Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Homemade Bang Bang Shrimp Salad

Editor's Note:  This was DELICIOUS and not something I would ever think I could make.  Thank you, Jolynn!

Homemade Bang Bang Shrimp Salad
by Jolynn Shull

Cornstarch enough to coat all the shrimp (about 1/4 cup?)
1-2 t. garlic powder
2 pinches kosher salt
1/4 inch of oil in the bottom of a skillet

1 c. thai sweet chili sauce
1/4 c. mayonnaise
Srirachii hot chili sauce (for those with a touch of the masochist)

Salad mix
Red bell pepper
Snow peas
Bean sprouts

Pre-heat oil in skillet.  Mix cornstarch, garlic powder, and salt.  Lightly coat shrimp with mix.  Quickly fry shrimp (about 30 seconds per side--you know it's done when it's pink).  Sprinkle with salt.

Mix mayo with sweet chili sauce and add srirachi to taste.  (Your taste could possible be none.)  Toss shrimp with sauce. 
Variation:  Pop-Pop Shrimp.  Use sweet-and-sour sauce instead of sweet chili.  Much milder.

Chop veggies and add to salad mix.
Add shrimp to the top of each person's plate of salad. 

Kid variation:  Bang-Bang Tacos--Put a small amount of salad and a few shrimp on the top of a corn tortilla.

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