If you’ve been around here for a while you know we love a little kick to our meals sometimes. I love my Bang Bang Chicken and I decided it was time to do a shrimp dish so I created my Bang Bang Shrimp and Pasta recipe.
This Bang Bang Chicken and Pasta dish feeds 4-6 people, depending on the size of the shrimp. I had a bag of peeled and deveined Argentinian shrimp from Detweiler’s Farm Market. These were big shrimp! (I know that’s and oxymoron).
One thing we really like about this recipe is how the kick comes at the end. Your mouth isn’t on fire the entire bite, just at the end. We like it this way because you can still enjoy your meal. I used a lot of the same ingredients as I did in the chicken dish but I chose not to bread the shrimp to keep this meal a bit lighter.
We love my Bang Bang Chicken so we decided to use the same concept with shrimp. I chose to keep this meal lighter so I didn’t bread the shrimp. I hope you enjoy my Bang Bang Shrimp and Pasta.
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise I use Duke’s
- 1/2 cup Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tsp onion powder
- 3/4 lb spaghetti or angel hair pasta
- 1 1/2 lbs shrimp peeled and deveined
- 2 tsp paprika
- 3 clove garlic minced
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
In a medium bowl mix together the mayonnaise, Thai sweet chili sauce, garlic, red pepper flakes, and onion powder. Set aside.
Cook the pasta according to instructions on package. Drain.
Place the shrimp in a large bowl. Sprinkle on the paprika, garlic, and pepper. Coat well.
Place the coated shrimp in a saute pan over medium heat. Cook for about 10 minutes, stirring constantly, until no longer pink. Remove from heat and set aside.
In a very large bowl, I use my large salad bowl, mix together the pasta, shrimp, and the sauce until well coated.
Serve and enjoy!
I love fresh garlic but it can be tedious to work with at times. For this recipe I used jarred fresh minced garlic. It makes cooking so much easier!
We really enjoy this dish but we don’t like how the whole house smells like shrimp afterwards. Thankfully, I just put 3 drops of Purification and 3 drops of Lemon Essential Oil in my diffuser and it cleaned up the air rather quickly, without any nasty chemicals.I hope you enjoy this recipe and all of the easy recipes I share here on The Mom Maven. I hope you share them on your social networks. I just ask that you not copy and share the entire recipe with photos. Please use the sharing buttons below and share the link to this post. Thanks!