I hope you all had a fantastic weekend! I wanted to kickstart this week with one of my faves! It’s called bang bang shrimp, and it super delicious and easy to make. My version of this shrimp is different from your average because I add in both fresh and flash fried granny smith apple! I hope you like it.
2 lbs of peeled and deveined raw shrimp (tails off)
1/4 cup of cornstarch (give or take)
pinch of salt
pinch of pepper
1 Granny Smith apple cored, peeled and chopped
Canola oil (12 -160z bottle)
1/4 cup of sweet chili sauce
1/2 cup of mayonnaise
1-2tablespoons of sriracha hot sauce (depending on how spicy you want it)
Start out by rinsing your shrimp and coating with the juice of 1 fresh lime. In a bowl mix your salt,pepper and corn starch. Add in your shrimp and chopped apple into the cornstarch mixture and mix making sure each piece is fully coated (get rid of any excess cornstarch). Heat your canola oil in a pot on med high- high (canola oil is a high heat oil perfect for frying). When the oil is hot carefully put the apples and shrimp into the oil and fry for 3-4 mins until shrimp is pink and golden brown. Place the shrimp on a paper towel coated plate to get rid of any excess oil.
To make the sauce you simply combine the mayo,sweet chili sauce and sriracha in a bowl.
Add in the shrimp and mix until the shrimp is completely coated in the sauce. you can garnish with fresh apples to add a little bite and chopped scallions, if you’d like. This would be great as the filler for a lettuce wrap as well!
Perfect appetizer!!!! Enjoy!