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Bang Bang Shrimp (30 Minute Cheesecake Factory Copycat)

up close top view of Bang Bang Shrimp Copycat in a white bowl with a pile of rice in the center with coconut chili sauce

This 30 minute Bang Bang Shrimp is splendidly creamy bursting with layers of curry, peanut, chili and coconut and even higher than the unique Cheesecake Factory model at a fraction of the worth!


This Bang Bang Shrimp copycat is extremely straightforward and all made in a single pot!  The depth of multidimensional taste is out of this world making it ultimate for entertaining however straightforward sufficient to make on a regular basis.

Bang Bang Shrimp Copycat

Who else loves Cheesecake Factory???  I’m a fan of their splendidly, lengthy numerous menu, luscious cheesecakes and naturally, their Bang Bang Shrimp.

Thai meals is all concerning the harmonious dance of savory, salty, candy and bitter flavors and this Copycat Cheesecake Factory Bang Bang Shrimp is not any exception.  It’s described on the menu as, “A spicy Thai dish with the flavors of curry, peanut, chili, and coconut. Sauteed with vegetables and served over rice.”

In case you’ve by no means tried this well-known entrée, it’s a symphony of flavors and textures, right down to the crowning salty peanuts and candy toasted coconut.  In my Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp recipe, we get all the identical coconut, Thai curry flavors in underneath 30 minutes in a sauce so good you may be licking the plate – or strongly tempted to.

You possibly can maintain the recipe as is for the Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp model, or be happy to swap the shrimp for hen and use no matter veggies you’ve available for probably the most gourmand tasting clean-out-the-veggie-drawer meal.  You can even customise the warmth degree of this Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp- simply one more reason to like selfmade Bang Bang Shrimp!

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What are the components in Bang Bang shrimp?

This Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp does have alongside record of elements however PLEASE don’t be scared away.  They’re all pantry pleasant components which might be simply dump and simmer with no time/talent required so it’s truly tremendous straightforward to make!

Here’s a rundown of the mentionable components:

  • medium raw shrimp.   I recommend medium raw shrimp for this Bang Bang Shrimp recipe that has already been peeled and deveined.  Shopping for ready shrimp makes your job a snap as a result of all it’s a must to do is defrost the shrimp.   I like to purchase my shrimp by the frozen bagful at Costco as a result of they arrive shelled and deveined so all that’s left to do is thaw.
  • Veggies.  The greens utilized in Bang Bang Shrimp are carrots, zucchini and petite peas however be happy to make use of no matter you’ve gotten available.  This can be a nice clean-out-the-fridge meal.

showing how to make Bang Bang Shrimp Copycat by cutting zucchini, carrots and onions

  • What’s Thai Chili Sauce?  Thai Chili Sauce and Asian Candy Chili Sauce imply the identical factor and could be discovered within the Asian aisle of your grocery retailer.  Mae Ploys model is just referred to as, “Asian Sweet Chili Sauce” and Lee Kum Kee’s model known as, “Thai Sweet Chili Sauce.”  It’s a dynamic stability of tangy candy warmth derived from pink Thai chilies, sugar, rice vinegar, garlic and ginger – a dynamic taste combo multi functional bottle and so value retaining stocked in your fridge!
  • Curry powder.  That is the curry powder that merely says, “Curry Powder,” and could be discovered with all the opposite spices at your grocery retailer.  It’s a sultry mix of turmeric, chili powder, floor coriander, floor cumin, floor ginger and pepper.  I’ve listed 2 teaspoons curry powder on this recipe but when you realize you’re keen on curry than be happy to go wild and loopy and up it to three (that is what I do).
  • Coconut milk.  Chakoah is my all time favourite model of coconut milk. It was advisable to me by an Asian pal who says it’s going to change my cooking.  I agree and may’t advocate it sufficient!  You need to use full fats or mild coconut milk.  In the event you use mild coconut milk, you might need to add a further 1/2 tablespoon cornstarch to thicken it up

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  • Fish Sauce.  Fish sauce is utilized in all Thai cooking and I promise it gained’t make your Bang Bang Shrimp style fishy!  In case you should substitute, then exchange it with soy sauce.
  • Sriracha.  Use sriracha to make your Bang Bang Shrimp as spicy as you desire to.  The wonderful thing about sriracha is you’ll be able to add it after your Bang Bang Shrimp is cooked so you’ll be able to style your completed Bang  Bang Shrimp first after which stir in sriracha to style.
  • Garnish.  Bang Bang Shrimp is made 1000X higher with the garnish of toasted candy coconut flakes, chopped peanuts and inexperienced onions.  Don’t skimp!

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Ideas for Bang Bang Shrimp

  • You possibly can substitute shrimp with chopped hen.
  • Use defrosted shrimp and never cooked shrimp.  (See above part on the best way to defrost shrimp.)
  • There are two choices for defrosting your shrimp. 1)  The simplest strategy to defrost your shrimp os to take away your one pound frozen shrimp to a coated bowl and allow them to defrost within the fridge in a single day. 2) To shortly defrost shrimp, place the one pound frozen shrimp in a fine-mesh sieve or colander. Place this sieve in a big bowl of chilly faucet water for 10 minutes.   After 10 minutes, exchange the water within the bowl with new chilly faucet water and resubmerge the shrimp.  Let shrimp sit a further 10- 20 minutes.  At this level the shrimp must be utterly defrosted.   No matter you do, resist the urge to make use of heat faucet water (and undoubtedly NOT the microwave) as it will trigger the shrimp to defrost and prepare dinner erratically.
  • Prepare dinner your shrimp with the tails on as a result of the tail shells include taste that seeps out and we get extra strong shrimp taste. As soon as your shrimp is cooked and resting you’ll be able to take away the tails in case you want.

showing how to make Bang Bang Shrimp by cooking shrimp in a skillet

  • This recipe requires clean peanut butter however when you solely have crunchy peanut butter available, that may undoubtedly work. Manufacturers akin to Skippy and Jif work greatest on this recipe versus pure peanut butters as a result of they don’t soften as nicely.
  • When you don’t have hen broth available, you’ll be able to substitute with water.

showing how to make Copycat Bang Bang Shrimp by adding shrimp to thai chili sauce

  • To toast coconut, preheat oven to 400 levels F. Unfold coconut in a good layer on a baking sheet.  Bake for Three-5 minutes, stirring sometimes, till coconut is golden.
  • You can also make this Bang Bang Shrimp good for YOU by customizing the consistency, taste and spice degree. If you need a thinner sauce, skinny with further hen broth or water.  For a spicier sauce, add sriracha, for tangier, add lime juice, for sweeter, add further brown sugar (maintaining in thoughts the coconut will add sweetness).

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Bang Bang Shrimp

is 30 minute Bang Bang Shrimp is splendidly creamy bursting with layers of curry, peanut, chili and coconut and even higher than the unique Cheesecake Factory model at a fraction of the worth!

top view of Bang Bang Shrimp Copycat in a white bowl with a pile of rice in the center

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Elements

Shrimp

  • 1 pound medium raw shrimp shelled, deveined, tails on
  • 2 tablespoon Asian candy chili sauce
  • 1/Four teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Coconut Curry Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • half giant onion chopped
  • 1 giant carrot julienned and reduce into 1” size items (1 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • Three garlic cloves minced
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 13.5 oz. can high quality coconut milk (I like Chaokoh)
  • Three/Four cup low sodium hen broth
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Three tablespoons brown sugar
  • Three tablespoons clean peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons much less sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons Asian/Thai Candy Chili Sauce like Mae Ploy
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce might sub soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/Four-1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • sriracha to style optionally available

Add later

  • 1 small zucchini julienned and reduce into 1” size items (1 cup)
  • 1/2 cup frozen petite peas

Garnish

  • 1/Three cup toasted candy coconut flakes
  • 1/Four cup chopped peanuts
  • 2 chopped inexperienced onions

Components

Shrimp

  • 1 pound medium raw shrimp shelled, deveined, tails on
  • 2 tablespoon Asian candy chili sauce
  • 1/Four teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter

Coconut Curry Sauce

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • half giant onion chopped
  • 1 giant carrot julienned and minimize into 1” size items (1 cup)
  • 2 teaspoons freshly grated ginger
  • Three garlic cloves minced
  • 2 teaspoons curry powder
  • 1 13.5 oz. can high quality coconut milk (I like Chaokoh)
  • Three/Four cup low sodium hen broth
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • Three tablespoons brown sugar
  • Three tablespoons clean peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons much less sodium soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1-2 tablespoons Asian/Thai Candy Chili Sauce like Mae Ploy
  • 1 tablespoon fish sauce might sub soy sauce
  • half teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/Four-1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • sriracha to style elective

Add later

  • 1 small zucchini julienned and minimize into 1” size items (1 cup)
  • half cup frozen petite peas

Garnish

  • 1/Three cup toasted candy coconut flakes
  • 1/Four cup chopped peanuts
  • 2 chopped inexperienced onions
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Directions

  1. Add shrimp to a medium bowl together with 1 tablespoon olive oil, 2 tablespoons Asian Candy Chili Sauce and 1/Four teaspoon salt. Stir to mix and put aside when you prep your veggies. (Shrimp might sit at room temperature for 30 minutes or refrigerate for as much as eight hours.)

  2. Soften one tablespoon butter over medium excessive warmth in giant skillet. Discard shrimp marinade and add shrimp to the pan in a single layer (you might have to work in 2 batches). Prepare dinner shrimp simply till opaque, about Three minutes, then flip over and prepare dinner one other 2-Three minutes till cooked by means of. Take away shrimp to a chopping board. Chop off tails when cool sufficient to deal with/whereas sauce is simmering.

  3. Utilizing the now empty skillet (don’t wipe out), warmth one tablespoon olive oil over medium-high warmth. Add onions and prepare dinner three minutes. Add carrots, ginger, garlic and curry powder and sauté 1 minute. Flip warmth to low and add coconut milk. Combine hen broth with 1 tablespoon cornstarch and add to skillet together with all remaining Coconut Curry Sauce components.

  4. Deliver sauce to a simmer till thickened and the carrots are crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Stir in zucchini and frozen peas and prepare dinner till peas are heated via, about one minute. If you need a thinner sauce, skinny with further hen broth or water. For a spicier sauce, add sriracha, for tangier, add lime juice, for sweeter, add further brown sugar (holding in thoughts the shredded coconut will add sweetness).

  5. Serve with rice and garnish with toasted coconut, inexperienced onions and peanuts.

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