Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta
When I first saw this dish I had doubts whether mayonnaise will work this a full on pasta dish, I thought it would be so rich two mouthful will be enough, I was wrong and luckily I tried it now I have a third sauce that I can use on my pasta. Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta is a game changer, at least for me, if you want pasta but looking for some other alternatives for sauce that is not white or tomato then give this a shot.
Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta is one of the easiest pasta dish to make, you don’t even have to cook the sauce, usually this dish is prepared with sautéed prawns in garlic and other spices and the sauce is made out of mayonnaise and sweet chilli sauce, resulting to a creamy, tangy spicy pasta dish.
I don’t know the origins of this dish but I know a similar named dish with Asian origin the Bang Bang Chicken, the similarity ends on the name and both most probably have a different idea behind the name. Bang Bang Chickens name is derived from the way the meat is tenderized, using a meat mallet it gives that “Bang” sound while on this dish of ours today the “Bang” most probably have come from the chilli on the dish, making a bang on every bite.
- 250 g spaghetti, cooked according to packet instructions
- 300 g medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 6 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- ½ tsp cayenne
- freshly ground black pepper
- olive oil
- 2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
- red pepper flakes
- ½ cup mayonnaise
- ¼ cup Thai sweet chili sauce
- juice from ½ lemon
- 2 cloves garlic, finely minced
- 1 tbsp sriracha
- Combine and whisk all sauce ingredients on a non-reactive bowl. Set aside.
- In a pan heat olive oil then sauté garlic.
- Add the prawns, paprika, salt and pepper then cook while tossing. This will take around 6-7 minutes. Remove from pan then set aside.
- In a large bowl combine cooked pasta, cooked prawns and sauce, toss to combine then serve immediately garnished with parsley and chilli flakes.