Friday, May 25, 2012

Bangin' Good Prawns (Bangin' Good Shrimp)

I was trawling (pardon the pun) for a recipe for prawns... something out of the normal, something totally new to excite my taste buds.  I love visiting Gina's webite site,, as it is an amazing site and she is such a good cook not to mention photographer.

Gina had recently posted a recipe for Bangin' Grilled Shrimp Skewers which made my mouth water but then I found this recipe!

Bangin' Good Prawns (Shrimp in the USA) are stir fried prawns mixed with a creamy sweet and spicy chilli sauce served on a bed of shredded salad topped with spring onions. OMG this recipe was amazing.... Gina has transformed it into a low fat version of another take of a dish called Bang Bang Shrimp served in an American restaurant called Bonefish Grill.  Looking at the menu I can see that they crumb and deep fry their prawns and serve with the sauce.

This dish, very much similar to a prawn salad, yet served warm was exactly the kind of dish I was looking for.  I will be making this again and would make a great entree or lunch - it is definitely a light dinner meal though.

Bangin' Good Prawns
(recipe sourced from

Serves: 4 
ProPoints: 6

5 tablespoons light mayonnaise
3 tablespoons Sweet Chilli Sauce
1 teaspoon Sriracha (or to taste)
3 cups shredded iceberg lettuce
1 carrot,  grated
2 spring onions, chopped
500 grams large prawns, shelled and deveined (weight after peeled)
2 teaspoons cornflour
1 teaspoon canola oil

In a medium bowl, combine mayonnaise, sweet chilli sauce and Sriracha. Set aside.

Combine lettuce, carrot and half on the spring onions. Place on serving plate.  Set aside.

Coat shrimp with cornflour, mixing well with your hands.

Heat a large skillet or wok on high heat, when hot add oil. When oil is hot add the prawns to hot pan and cook tossing a few times until cooked through, about 3 minutes. Remove from pan and combine with the sauce, coating well.

Place prawns on lettuce and top with remaining spring onions.

(click here for a printable version of this recipe)

NOTE: You will find Sriracha in asian grocery stores or a well stocked supermarket.  Otherwise use a hot chilli sauce in this recipe.

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