Bang Bang Shrimp

Bang Bang Shrimp

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil, or more, as needed
  • 1 cup buttermilk
  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cornstarch
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tablespoon hot sauce
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup Panko*
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined

FOR THE SAUCE

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce

1 tablespoon honey

1 teaspoon rice vinegar

DIRECTIONS:

  • To make the sauce, whisk together mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, honey and rice vinegar in a small bowl; set aside.
  • Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium high heat. In a large bowl, whisk together buttermilk, flour, cornstarch, egg, hot sauce, salt and pepper, to taste; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, combine Panko, onion and garlic powder, basil, oregano, salt and pepper, to taste; set aside.
  • Working one at a time, dip shrimp into buttermilk mixture, then dredge in Panko mixture, pressing to coat.
  • Working in batches, add shrimp to the skillet and cook until evenly golden and crispy, about 2-3 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate.

Serve immediately, drizzled with sweet chili sauce.