Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta
It’s a great night, as far as our daughter Lauren is concerned, when we have a seafood dinner…but she REALLY loves this Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta! And why not let her enjoy it frequently? This shrimp pasta is an easy, quick, cheap dinner for any night of the week!
Deliciously creamy and oh so flavorful pasta (don’t skip the lime zest! yum!) topped with plump shrimp and a pinch of your favorite flavors for garnish! Lime zest and a sprinkle of parmesan cheese in the photos shown here 🙂
It’s easy to see why this creamy pasta dish is such a hit. Combine tangy bang bang shrimp and sauce with some pasta for a quick 20 minute dinner. Done! Substitute chicken for another scrumptious variation that the whole family will adore…
Want to have your bang bang shrimp without mayo?
A good alternative to have Bang Bang shrimp without mayonnaise is to use Plain Greek Yogurt instead of the mayo. Super easy and totally tasty!
Use any type of your favorite pasta, and this dish is typically made with spaghetti noodles, but we like to use angel hair for a really quick dinner. Enjoy!
Last Updated: June 2nd, 2017
Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta
- 8 oz angel hair pasta (or spahghetti - cooked, drained, and rinsed)
- 8 oz shrimp (peeled and deveined)
- 1 Tbsp olive oil (extra virgin)
- 1 Tbsp garlic (minced - divided 1/2 Tbsp and 1 tsp portions)
- 1 tsp paprika
Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta Sauce
- 1/2 cup mayonnaise
- 1/4 cup Thai sweet chili sauce
- 2 Tbsp lime juice (fresh squeezed is best, zest the lime first)
- 1 tsp sriracha sauce
- 2 tsp honey
- 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes (optional, but recommended)
- Cook pasta according to boxed directions. Drain and rinse, coat with a bit of olive oil if desired. Set aside.
- Whisk or stir together sauce ingredients: mayonnaise, Thai sweet chili sauce, 1 tsp portion of minced garlic, lime juice, sriracha, honey and crushed red pepper flakes. Set aside.
- Bring a large skillet or frying pan to medium high heat, add the olive oil, second 1/2 Tbsp portion of minced garlic, and the shrimp. Add a pinch of salt and pepper, then paprika. Cook the shrimp until pink, about 3-4 minutes. Remove the shrimp to a plate, set aside.
- Add the sauce to your skillet or frying pan and cook for 1-2 minutes. Stir the sauce in the pan, picking up all of the pan drippings and flavor of the cooked shrimp.
- Add the cooked pasta, toss to coat evenly with the sauce then add the shrimp and toss as well. Garnish with lime zest, Parmesan cheese, additional crushed red pepper flakes, or sesame seeds. Serve immediately.