5.15.2012

Bang Bang Shrimp!

Have you ever eaten at Bonefish Grill? It is one of my favorite restaurants right now. So, so good. Like my mouth is watering just thinking about it. AH! My favorite appetizer (and probably favorite thing on the entire menu) is the Bang Bang Shrimp. 

It's lightly breaded shrimp that is tossed in a spicy sauce and then eaten over lettuce. Seriously so delicious. If you've never been to Bonefish, I highly suggest going if you have one in your area :)

As you know, I'm pretty health conscience. But at the same time, I don't like to deprive myself of things that I enjoy eating. It's nice to change it up once in awhile. Instead of eating something that is completely terrible for me, though, I like to find ways to make recipes as healthy as I can.

So today I want to share with you a healthier version of Bang Bang Shrimp...made by none other than Toy (my grandma)!


I went to Bonefish for my graduation dinner with my family and when my grandma found out how much I love the Bang Bang Shrimp, she took it upon herself to create a healthier version. The original recipe that she found is here, but I'm going to share her altered version with you guys.

Bonefish Grill's Bang Bang Shrimp "plus a twist by Toy"
Serves: 4 // Difficulty Level: 3 // Ready In: <30 minutes

Ingredients:
1/2 Cup of Light Mayo
1/4 Cup of Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
3 Drops Sriracha Hot Sauce (or to taste)
1 Pound Shelled & Deveined Shrimp 
Dry Cornstarch 
Lettuce
Chopped Scallions

Directions:
Mix mayo with Thai Sweet Chili Sauce.
Add hot sauce to taste.
Cover the shrimp in cornstarch.
Saute shrimp until lightly browned.
Drain on a paper towel.
Put in bowl and coat with sauce that was previously made.
Serve in a lettuce lined bowl, topped with scallions.

Nutrition Per Serving (so 1/4 of the recipe):
288 calories
24g of fat
1g carbohydrates
19g protein

When my grandma made this last week, I honestly couldn't even tell the difference between her recipe & the restaurant's recipe! It was that good. But I have to warn you...my grandma is one mighty fine cook ;)
But really, give this a try & let me know what you think!




26 comments:

  1. I do not usually eat shrimp, but that looks and sounds really good!!!!

    Krista

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  2. Can I have some for breakfast? Looks amazing! Happy Tuesday Jess :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  3. ummmmmm yes please???
    This looks AHHH-Mazing!
    I love bang bang Shrimp... or well a version of it at a restaurant I used to work at

    I will FOR SURE be trying this!

    Thanks for the recipe!
    xo
    love ya

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  4. SO excited to try this! My family loves $5 Bang Bang Shrimp night on Wednesdays :)

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  5. ohmygoodness!! this is amazing. i am an avid fan of the bang bang shrimp and am trying these healthier version ASAP!

    xoxo

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  6. MMMmmmm, I love Bonefish's Bang Bang Shrimp...it is definitely one of my favorites!!! :) I will absolutely be trying this healthier version, thanks!

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  7. Wow this looks delicious and healthy! I will need to try this!

    xx
    AManda
    MyCowlick.blogspot.com

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  8. Enjoy being cooked for for as long as you can! ;-) And start getting all of Toy's recipes and "cleaning" them up!

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  9. That looks so good! I'd never heard of Bonefish until this last week when I drove by one in my new city. I'll definitely have to check it out! :)

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  10. I have never been to Bonefish Grill, but def want to now :) I LOVE how close you & your Grandma are!! So sweet!

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  11. This sounds and looks divine, BUT I can't eat mayo :( Maybe I'll try supplementing yogurt in?

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  12. Oh man I am totally trying this recipe!! I love Bonefish and Bang Bang Shrimp are to die for! Thanks for sharing Jessica!

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  13. That looks delicious!

    ...although I don't like shrimp...

    haha is that even possible?

    J and I made a pact to try a new place to eat every month. I can't wait to post about it :)

    <3 Jamie

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  14. YUMMMM!!! :) We don't have one of those near here but this recipe sounds amaze! ;)

    Hope you're having a great week my sweet friend! XO

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  15. WOW this looks delectable! I love shrimp and bonefish grill so must try this ASAP. Thanks for sharing :)

    xo Shane

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  16. Yum! I've been looking for this recipe for ages. :) Thanks for sharing.
    Have a great day!
    -Jenn

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  17. i don't even like fish and that looks amazing.

    someday when i make it to florida (i've never been!) i'll try this place!

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  18. I love making recipes healthier too! I have to try these, because I love BangBang shrimp. I want to try them with whole wheat Panko bread crumbs.

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  19. i always get the bang bang shrimp when I go to bonefish! its a little spicy but SO good!! this recipe doesn't look too bad, and its probably cheaper than bonefish. i'll have to try it out!

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  20. I'm an assistant manager at Bonefish, and "Bang" was the reason I put my application in five years ago, haha.

    I don't eat it much anymore, all I can taste is the mayonnaise, and the 984 calorie-count is pretty off-putting too.

    BUT on the rare occasion that I do crave it, I get it with light sauce and then dip in in sriracha (an Asian chili garlic sauce) and it makes it super spicy and so so good.

    Just stumbled upon your blog today and looking forward to reading much, much more!

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