Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

I have already talked so much about how much I love shrimp that I don’t need to say much more about it. It really makes me like Bubba from Forrest Gump and I have such a blast preparing it in endless ways. When Marc and I go out to Bonefish Grill for date night I always get the bang bang shrimp. This week, I decided to make my own version right at home over pasta. This bang bang shrimp pasta recipe has lots of heat and fantastic texture without being heavy. While it had all of the great flavor, it was much lighter because I didn’t fry it. The base of the sauce was Greek yogurt too for more nutrition.

First, I made the easy bang bang sauce. It didn’t even need to cook! I stirred my Greek yogurt with the rest of the ingredients and that was it. When I tasted it there was such a wonderful creamy texture and heat from the sweet chili sauce that cut right through.
The shrimp became succulent perfection when I cooked it in coconut oil with lime zest, shallot and spices. Just looking at all of that gorgeousness in the pan made me quite a happy woman.
After I cooked the shrimp, I simply tossed it with my cooked pasta and the bang bang sauce. I even used my favorite gluten free corn pasta to make it gluten free.

I absolutely loved that this bang bang shrimp pasta took barely 30 minutes to get on the table. It felt like such a fancy dish that I slaved all day over! When I took my first bite, I was hit with that perfect mix of citrus from the lime, heat from the chili oil and the sweet succulence of the shrimp. Best of all, there was plenty for leftovers and it was even better the next day. Hope you all love it too! xoxo

Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta
Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta
Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta
Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta
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Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta
Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins
 

This is an incredible, leaner version of bang bang shrimp pasta inspired by my favorite dish at Bonefish grill. The Greek yogurt and gluten free corn pasta make it more nutritious!

Course: Main Course
Keyword: Pasta, Shrimp
Servings: 6
Calories: 546 kcal
Author: Jeanie and Lulu's Kitchen
Ingredients
FOR THE BANG BANG SAUCE
  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup Thai sweet red chili sauce
  • 1 whole lime juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried onion
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon low sodium soy sauce
FOR THE PASTA
  • 1 pound gluten free pasta
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 whole shallot minced
  • 1 1/2 pounds shrimp peeled and deveined, tails removed
  • 1 whole lime zested, from the lime you juiced
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried onion
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch crushed red pepper
Instructions
  1. First, make the sauce. It could not be easier. Simply stir all of the sauce ingredients together and set it aside. Then get a large pot of water on the stove and bring it to a boil. Salt it generously. Boil the pasta until tender, according to the directions. Usually it is about 8 minutes. While the pasta cooks, cook the shrimp. Get out a large skillet and heat the coconut oil in it over medium high heat.
  2. Add the shallots and let them get soft for 30 seconds. Then add the shrimp and lime zest and let the shrimp cook until opaque and pink for about 4-5 minutes. While the shrimp cook, season them with the garlic powder, onion, ground ginger, salt and crushed red pepper. Once they're done, move the skillet off of the heat. The pasta should be done by the point. Drain it and return it to the pot it cooked in, then toss it with the sauce and shrimp. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta
Amount Per Serving (1 bowl)
Calories 546 Calories from Fat 69
% Daily Value*
Fat 7.7g12%
Saturated Fat 2.4g15%
Cholesterol 678mg226%
Sodium 1049mg46%
Potassium 197mg6%
Carbohydrates 25.9g9%
Fiber 0.4g2%
Sugar 14.4g16%
Protein 93.1g186%
Calcium 230mg23%
Iron 11mg61%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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