Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

by Sheryl

PREP TIME: 10 MINS | COOK TIME: 10 MINS | TOTAL TIME: 20 MINS | SERVINGS: 4

Today is another pasta day. My kids are always looking forward to pasta day. I am cooking one of their favourite, bang bang shrimp pasta. It is super easy and quick to make using only a few pantry ingredients. The shrimp and pasta are tossed in a daring, creamy, and delicious sauce packed with spices. It is a pretty simple recipe that you can throw together even with your busy schedule. Big in flavour and taste and guarantee to impress everyone around the table!

Ingredients

Sauce:

½ c. sweet chilli sauce
1 ½ tsp sriracha sauce
1 lime juice
½ c. mayo

Pasta and Shrimp:

1 ½ tbsp olive oil
12 oz. medium shrimp peeled and deveined
8 oz. spaghetti noodles cooked according to package directions and drained
1 tbsp fresh garlic minced
⅛ tsp red pepper flakes
2 tsp smoked paprika
fresh chopped parsley or fresh chopped cilantro (optional garnish)
½ tsp kosher salt
½ tsp fresh cracked black pepper

How to make Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

Sauce:

Step 1: Place the mayo, sweet chilli sauce, lime juice, and sriracha sauce in a small mixing bowl. Mix well until smooth and set aside.

Pasta and Shrimp:

Step 2: Add the shrimp to a medium-sized mixing bowl and toss with half tbsp olive oil, fresh minced garlic, paprika, kosher salt, black pepper, and red pepper flakes.

Step 3: Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a large 12-inch skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the coated shrimp into the skillet and cook, stirring, for about 8 to 10 minutes until the shrimp are evenly cooked. When done, turn the heat off.

Step 4: While the skillet is still on the stovetop, add the cooked spaghetti and sauce. Toss until the noodles and shrimp are completely coated.

Step 5: Before serving, garnish the shrimp pasta with some fresh chopped parsley or fresh chopped cilantro. Enjoy while still hot.

Nutrition Facts:

Calories: 607kcal | Carbohydrates: 60g | Protein: 26g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 226mg | Sodium: 1493mg | Potassium: 246mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 537IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 146mg | Iron: 3mg

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