Bang Bang Shrimp w/ Kona Beer!

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We made some Bang Bang Shrimp Wontons and wanted to share them with you! You have probably seen something similar at Bone Fish Grill or The Cheesecake Factory!   We are no seafood cooking experts, so we decided to follow prepping and cooking steps from another blogger’s instructions on frying shrimp!  Thank you Damn Delicious!  The recipe turned out perfect! We did put our own little spin on the recipe and added a few of our favorite spices into the ingredients throughout. Everyone loved the shrimp. We also thought our Yum Yum sauce we created awhile back would be good on them! It is spicy, sweet and mayo based.  You can dip anything in this sauce, from dipped bacon wrapped brussels to bacon wrapped andouille!

For Damn Delicious’s full recipe instructions on her Bang Bang Shrimp click here.

Now to the ingredient list.. We separated it out in ingredient sections to make it easier to follow!

Wet Ingredients
1 cup buttermilk
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
1 egg
1 tablespoon sriracha
Salt and Pepper to taste
Pinch of Cayenne Pepper

In a bowl, mix all of these ingredients together until smooth. Set aside.

Breading Ingredients
1 cup Panko Bread crumbs (plain)
Salt and Pepper to taste
Italian Seasoning to taste
Cayenne to taste
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

Remaining Ingredients
1 pound raw deveined and peeled shrimp (Click here for instructions of deveining/peeling)
Canola Oil to fry (we used our Fry Daddy)
Wonton Wrappers
Romaine lettuce leaves
Green Onions to garnish

In another bowl, mix the breading ingredients together until mixed throughly. Now place your deveined/peeled shrimp in the wet ingrediants. Once shrimp is throughly coated, place them in the bread crumb mixture. Make sure your fryer is at 375 degrees. Once all shrimp are prepped and fully breaded, place a few in the fryer. Fry until they are a crispy golden brown. Mid-fry we usually flip the shrimp to make sure they are getting crispy on all sides.

Pre Fryer:
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Yum Yum Sauce for the Bang Bang Shrimp Wontons
1 cup real mayonnaise
1 teaspoon minced garlic (jar)
1 tablespoon sriracha
1 teaspoon sweet chili sauce
1/2 teaspoon honey
1 tablespoon whole milk

Mix all sauce ingredients in a bowl. You can either dip the shrimp in this sauce or put it in a squeeze bottle and top the wontons with it!

After you fry up the shrimp you can go ahead and stop here. It’s time to reward yourself, by eating a few Yum Yum sauce dipped shrimp! They are delicious on their own!
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If you are feeling extra motivated, it’s time to make some wonton tacos! The store was out of wonton wrappers so we used egg roll wrappers instead, both will work just fine! Spray the wonton with pam. Place your wontons in between your grates of your oven forming two triangles letting them hang over. We put them in between two grates so they will stand on a plate.  Cook at 400 until golden brown. It only took 4-5 minutes in my oven. Once the wonton is cooked, remove from the oven and follow our assembly instructions shown below!

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To assemble the wonton. Place some romaine lettuce leaves in the bottom of the wonton and top with the fried shrimp and green onions. Top with as much Yum Yum sauce as your wonton-taco-heart desires!  We recommend enjoying these wontons with a high quality craft light beer or lager!
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The beer we decided to pair with our Yum Yum sauce-induced, Bang Bang shrimp wontons was a Kona Longboard Island Lager! This beer is smooth, crisp and light. Also, because it’s brewed in Hawaii you can’t help but think of yourself sitting by the beach while consuming! For more information on this brewery click here!

Here are a few of Kona Brewing Company’s beers!  Thank you to nice neighbor for sharing!
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Now go end the summer with a BANG with this fried shrimp and fresh beer!

With love,
S|S

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