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!

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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!

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Bangin' Good Shrimp 

(from The Skinnytaste Cookbook)

Ingredients

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

Instructions 

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. 

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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. 

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The post was linked up to Tasty Tuesday

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

18 comments:

  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.

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    1. Thanks so much-crockpot dinners are the best!

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

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    1. Will be sharing one each month!

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

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    1. Definitely-it's so delicious and easy!

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  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.

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

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  5. love me some shramp

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

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

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  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.

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

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

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    1. It makes life so much easier and saves money!

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  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!

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

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