Recipe: Firecracker Shrimp with Bang Bang Sauce

Recipe grade: ★★★★★

I first discovered this recipe at the Skunk and Goat Tavern in northeast Pennsylvania while getting my culinary certificate at Mercyhurst University!

– Chef Genevieve
image description: orange firecracker shrimp with a creamy orange sauce and scallions on top, and homemade applesauce on a white plate.
A plate of the firecracker shrimp with bang bang sauce (top) and homemade applesauce (left)!

The dish in three words: spicy, fantastic, easy-to-make

Cooking Partner: My mom

What I liked about this recipe: It is a good combo all together. The bang bang sauce is best on top of the shrimp.

What I would change about this recipe: I would make it less spicy next time and use a sweet-n-sour sauce. I would heat up the sauce in the pot.

My recommendation: If people are spice lovers, I recommend this as a dish to try!

Ingredients:

image descriptions: bottles of the various ingredients for the firecracker sauce
Ingredients for the firecracker sauce.
  • 1/2 cup chili-garlic sauce
  • 2 tablespoons spicy chili oil
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon lime juice
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 pound of shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • freshly chopped scallions
  • bang bang sauce (from a store or you can make it yourself)

Recipe:

  1. Mix together the chili-garlic sauce, chili oil, sriracha, vinegar, honey, cayenne, lime juice, salt, and pepper together in a small bowl until mixed for the firecracker sauce.
  2. Mix the shrimp in the firecracker sauce to cover the shrimp.
  3. Heat olive oil in a medium pan on medium heat and then add the shrimp.
  4. Cook the shrimp for 2-3 minutes, until both sides are pink and cooked through.
  5. Put the shrimp on a plat and put bang bang sauce and freshly chopped scallions on top.
  6. Serve!

Recipe inspired by Chili Pepper Madness.

4 thoughts on “Recipe: Firecracker Shrimp with Bang Bang Sauce

  1. Hi Genna, I love your posts and can’t wait to try this recipe! We love spicy things. Thanks for sharing! Have a great day, Sandra

    On Mon, Feb 28, 2022, 5:51 PM A Chef’s Life by Genevieve wrote:

    > gennambcooking posted: ” Recipe grade: ★★★★★ I first discovered this > recipe at the Skunk and Goat Tavern in northeast Pennsylvania while getting > my culinary certificate at Mercyhurst University! – Chef Genevieve A plate > of the firecracker shrimp with bang bang sauce (to” >

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