Nothing satisfies those cravings for Asian food better than our sweet and savory Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta! The Thai sweet chili sauce and sriracha come together to create a dish bursting with authentic Asian flavor.

If you are on a tight schedule, then this protein-packed dinner is the perfect solution for you and your family. You will avoid all those cheesy calories normally found in pasta, while still treating your family to a hearty meal. Try serving it up with one of our tasty asparagus recipes for a complete and nutritious dinner!

Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

Ingredients

  • 8 oz angel hair pasta
  • 40 medium raw shrimp (about 1 lb), shelled + deveined
  • 1 Tbsp coconut oil
  • 2 tsp cornstarch
  • 1 Tbsp paprika
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 6 Tbsp light mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
  • 2 Tbsp lime juice
  • 2 tsp Sriracha
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • red chili flakes to taste, optional

Instructions

  1. Prepare angel hair pasta according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
  2. Place coconut oil in a skillet or wok and heat on medium-high heat.
  3. In a small, shallow bowl, combine cornstarch, paprika, salt and pepper. With your hands, coat shrimp in cornstarch mixture. Place coated shrimp in heated skillet. Keep shrimp moving in skillet for about 3-4 minutes or until shrimp turns to a pink/whiter in color. Set aside.
  4. In a medium-sized bowl, combine light mayonnaise, Thai Sweet Chili Sauce, lime juice, Sriracha, salt and pepper.
  5. Pour over pasta and toss gently. Serve hot in bowls and top with 10 pieces of shrimp, chopped green onions and optional red chili flakes.
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