January 13, 2015

Bangin' Good Shrimp {from The Skinnytaste Cookbook}

One of my goals for 2015 (a repeat from 2014-whoops) is to take the time each month to try one more-involved recipe from a cookbook I have. I always have big ideas of trying lots of fun recipes and have a nice collection of cookbooks but frankly, dinner ends up being something easy or a quick idea I find on Pinterest.  It's a waste to have all those beautiful cookbooks collecting dust on my shelf so I am determined to crack them open each month. 

To hold myself accountable I'll be documenting a new recipe from a cookbook each month that I've tried and love.  I mean, I wouldn't want to share a recipe that was awful with you all. 

For Christmas I received The Skinnytaste Cookbook (see here to buy!) which I had been itching to get my hands on.  As I quickly flipped through the cookbook last weekend I was immediately interested in some of the easy and yummy-looking seafood recipes since I sadly do not buy seafood often. I decided to go with a recipe for Bangin' Good Shrimp which is inspired by the delicious Bang Bang Shrimp from Bonefish Grill.  Bang Bang Shrimp are deep fried and covered in a delicious sauce, so this Skinnytaste version is much healthier but just as flavorful!


The recipe called for making a salad to serve the shrimp over, but I ended up serving the shrimp over quinoa and having a salad on the side. I put the original recipe with the salad directions below anyways!


Bangin' Good Shrimp 

(from The Skinnytaste Cookbook)


5 tablespoons light mayonnaise
3 tablespoons thai sweet chili sauce
1-2 teaspoons Sriracha sauce, or to taste
1 pound shelled and deveined large shrimp
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 teaspoon canola oil

(for salad)
3 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
1 cup shredded red cabbage
6 or 7 cilantro leaves
1/4 cup diagonally sliced scallions


In a medium bowl combine the mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, and Sriracha. 

Toss the shrimp with the cornstarch, mixing well with your hands. Heat a large nonstick skillet or wok over high heat. Add the oil and shrimp and cook, stirring, until cooked through, about 3 minutes. Transfer the shrimp to the bowl of sauce and toss well. 

In a large bowl, combine the lettuce, cabbage, and cilantro and divide among 4 serving plates. Garnish with the scallions and serve immediately. 


This recipe was so delicious. My boyfriend and I each ate two servings of shrimp with sauce. Besides peeling the shrimp, the recipe was really easy and fast to make. I totally could imagine eating this sauce on all sorts of dishes! It was just as delicious to have some leftover shrimp over a salad for lunch the next day. 

I definitely recommend grabbing a copy of The Skinnytaste Cookbook and cannot wait to try out more recipes from it!

In case you were wondering about the nutrition info I put a photo of it below. 


The post was linked up to Tasty Tuesday

Have you ever tried Bang Bang Shrimp? What's your favorite recipe lately?


  1. Bang Bang Shrimp is one of my favorites! Lately I've been into cooking with my crockpot and Mexican food- my cold weather food.

  2. OMG I totally just pinned that! Easy, lots of protein and sounds delicious. Thanks for sharing and keep these coming!!

  3. I love bang bang shrimp, so I HAVE to try this! Thanks for sharing!!!

  4. Yum! I love seafood recipes - I'll have to try this one. I've been having fun going through my SkinnyTaste cookbook too! Made the enchilada soup last week, it was great.

    1. I want to make everything in the cookbook-it's my favorite at the moment!

  5. love me some shramp

  6. that looks really good! I think Cheesecake Factory has bang bang shrimp on the menu, right?

    1. I think they do too. I don't know if Bonefish or Cheesecake started them first!

  7. I LOVE Skinnytaste!! I didn't know they had a book! I've always just used the website for recipes, but this would be so much more convenient.
    Anything involving shrimp is a win with me. I'm thinking this may have to be dinner one night this weekend.

    1. She just came out with the cookbook a couple months ago. Check it out!

  8. I definitely love buying my nutritional products online if and when I can!

  9. Hi there!
    Thank you for sharing your post with Tasty Tuesday Linkup Party over at LeanLena.com
    Friendly reminder to add our badge or a link back as this is one of the linkup rules.
    Thanks so much and hope to see you at the party again next Tuesday!

    1. Sorry Lena-thought I put the link but accidentally didn't!