Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta is a delicious fusion dish combining the spicy, creamy flavors of Bang Bang Shrimp with pasta. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a flavorful weekend meal, this recipe is sure to impress!

Ingredients

  • For the Shrimp:
  • 1 lb (450 g) medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • For the Bang Bang Sauce:
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup sweet chili sauce
  • 2 tbsp sriracha sauce
  • 1 tbsp honey (optional, for extra sweetness)
  • For the Pasta:
  • 12 oz (340 g) spaghetti or your favorite pasta
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro (optional)
  • Juice of 1 lime (optional)
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Shrimp:
  2. In a bowl, soak the shrimp in buttermilk for about 10 minutes.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine the flour, cornstarch, paprika, salt, and black pepper.
  4. Heat about 1 inch of vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  5. Remove the shrimp from the buttermilk, dredge them in the flour mixture, and fry in batches until golden brown and crispy, about 2-3 minutes per side. Drain on paper towels.
  6. Make the Bang Bang Sauce:
  7. In a small bowl, whisk together the mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, sriracha sauce, and honey (if using).
  8. Cook the Pasta:
  9. Cook the pasta according to package instructions until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  10. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and sauté for about 1 minute until fragrant.
  11. Add the cooked pasta to the skillet and toss to coat with the garlic and oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  12. Combine and Serve:
  13. Add the crispy shrimp to the pasta and drizzle with the Bang Bang sauce. Toss to combine.
  14. Garnish with chopped green onions, cilantro, and a squeeze of lime juice if desired.
  15. Serve immediately and enjoy your Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta!

This recipe brings together the best of both worlds, delivering a spicy, creamy shrimp dish with the comfort of pasta. Bon appétit!

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