Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta is sweet, spicy, and creamy and so easy to throw together for a weeknight meal. Sauteed fresh shrimp are coated in a sauce made from mayonnaise, sweet chili sauce, and Sriracha and tossed with angel hair pasta.
Do you like food that’s a bit spicy but not so spicy that it feels as if your mouth is on fire?
I’m one of these people–and if you are then join the club. Bang Bang Shrimp is a delicious dish, but I always found most versions a little too “five alarm” for my tastes. I don’t mean to imply that I’m a wimp about heat; I’m not. However, when heat is the only thing I can taste, it’s not something that I enjoy.
So I adapted a generic recipe for Bang Bang Shrimp that still has a “bang” but is a bit milder than the usual.
For those who like more heat, it’s easy to adapt this to your tastes. All you have to do is add more cayenne, chili garlic sauce or red pepper flakes–individually or all three!
If you are a fan of Bang Bang Shrimp, you are going to love this quick and easy Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta recipe. The shrimp get seasoned with some paprika and cooked in a little butter.
- 1/2 cup sweet chili sauce
- 1 tablespoon lime juice
- 1 tablespoon butter
- 3/4 cup mayonnaise
- 1 pound medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/2 to 1 tablespoon Sriracha sauce
- 12 ounces angel hair pasta, cooked according to pacakge directions
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- In a medium bowl, stir together mayonnaise, chili sauce, lime juice, garlic, and Sriracha sauce. Set aside.
- Melt butter in a large pan over medium-heat. Add shrimp and cook about 1 to 2 minutes per side, or until just cooked through.
- Add pasta and sauce to pan. Stir to mix everything and serve.