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Boom Boom Shrimp

Updated: Aug 28, 2019

Boom Boom Shrimp (also known as Bang Bang or Pow Pow- depending on the restaurant) is crispy, creamy, sweet and spicy. This amazing blend of Sriracha, Thai Chili, honey and mayonnaise is perfect when combined with crunchy baked shrimp. With a few simple ingredients you can make this wildly popular appetizer in your own kitchen. This sauce is also great as a dipping sauce for grilled chicken tenders or zucchini spears.

  • 1 pound shrimp shelled and deveined

  • 1/2 cup buttermilk

  • 1/2 cup cornstarch

  • 1 TBSN garlic powder

  • 1 TBSN chili powder

  • 1/4 cup chopped green onions (optional)

To make Boom Boom Sauce:

  • ¼ cup quality mayonnaise

  • 1 TBSN ketchup

  • 1 TBSN sweet chili sauce

  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce

  • 1 TBSN honey


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Large baking pan, 2 medium mixing bowls, cooking spoon, tongs, aluminum foil, cooking spray, measuring cup, Ziplock bag or mixing bowl.

Prep: 15 min Cook: 15 min Ready: 30 Serves: 3-4

1. Squeeze tails off shrimp and discard tails. Rinse shrimp in colander.

2. Combine all sauce ingredients in a bowl and stir to combine. Set aside.

3. In a second bowl or Ziplock bag, add the shrimp and buttermilk and stir to coat all the shrimp. Let shrimp marinate in buttermilk for 4-6 hours.

4. Use a colander to drain excess buttermilk from shrimp in a sink.

5. Add cornstarch, garlic powder, and chili powder to a Ziplock bag or mixing bowl and mix to thoroughly coat the shrimp in the cornstarch mixture.

6. Preheat oven at 375 degrees F.

7. Cover baking sheet with aluminum foil and coat with cooking spray. Spread out shrimp in a single layer. Bake shrimp for 15 minutes until lightly browned.

8. Once cooked, remove from oven, toss in mixing bowl and coat shrimp generously with the Boom Boom sauce.

9. Sprinkle with chopped green onions (optional) and serve immediately.

1 serving: Calories: 445

Carbohydrates: 15g

Protein: 1g

Fat: 42g

Saturated Fat: 6g

Cholesterol: 23mg

Sodium: 776mg

Potassium: 90mg

Sugar: 12g

Shrimp contains zero carbs, and is also very low in calories (approximately 1 calorie/1 gram of shrimp). As an organic life form, shrimp is packed with protein and is composed primarily of water, but there is also a small amount of fat as well. However, the most beneficial aspect of shrimp is the treasure trove of vitamins and nutrients that it contains. You can fill out your daily mineral intake of iron, calcium, sodium, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, and potassium, along with vitamin A, vitamin E, and B6, and even vitamin B12! Shrimp also contains iodine, thiamin, riboflavin, and niacin.

Pinot Gris, Riesling or Merlot.


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