May 17, 2011

Bangin Good Shrimp



Stir fried shrimp mixed with a creamy sweet and spicy chili sauce served on a bed of shredded lettuce and purple cabbage topped with scallions. This is a bangin' good slimmed down copycat recipe of Bonefish Grill's very popular Bang Bang shrimp. Takes about 10 minutes to prepare which makes this perfect for lunch, as an appetizer or even a light meal.

With the popularity of Thai food, ingredients like Thai Sweet Chili Sauce and Sriracha are very easy to find in your local supermarket or even stores like Target depending on where you live. Look for the Thai Kitchen line, I used their sweet chili sauce in this recipe.


Bangin Good Shrimp
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Servings: 4 • Size: 1/4 • Old Points: 5 • Weight Watcher Points+: 5 pt
Calories: 234 • Fat: 8 g • Carb: 12.1 g • Fiber: 1 g • Protein: 24 g • Sugar: 7 g
Sodium: 432.3 mg • Cholest: 178.5 mg


Ingredients:

 

For the Shrimp:
  • 1 lb large shrimp, shelled and deveined (weight after peeled)
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 tsp canola oil
  • 3 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1 cup shredded purple cabbage
  • 4 tbsp scallions, chopped

Directions:


In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, Thai sweet chili sauce and Sriracha. Set aside.
Combine lettuce and cabbage and divide between four plates. Set aside.

Coat shrimp with cornstarch, mixing well with your hands.


Heat a large skillet or wok on high heat, when hot add oil. When oil is hot add the shrimp to hot pan and cook tossing a few times until cooked through, about 3 minutes. Remove from pan and combine with the sauce coating well.


Place shrimp on lettuce and top with scallions.

222 comments :

  1. OMG! This is amazing - Bonefish is one of my favorite resturants and mainly because of this! Thanks you SO much!!

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  2. Oh my.
    Those look amazing.
    Off to the grocery store!
    Thank you!

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  3. OMGosh, that looks delish!! I'll have to go to the store and pick up a couple of things to make this tomorrow night. Thanks. Will let you know how mine turns out.

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  4. thanks for this recipe. i'm running to the store now to get the ingredients!!

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  5. Woo-Hoo! Love this copy cat recipe.. my mouth is watering right now!

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  6. Let me know what you think of it without all the deep fried batter :)

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    1. Just made it/ate it. I agree that it's missing *something*...I think it's a simple matter of seasoning with S&P when coating shrimp with corn starch. Next time, I'll pat the shrimp as dry as possible before coating & cooking in the oil...and do it in 2 batches so all shrimp cook evenly. It didn't indicate if the shrimp were raw or cooked...I only had cooked in the freezer, so will try raw next time to get a better crisp w/o over-cooking the shrimp. Sauce was tasty, but next time I will reduce the mayo to 3-4 tbsp and cut back the Sriracha for my family as some don't like a lot of spice. Excellent recipe tho...will definitely do again!

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    2. You are cooking the shrimp, so they need to be raw when you start. If you use cooked shrimp, they will become overcooked and gross.

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    3. I have never had the Bonefish Grill version, so this was great for me. I agree that I will use raw shrimp the next time, and less Sriracha. I added more than the recipe called for not realizing the punch it packed. Didn't stop me from eating it though!

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    4. we loved it. I've never had the Bonefish version either, but I also made one minor change: instead of the Thai sauce pictured above, I used Kikkoman's Thai Style Chili Sauce. It's way tastier, and has quite a kick to it, so if you don't like spicey, you might want to cut it with the other stuff. I also added some of the sauce to the lettuce, like salad dressing.

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    5. P.S. -- my 19 year old son just got home from work and took one bite of the 'bangin good shrimp' waiting in the microwave. His response: "MMMM! What IS this stuff?" So try substituting with the Kikkoman. I don't think you'll find it "missing something" if you do.

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  7. Let me know what you think of it without all the deep fried batter :)

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  8. Those look AMAZING! My husband and I were just at Bonefish and I wanted to have these, but I know how bad for me they must be! Thanks!

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    1. I made these not too long ago for my boyfriend and the recipe definately needed some sprucing. But with keeping it "light" I had to think of my options carefully. I had a cookbook that had a copy-cat version of Bonefish's Bang Bang Shrimp and added some things they had to their recipe. I added 1/8tsb garlic salt, 1/8 tsp onion powder, 1/4 black pepper, and some salt. When I tossed the shrimp in the cornstarch I added in about 2-3 TBSP of Panko bread crumbs. (I know they're not the best! & Add points!) After I added this, the sauce tasted almost exactly the same! They were delicious!

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  9. Do you think it would change it to much to sub greek yogurt for mayo? My husband hates mayo.

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    1. I definitely think that would work!

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  10. My boyfriend is going to flip over this! Bang bang shrimp are his favorite, can't wait to make them...he doesn't need to know that they're 'light' though!

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  11. the pic look that this recipe delicious :D
    nice sharing, master!

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  12. Ok...I am hooked! I think this would be delicious on the chipotle lime rice! I am heading to the store to find the sauces. Love the pictures!

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  13. Gina? Are you now adding the sodium content to your recipes?? That's great. Thank you! :-)

    And this.. looks DIVINE!! Can't wait to try it!

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  14. Gina- thanks, thanks, thanks! I love bangin shrimp and gave it up since being on WW. This is awesome! I will be trying this the weekend!

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  15. Great recipe! So simple and refreshing! Thanks!

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  16. Yum! I think this is what I want to make for dinner tonight!

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  17. Bless your heart!!!! We love Bang Bang Shrimp!!

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  18. Ariana- The first time I attempted this I did a blend of mayo and yogurt but I wasn't a fan.

    Gillian- Yes moving forward I will be posting sodium. If I don't list a specific amount of salt in a recipe, then I am posting the sodium info without the salt.

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  19. I can't wait to try this! It looks so yummy!

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  20. Thank you! I have been hearing about these and wanting to try them, but I didn't want to pay the caloric cost.

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  21. You lost me at mayo :(

    But I am making your Turkey Greek Meatballs tonight and have the ingredients for the Chicken Rollatini w Prosciutto & Cheese for Thursday night.

    You simply are the BEST recipe site (and ALL my friends agree :))

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  22. I'm so having this for dinner tonight! Thanks for yet another terrific recipe, Gina! :D

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  23. I love Bang Bang Shrimp!! I can't wait to try this!

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  24. Simple and delicious! You just tempted me. Thanks. Hope you're having a great day.
    Blessings,
    Kristy

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  25. Gina - I've seen your other shrimp recipes and they all look amazing, I'm definitely going to try this one! Do you recommend always using fresh shrimp or can I just defrost what I have on hand in the freezer?

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  26. I just finished eating this - it was FANTASTIC!!! So delicious :)

    I made it with rice instead of cabbage and it was amazing. There is tons of sauce so it was great with just plain rice. Highly recommend!!

    I also made it with fat free mayo instead of low fat and it was even less points :). And still tasted great.

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    1. How many points (not points plus) was it with fat free mayo? THANKS!

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  27. I MUST make this ... I'll be sure to add it to our week's menu next week! I couldn't agree more with on of the PP you have the most amazing recipes! I am a bit of a foodie on WW and hate to skimp on flavor for the sake of calories, so I love your blog! Thanks for making my weight loss easier!

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  28. Was just looking for a shrimp dish and I came across this recipe! You are a household name in our house. We always say Gina never steers us wrong, and I'm sure this will be delicious! Thank you so much

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  29. This looks amazing! I just purchased a large container of Greek unfiltered Olive Oil, would that work as well?

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  30. Gina, I have a shellfish allergy but this recipe looks delicious. Do you think I could broil some fish and then coat it with the sauce? Thanks for all the wonderful recipes. You have been this weight watcher girl's saving grace.

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  31. Pass on...feel like having it right now....so yummy....

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  32. Oh my gosh - THANK YOU! Can't wait to try this!

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  33. Thanks all!

    This would be great with Chicken, I'm sure fish too, maybe a firm fish like swordfish so it doesn't fall apart.

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    1. Do you know the points value with chicken breast?

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  34. I can't wait to try this!! My whole family (including my in-laws) LOVE Bang Bang shrimp! Thanks so much!

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  35. I've never had the original version, but this looks amazing. Might the shrimp with sauce be good cold as an appetizer, or must this be served warm? Thanks! BTW, I, like everyone else I know, really love your recipes!!

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  36. Made this last night and it was DELICIOUS!! I couldn't find the Thai Kitchen sauce as called for but I used Thai Kitchen's Ginger and Chili sauce and loved it! Definitely will make again! Thanks for the wonderful recipe!

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  37. I think this is better warm. I tried it both ways and hot won!

    Christi - great idea!

    I am running a giveaway on Thai Kitchen Dipping Sauces if you guys want to enter, here is the link.

    http://www.skinny-bits.com/2011/05/giveaway-thai-kitchen-dipping-sauces.html

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  38. One thing that might be helpful to tell people - 1.25 lbs of shrimp with the shells on (heads off) was exactly 1 lb of peeled shrimp. I'm sure it doesn't work out that perfectly every time, but would be a good benchmark to go by!

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    1. Thanks for that suggestion!

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  39. I love this technique for shrimp...I made something similar from a Martha recipe. You get an awesome texture to the shrimp and all you have to do is add sauce!

    Consumed: Sesame Orange Shrimp

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  40. one of my favorite things to eat out! I would love to make this at home, great recipe!

    Just started WW on Monday, going to be spending some time here! :)

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  41. I have recently discovered the wonders of cornstarch to mock a fried item. For instance, I made sweet and sour chicken last week using cornstarch adn then dipping egg, and it was like the deep fried stuff they serve at the restaurant!

    http://www.alittlenosh.net

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  42. Jennifer, Thanks I always buy 1.25 lbs shrimp and it usually works out to a lb after I remove the shell and tails.

    Amy - Yes, cornstarch is great and you don't need a lot of oil.

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  43. I can't wait to try this. I LOVE bang bang shrimp and have a copy cat recipe for it, but I never thought to make it this way without being fried!

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  44. Gina, this was so delicious!!! My family LOVED it. We love Bonefish and the Bang Bang Shrimp but it seems so fattening. This dish was unbelievable. I will make often, and have alrready shared with friends. Thank you for your site. I love it.

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  45. I made this last night. It was good, there is a lot of sauce, so it tastes good to mix it all up in almost into almost a sort of slaw. It was very tasty. It was "man-pleasing" too. No one knew it was a "diet" dish. Good job, saving this recipe!

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  46. Sooooooooo excited about this recipe!!! Thank you Gina... you rock! :)

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  47. This tasted great but I think I screwed something up when I made this. It's supposed to have some kind of crispy coating on it right? Even if it's just a small amount of crispy. Mine didn't turn out that way. I had a lot of "stuff" stick to my pan so maybe that's why. The oil was hot enough though so I'm not sure why it stuck. Any ideas? It tasted great but almost just like sauteed shrimp.

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  48. I am so excited to try this recipe! We don't get to Bonefish Grill often and I've always avoided this dish when we do go after reading about the calorie/fat content online. I have tried it once with some girlfriends and it's very, very good but I'm thrilled to see this version and add another shrimp recipe to our menu rotation. Thank You!

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  49. Made this last night. It was delicious!!!

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  50. Fabulous! Hubby and kiddos loved it too. Didn't have sriracha, so substituted Frank's RedHot and it worked out fine.

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  51. Just made this tonight!! Delicious! Instead of the lettuce/cabbage bed, I used lettuce leafs and did a little wrap. It was excellent! I love your blog and wonderful recipes.

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  52. Daphne - no you didn't do anything wrong, it's a lightened version therefor it doesn't have all the batter and oil it takes to create that coating.

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  53. Mmmm, this looks so good! I wished they sold Thai Kitchen products here in the DR. :(

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  54. Sorry Jen! But you get the freshest seafood there!

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  55. Hi Gina!! I'm new here but had to try this one. It is BANGIN! Thanks and you now have another regular visitor.

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  56. Love the Bang Bang Shrimp at Bonefish Grill, so was thrilled to see you had a very similar recipe. Made it and we loved the result! Thank you for your wonderful web site - my new favorite!

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  57. I made this last night for my hubby and I and I had them as lettuce wraps and my husband put them in a fiber tortilla - SO good. I also made some refried beans as a side. In the wrap, I put fresh chopped cilantro, scallions, and plain greek yogurt and it was delicious! Will be making this again (but this time with less mayo and more siracha - I'm not big on mayo) Thanks Gina!

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  58. Making this for the second time! So yummy!!

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  59. Hi! Let me just way that this was AMAZING! We all enjoyed it. There was plenty of sauce to go around. Simply delicious! Thank you for sharing the great recipe. I have never been to Bonefish Grill, but I can't imagine that there is something better than this recipe out there. :) Joules

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  60. Awesome recipe! I think the sauce is just screaming to be used on other things! It would make a yummy topping for sushi (instead of spicy mayo). Yumm!! Thanks!

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  61. *AMAZING* as always, Gina! I made just like above and my husband and I both loved it. Served with a side of sugar snap peas for a very tasty and filling 5 point meal. This is one that I would easily serve to my non-WW friends. They would never even know it is healthy! Also planning to use the sauce for turkey burgers. I agree with above posters that it could bring great flavor to other foods. Thanks!

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  62. I know it's the sauce that makes the dishBoefish grill has bang bang shrimp tacos, I suppose you can make chicken taco's as well!

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  63. Gina, I made this tonight...DELICIOUS!!! I already plan on making it again in a few days! Thank you for all your wonderful recipes!!

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  64. Do you think this could be made ahead and taken to a party (in a crockpot, to keep warm)? I'm thinking it could, but don't want a disaster on my hands. My mouth is watering thinking about it!!

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  65. My only fear is the shrimp overcooking in the crock pot.I suppose if it's very low it would be ok. I might slightly under cook the shrimp the night before.

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  66. Hello! So, I've just discovered your blog & I'm so excited! Your photos and descriptions are really nice & make the experience feel authentically gourmet. This is the first recipe I made and it was INSANELY GOOD! :) I did a slight modification & added 'Chinese Five Spices' (with the corn starch) and it added a really great flavor. It was also served with some thick cut tomatoes on the side. Everything else was made exactly as you've stated & it came out perfect... everyone LOVED it!!

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  67. FINALLY got around to making this tonight, and it was a HIT with the family. Even my UBER picky husband (who only likes select preparations of shrimp)raved about it! Thank you Gina.. your recipes NEVER disappoint!

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  68. Elizabeth, great idea adding Chinese 5 Spice!

    So happy your uber picky husband enjoyed these!

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  69. Gina...do you know how long Sriracha will keep in the fridge after opening? How about the chili sauce? I'll be making this today - yum.

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  70. I made these tonight and my boyfriend and I both loved them! For those concerned about the mayo,I'm not a fan either so I used about half of the amount that was listed and the dish was still incredibly delish.

    I visit this site often even though I'm not on, not hafner I ever been on WW. Thank you Find for another yummy, yet healthy meal.

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  71. Thanks Gina! I thought I had screwed something up! ;). I forgot Bonefish has the Bang Bang tacos. I think I'll make this again and do those. Great idea!

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  72. I made this tonight. WOW. this was pretty amazing!!! I dont even love seafood but I couldnt get enough!!!

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  73. that was delicious! I used arugula for a peppery bite and tossed the cabbage and arugula with rice wine vinegar..

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  74. This recipe was OUTSTANDING! So creamy and delicious. Taste like it has a million calories. But it doesn't!

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  75. This was a great dish. Had it tonight but didn't have any mayo so I used plain greek yogurt. Loved it!! Less fat, more protein!

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  76. I am a complete mayo hater but gave this a shot anyway. I had to increase the chili sauces to mask the taste, but I still liked it. My boyfriend downed the other 3 servings so I didn't have the chance to enjoy it as left overs. I have the feeling this would be great the next day after the flavors blend more. Definitely trying this again with greek yogurt and hoping for the best.

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  77. Made this recipe for dinner tonight - added some cilantro rice on the side. Super good! Thanks for the recipe!

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  78. I told my sister about this website so she made this for us tonight :) I've tried 4 of your recipes since discovering your website this weekend and I have loved every one - thanks so much!

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  79. I made this for me and my boyfriend and it was really good. I'm fairly new to your blog, but it took no time to become a big fan!!!

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  80. Making this for the 2nd time tomorrow for dinner! Thanks for another great recipe!

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  81. Thank you for your wonderful recipes. My husband absolutely LOVES this recipe! I enjoy it as well, and it's so quick and easy to make. You're the best! Keep the recipes coming, please! :)

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  82. My husband really liked this but for me it was too creamy--perhaps if I make it for him again I would use less mayo.

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  83. This was absolutely amazing! I used Frank's Sweet Chili Sauce and didn't have the srirachi, but I don't like spicy anyway. This is definitely a favorite that I'll be making regularly.

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  84. I just made this for my Thai exchange student, who's only been in the States for a week. His comment is "This sauce is very delicious!" Thanks, Gina!

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  85. Lisa Bauman8/21/11, 7:15 PM

    I made this, last night, to take to a BBQ and it was a SUPER HIT! It was SOOOO good, SOOO easy & very quick!!! Everyone RAVED about it and it was the first time I had made this!! I told so many ladies this website, so I hope they enjoy it, as much as I do!!! THANKS!!!

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  86. Not sure if I missed this when reading comments, but can you use flour instead of cornstarch?

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  87. Made this tonight -- it was FANTASTIC!

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  88. Made these last night and we LOVED them. Could have eaten the entire pound but practiced some restraint. I'm eating the leftovers cold for today's lunch, and I'm enjoying them cold every bit as much!

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  89. I made this tonight with bite-sized chunks of chicken thigh and served it with shredded cabbage that I stir fried with sesame oil and soy sauce. REALLY good! Even my son who hates chicken ate his ALL up!

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  90. I was excited to try this but mine didn't turn out so great. I followed the proportions of the recipe exactly (although I ended up adding a tsp more canola oil since my shrimp weren't getting coated). I cooked them for probably about 7 minutes in the skillet to cook all of them, since after 3 minutes most were still undercooked.

    I live in New Orleans so I used fresh Gulf shrimp already peeled.

    I dunno, they just tasted watery and chewy at the same time. I guess it's possible I overcooked them??

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  91. My husband absolutely abhors mayo, but we both love sweet chili sauce. Would this be just as good without the mayo?

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  92. I've had this three times so far. I think the pan should be non-stick and VERY hot to get the crispiness on the outside, but it will be more like a grilled shrimp with a slightly crispy coating.

    Also, I served mine atop some Rainbow slaw (broccoli, cauliflower, carrot, cabbage) and the sauce made it divine. I LOVE this stuff.

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  93. could this be low carb???

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  94. Made it tonight, was wonderful. First of many recipes I'm sure. Husband was impressed as I don't really cook. Your recipes are so simple and easy to follow, so looks like my husband may be cooking a lot less now :)

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  95. I made this last night and it was probably the closest thing you can to tasting like the real bang bang shrimp. Thanks for a great recipe!

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  96. Please, please please watch this video, then decide if you want to cook tigerprawns/any big prawns:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kw0tkYK7oEM

    Basically, big prawns are the reason the mangrove forests of the world (a giant resource of food for millions of people, protection against tsunami, fish nursery etc) are erased, bit by bit (half of them are gone already), and the reason of starvation among local people around the world. And they're full of forbidden, nasty chemicals. Even the "ecological" ones.
    Sadly so, since they're yummy... :-(

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  97. I made this last night as an appetizer and it was instantly gobbled up. Everyone asked for the recipe. I forgot to buy cornstarch and used flour instead. It didnt stick as well as I wanted but it still did the job :) Thanks so much for this recipe!! I'll probably never go back to bonefish again haha

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  98. SO TASTY! I loved it and can't wait to share it with my friends and family. I'm throwing it up on my blog tomorrow (www.mimisfitfoods.com) with a link back to this post. You are wonderful! Thanks a million!

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  99. These are SO good! I've never had them at the restaurant, and I don't even care! Because these are SO good! Going to make this tonight and share with a friend. Thanks for this awesome recipe!!!

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  100. This would be so good with baked lumpia stuffed with shredded cabbage, carrots, celery and onion! Can't wait to try!!!

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  101. These were AMAZING!!! My husband Loved it! I made without the bed of cabbage...instead I made some Jasmine rice and Vegetable Stir fry. It was delicious! I just found this site 2 days ago and made this the same night! I can't wait to try some of your other recipes!!

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  102. I made this for dinner tonight over a bed of cabbage and romaine lettuce and it was delicious! I'm so happy to have found your lighter alternative!

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  103. I just made this for a light lunch. So yummy and I loved it without all the deep fried batter of the original. I just served mine on a bed of shredded lettuce for a nice salad. Guilt free goodness!

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  104. Banging good, indeed. I used half mayo and half yogurt though - a bit lighter/fresher on the tongue.

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  105. I made this tonight and it is soooo good. Thanks for the recipe.

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  106. Gosh, this was so good! I made it for dinner last night. Didn't have the lettuce or red cabbage but did have a bag of broccoli slaw which I served it over. Definitely will make this again. Thanks very much.

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  107. Wow!! This is looking YUMMMMMYY.. I really like the way You describe will must try at home.:)

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  108. My husband loves Thai food & seafood so this was one thing I knew I had to try! I am not a very experienced cook, but this was very easy to make and it was delicious! My husband was very impressed :) Thank you! I love your blog!!!

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  109. Made this last night! It was amazing!!

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  110. I tried this tonight, one word. AMAZING!!! I love bang bang shrimp from Bone fish and this was dead on. We have some shrimp allergies so I made one with chicken as well. That was equally as amazing. My 4 yr old and 7 yr old loved thier meal. My 8 yr old asked for seconds and as he was eating he looked liked he was in heaven as his eyes rolled back in his head. lol Can't wait to try more recipes.

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  111. Made this for lunch today. It's another keeper. ;)

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  112. I have never had 'bangin shrimp', but this looked so good. I did cut the recipe in half. I am not a big mayo fan so I used less mayo a little more siracha (yum) and some non-fat yogurt (which I strain at home to give the consistency of greek yogurt-poor man's greek yogurt ;)). I didn't even use all of the 'dressing'. This was so yummy. It will be a staple for sure. I am an old weight watchers member (not familiar with the new points plus). I like that you include both. Using your recipes daily for the last 5 days, I have dropped 5 pounds. This makes my eating so easy and yummy!!!

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  113. I actually work at Bonefish Grill and this recipe is genius! Each serving of Bang Bang shrimp there is 1100 calories, and watching them make the sauce includes a GALLON of mayo, gross. These are awesome! I haven't eaten the Bang Bang shrimp from Bonefish in so long, but this makes me want to dive into this recipe! Thanks Gina!

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  114. What can you substitute for the Thai Sweet Chili Sauce? I don't have any, but would like to make this tonight.

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    1. Never mind, I found a mock version of the Thai Sweet Chili Sauce that I mixed up from a couple of ingredients I had on hand. It worked great!

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  115. Jennifer Gill3/3/12, 6:18 AM

    Gina, I love your recipes and your site. Everything that I have tried so far, we have as new favorite recipes in our house, which we will be using again and again. You really make it easy to eat well, and I thank you for that! Keep up all the good work. (And this recipe is one I have been looking for anyway in a copycat style...happy to have found the 'skinnied' up version of it! Yea, making it soon for sure! Jen

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  116. Gina, I have made bangn' good shrimp a few times and everyone in my house loves it and enjoys it. I must tell you,last wkend we went out to that popular restaurant that made this shrimp famous and my husband and brother (who are both not too concerned about eating light) ordered bang bang shrimp. Both said this isn't as good as your recipe! Cheers go to you Gina!! You have created a recipe that is better than the original and much more heathlier. Thank you for all your work in creating yummy, healthy recipes!! Maryanne

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  117. I have been copy cat recipe of Bang Bang Shrimp for a couple of years so I am really looking forward to trying this one very soon. Unfortunately, in recent months I have discovered that the Thai Sweet Chili sauce is increasingly hard to find. The last time I needed some I found that it has been discontinued at my usual grocer and I had to go to three others before I found it in a different brand than I had bought in the past. I bought 2 extra bottles. I think the brand name is Franks. What's up with that? Love your recipes... I try something new several times a week.

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  118. I made this recipe last night using chicken (4 large deboned breasts cut into large dice) instead of shrimp. It was delicious. The only complaint was that there wasn't enough!

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  119. I'm making this right now, can't wait to eat :o)

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  120. Made this tonight.. it was really good, but a couple questions.
    What brand of light mayo do you use? I think they may taste differently. I have Hellmann's light and it has a very distinctive taste, which kind of overpowered the flavors of the sauce.
    Also, after putting the cold sauce on the hot shrimp, the shrimp got cold very quickly. I was surprised that the sauce wasn't supposed to be heated. Would it ruin the sauce if you tossed it in the wok with the shrimp to get it hot?
    Finally, I had too much sauce and shouldn't have put it all on the shrimp - it was too overpowering. But overall, it was very tasty and I'll definitely make it again with some tweaking for our preference!

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    1. P.S. - I've never had the original, so I don't know what it is like.. but the cornstarch did not form any kind of coating on the shrimp at all. They just tasted like shrimp sauteed in a wok (I tasted one before putting the sauce on them).. but they were still good. I wonder if I could've just left the cornstarch off then?

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  121. Fixed this for dinner tonight and all I can say is WOW!!!! This was sooo delish and the boyfried even liked it. I did put them in lettuce leaves as well to make a wrap and it was great. Thank You Gina, we are loving your recipes and they are making WW so much easier!

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  122. this was so easy and delish! took 20 minutes! bang bang shrimp is such a favorite of mine, and these were a wonderful alternative! seriously loving the sauce! a hit, once again!!

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  123. Made this for luncheon with a friend...was quick and so incredibly good.

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  124. I love you Gina!!!!!!!!! And my husband says thank you! We have both lost a ton of weight, thanks in part to your delicious low fat recipes. Thanks so much for everything you do!

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  125. I just made this for lunch. It was delicious. I also have made your Chicken Parm and that was delicious as well. Thank you so much for posting amazing recipes. It is putting the fun back in cooking for this stay at home mom. :)

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  126. Made this tonight-this was soooo good! Very much like bang bang shrimp....so great...I only used 3tbsp mayo since I am not a mayo fan & tasted delish & soooo easy to make!

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  127. Gina, I bought the Thai sweet chili sauce and planned to make these on the weekend when I got the shrimp. I tasted the chili sauce and decided I couldn't wait. I had some frozen cooked shrimp so I thawed out 4oz and then followed the recipe and made sure my pan was very hot before I added the oil and then let the oil get hot before I added the coated (added salt) shrimp and stir fried them. They turned out beautifully just like deep fried. I then tossed them with about 1/4 of the sauce and put them on top of tossed salad I had already made. It was heaven! And that was with frozen cooked shrimp. Can't wait to try it with raw shrimp. Had to tell my husband I cheated and made a sample. He was jealous!

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  128. Loved it!!! I only used 2tbsp of reg Mayo and it was delish!

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  129. Thank You Gina! I too have never had Bang Bang Shrimp so can't compare it to Bonefish, at 1100 calories, yikes! I was more than satisfied with your recipe tonight. I loved, loved it! Thanks again for all you do.

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  130. Just tried the recipe, It was awesome! Added a few chopped walnuts to the shrimp and it gave it a little something extra. It was really delicious!

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  131. I am really looking forward to trying this. What was the consensus on the mayo alternatives?

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  132. Made this tonight and LOVE it! I couldn't find the Sweet Red Chili sauce so used Spicy Thai Chili. Will be making this dish frequently. It was so fast and easy!

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  133. Oh wow! This was delicious! I've never been to Bonefish Grill before! I did salt and pepper my shrimp with the cornstarch before cooking it.

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  134. The taste is unbelievable! Very delicious! Our customers love the sweet and spicy taste very much. We served this Bangin Good Shrimp as one of our salable Le Fleur Cup Black toppings. Looking forward for your next batch of recipes

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  135. Gina, I made this the other night and my husband and I both were crazy over it! The sauce is just great. I served mine with a little rice & some sauteed broccoli with sesame seeds, and it was a big hit in my house. I had some of the sauce left over, so I saved it and used it on some chicken a few nights later, and again, WOW. For my chicken, I stir fried it in strips in olive oil, salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Once the water had cooked out of the pan, I cut hte strips into smaller pieces & browned hte chicken a little. Tossed it in the bangin' sauce & voila! It was wonderful. Thank you for ALL of your great WW recipes, but especially this one!

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  136. I made this for dinner and it was delish! I subbed fat free mayo and I still enjoyed the taste. Thanks again Gina, you never dissapoint!

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  137. My husband LOVES this! He asks for this without fail every week since I first made this a few months ago! That says a lot because he is a very picky eater! Thanks Gina! I love everything I've tried from your blog!

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  138. I made these last night and they were absolutely fantastic. The only difference was I added 1/2 teaspoon more sriracha because we love it in our house :) Thanks again, Gina, for another fabulous recipe! We will definitely be making them again!

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    1. I should also note that I've never had Bonefish Grill's shrimp so I can't comment as to how they compare. They were delicious anyway!

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  139. This is making my mouth water. I can't wait to try. I live in TN. We get our shrimp from Texas / Gulf Coast. Sometimes the shrimp that is pre cooked is from Thailand . Just check packages. Thanks

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  140. Ive never eaten at Bonefish Grill, so I dont know what their bang bang shrimp tastes like. BUT I do know that I just made this and it was SO good!

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  141. Made this tonight. After reading all the reviews and everyone saying it was missing something, i googled the unhealthy version on this. The only real difference (minsu the deep frying) was there was honey/sugar in the sauce. I ended up adding two splenda packets to the sauce and i think it made a huge difference!! I also only added 1/4 cup of mayo not the entire 5 tablespoons. Will def. make this again.

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  142. I've never been to Bonefish so I can't speak to comparisons, but this was a hit in my house. The only thing I would change next time is to make less sauce. The picture looks like the shrimp is just lightly coated but mine were swimming in sauce. The good thing is that it will reduce calories :)

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  143. So great! I served mine over 1/2 C brown rice and 1 C of the coleslaw mix from a bag and it was awesome! The left overs will be in a wrap for lunch tomorrow! I actually like this better than Bonefish!

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  144. OMG Gina we had this last night (oh well my version anyways) Have to say the taste was magnificent and just the something different that I wanted. My photos aren't as good as yours though but I did blog it and linked you, hope you don't mind? Thanks for sharing - you are the best!!!

    Jo xx
    (www.adashofflavour.blogspot.com)

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  145. Made this tonight with the Asian mango slaw. Amazing! My whole family enjoyed it! Even my four year old. I did add the Chinese 5 spice and seasoned the shrimp with salt and pepper before coating. This is a keeper for sure.

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  146. I sub'd the mayo with edamame red chili hummus and added 4 TBS of siracha... it was DELICIOUS and dropped the numbers to:
    Calories: 149
    Fat: 1.5
    Protein: 24
    Carbs:11.25

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  147. Made this for dinner tonight. Phenomenal! The heat is kind of an after effect. Delicious. Thanks Gina! About to start Easy Bleuberry Buttermilk Cake now. Mmmm tasty evening in my house.

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  148. I live right across the street from Bonefish and I'm obsessed with their Bang Bang Shrimp. I just made this for dinner tonight, and it tastes just as good as the one from Bonefish!!!! My boyfriend couldn't stop eating it!!!

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  149. This was so good!!!!! I used regular mayo since that is all I have. It makes a lot of sauce which I only needed half of it.

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  150. Delicious! I had trouble finding the Thai sauce, but I used the Panda Express brand it was still good. There are other brands too. I also seasoned my shrimp before cooking.

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  151. Hi Gina! I have made this recipe probably 6-8 times so far, and I absolutely love it. I have used the Thai Kitchen brand you show in the picture, as well as Buffalo Wild Wings Asian Zing sauce. We LOVE the spices in the Asian Zing. Anyway, my husband and I were just at Bonefish this week, and I must say, I actually PREFER your recipe to theirs. The fried flavor is just not what I'm looking for. Thank you for such a great (and healthy!) recipe.

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  152. made twice in 4 days-what a great fast meal! thank you!!

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  153. Amazing. And i normally hate anythinng with mayo.

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  154. I have made this twice now it's delish! I have never heard of Bonefish so don't have anything to compare it to. I hubby doesn't care for shrimp so I get it all to myself. Great to take to work for lunch it gets lots of admiring looks! Thanks for all you do for us that struggle with healthy eating! You're literally a life saver.

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  155. Karin Griglak6/16/12, 9:12 PM

    For those, like me, who hate mayo, I have found that using light sour cream with a splash of rice wine vinegar comes in pretty close.

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  156. This is no doubt a dumb question, but I've never had Bang Bang Shrimp at Bonefish before. Do people eat the lettuce/cabbage? Is it dressed? Or is there enough sauce for it to dress that as well?

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  157. I love shrimp and this looks delicious but I'm not big on spicy food. I wonder if I could switch out the thai spice stuff with a general tsou sauce or something else. Plus I might try to switch out the mayonaisse with miracle whip. Thanks again!

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  158. Brought this with friends for a picnic lunch watching the America's Cup in Newport Rhode Island! It was a big hit and my girlfriends are still talking about is today!

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  159. I made this tonight. I didn't have iceberg lettuce & cabbage so I had the shrimp over a European salad mix,with spicy stir-fried green beans. We don't have Bonefish in California so I've never had the original. This was good and I will make it again but next time I will use less mayo & more chili sauce and siracha

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  160. OMG so stinking good!!!! Thanks Gina!!!

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  161. So good and perfect for a quick night meal. I add the sauce into the pan with the shrimp to heat for about a minute and it turns out great. Delish!

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  162. This was excellent. The only change I made was used 3 tbsp of mayo and 2 tbsp of fat-free ranch dressing. My husband liked it so much he ate the rest of the sauce as a dip with chips later that night.

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  163. It's missing the condensed milk, which give it the extra flavor. But I have a hard time understanding how we can call this "skinny" when the main flavoring ingredient is Mayonnaise. Hmm...

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  164. This was not for me. Tasted like French salad dressing on shrimp

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  165. This was pure yumminess! Even blogged about it today :)
    http://planlifeaccordingly.blogspot.com/2012/08/tasty-tuesday-bangin-good-shrimp.html

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  166. If I wanted to make this a dinner and serve it over whole grain pasta, what could I coat the pasta noodles with so it's not dry? Something somewhat low points

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  167. This is my go-to, quick dinner recipe now. I made a triple batch of the sauce and stored it in a squeeze bottle tonight. Thanks!!

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  168. When we go to Bonefish, I ask for bang, bang fish and they will do it special for me. So you could do this recipe with fish instead of shrimp I bet.

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  169. I've never had Bang Bang Shrimp so I'm not sure how it's supposed to taste.
    I'm not big on mayo so I made this with some sour cream instead and used it as a dipping sauce rather than putting it over the shrimp. I made a side of stir fried broccoli to go with it.

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  171. I just made these tonight. Absolutely delicious. I will definitely be making it again.

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  172. Can you make the shrimp a couple of hours ahead and serve them at room temperature?

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  173. So delicious! Thank you, thank you. I tried it with Chobani non-fat Greek yogurt instead of light mayo, and it turned out wonderfully! I added garlic and onion powders and salt and pepper to the corn starch; very flavorful.

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  174. Really good, I couldn't find the Thai Kitchen Sweet Chili so I bought the new Frank's Red Hot Chili Sauce. Only suggestion if you do this is to use less mayo cause it make it a little thick for the batter! And just add the calories as well, it's a little bit more. Great recipe though, def. making it again :)

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  175. This recipe is super yummy! I have made it twice already. I added a couple spices to it to give it a little more flavor...some garlic salt and pepper. Thanks for the recipe!

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  176. My fiance and I <3 this recipe. I've had the Bonefish version and it's just gross. Wayyyy too much with the fried food. This shrimp is delish! We've made this multiple and it's always been great.

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  177. Gina, This recipe was DELICIOUS!!! Every time I cook one of your dishes my fiancee raves about it...he is always surprised to hear they are healthy too. love this site

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  178. Found this off of pinterest & had it tonight I wound up doubling this recipe & omitting the extra 1tsp of srirachi as not knowing how warm it would be for my sensitive tongued guys in the house LOL. It seemed to be missing something then when mixing together so I added 1Tbsp of Lime juice & seemed to make it a little better. When I finished & mixed it all together & served it warm it tasted wonderful. I paired this w/ another pinterest recipe of mine I had found as a side & both tasted very much like great restaurant quality but made at home. Thank you very much for this recipe it was my first time ever making shrimp :D

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  179. I love this recipe! I also LOVE Bonefish's version, and while this recipe does not taste exactly like it, it definitely satisfies my craving. I use uncooked, frozen shrimp and it works really well, so quick and easy. The sauce doesn't usually taste right when you try it cold, but once you put it on the cooked shrimp, it is so good!!!

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  180. I have made this recipe before and it is soooo good!! My hubby and I are addicted to Bonefish Bang Bang Shrimp but of course it is so bad for you. This recipe comes pretty darn close the Bonefish. I am going to make this again tonight and i'm going to make a veggie stir fry to go along with it. I also am going to be trying it as a taco with some shredded cabbage and some extra sauce soon.

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  181. These are so delicious! I made them for a party recently and they were all gone! I got soooo many compliments! Thank you for such an easy recipe. I love Bang Bang Shrimp but I love this version too!!

    I had to substitute cayenne pepper for the sriracha but people still thought sriracha was in the sauce.

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  182. I made this last night with fried brown rice and WOW it was WONDERFUL! I did add a little salt & pepper to the shrimp while coating with the corn starch but other than that followed exactly. Thanks for the great recipe! I think next time I'll make these in a low carb tortilla with cabbage for some shrimp tacos :)

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  183. I made this last night. I skipped the cabbage and lettuce and added a 1/2 lb of chicken since I was making it as a meal. It was fantastic!! The only changes I made were throwing a little bit of panko on the meats (as another commenter suggested) and some old bay before putting in the skillet.

    This sauce tasted equally as amazing on the chicken and I will be making again now that I have all the ingredients in my cabinet! Even though I'm not a big mayo fan, this sauce seems like it would work great in a lot of recipes, and can't beat how quick and easy this was. Thanks Gina!

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