it with and you are good to go! This dish is so good you won’t miss eating it at your favorite restaurant like the Bonefish Grill or The Cheesecake Factory!
Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta
- 1 lb spaghetti or your favorite noodle
- 1 ½ lbs of shrimp peeled and deveined
- 1 ½ Tbsp. olive oil
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 3 tsp. paprika
- 1 Tbsp. parsley fresh
- salt and pepper to taste
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ½ cup Thai sweet chili sauce
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 2 Tbsp. lime juice
- ¼ tsp. Crushed red pepper flakes
- ½ Tbsp. onion powder
Cook pasta and then drain.
While pasta is cooking, mix together the sauce ingredients until well blended and set aside.
Cook shrimp in skillet over medium heat. Add in other ingredients while the shrimp is cooking.
When cooked, remove from heat. Should take about 10 minutes (shrimp will be pink).
Toss together the shrimp, pasta and the sauce.
VIDEO TUTORIAL FOR MAKING BANG BANG PASTA WITH SHRIMP
Sharing a simple step by step video tutorial on How to Make Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta below:
ADDITIONAL PASTA RECIPES
Sharing some more of our favorite pasta recipes below:
- Italian Macaroni and Cheese
- Spinach Artichoke Ravioli
- Crockpot Mac and Cheese
- Mac and Cheese Kielbasa
- Creamy Tuscan Chicken Pasta
- Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta
- Spaghetti Carbonara
- Chicken and Broccoli Alfredo
*Food Styling and Photography courtesy of My Name is Snickerdoodle.
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