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Saw It On Pinterest: Bang Bang Shrimp

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Now that I'm on maternity leave for another 8 weeks, I vowed to cook more.  This probably won't continue when I go back to work, but for now, so far so good.  Of course, Pinterest is my go-to when it comes to finding yummy dinners to make.  My "Recipes" board is filled with easy dinner ideas and I'm excited to give them a try.  Last Sunday's dinner recipe I tried out was Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta.

I chose this recipe because... shrimp!  And the ingredients list consisted of mostly items I already had and the instructions were simple.  I am a fan of convenience so I use a lot of pre-made products like chopped garlic and bottled lemon juice.  Judge me or not - it's of no consequence to me!

I cooked the pasta, prepared the sauce, cooked the shrimp and then put it all together in a serving bowl.  Overall, this is a Pinterest win.  I loved how easy this was to make and the shrimp had great flavor.  However there are some things I would do differently if I make this again.  First, I would use a bit less mayo.  The pasta really held onto the sauce and it was just a but too much of the mayo taste for me.  I ended up combating this by adding sriracha to the dish.  Also, the instructions tell you to mix everything together in the serving bowl.  I would recommend mixing everything together in the skillet you cook the shrimp in, and then transferring it to your serving bowl.  Lastly, I would add more garlic, salt and red pepper flakes.  That's my personal taste preference so if you try this, start with what the recipe says and play with it from there.  *I forgot to add the parsley before I took the photo below.  Oops!

You should totally try this for a quick and tasty dinner.  Get the recipe here!  If you do, let me know how you like it and if you made any tweaks as well.  Next up, Cheesy Chicken Spaghetti so stay tuned!


  1. Stephen was very jealous that we were having leftovers tonight when he saw your picture haha! This looks amazing and I definitely will give this a try :)

  2. I love all things shrimp! Oh, and don't get me started on the garlic with red pepper flakes. MMM

    1. You should definitely try this (with extra garlic and red pepper, of course)!