Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

We took baby on vacation for the first time last week to Mexico. It was a blast! We rented a super huge house for my whole family. There were three babies, two kids and 10 adults. Quite the traveling party, let me tell you. When I got home, I couldn’t be happier to be in my own kitchen cooking with ingredients that I love and use regularly. The weird thing about cooking in someone else’s kitchen is that you don’t have access to all of the tools you’re use to. For me, the big thing was not having my knives. Cooking with dull, oddly shaped knives drove me nuts. I never realized how much my knives were an extension of my hand! When I got home, I wanted to cook all the things.

These tacos were absolutely delicious. My only regret was not having a bigger bag of shrimp to drench in the sauce.

DSC_0348First things first, make your own homemade sweet chili sauce.

DSC_0350Bring to a boil to thicken and let cool.

DSC_0352Next, cook your shrimp until no longer pink.

DSC_0353Add mayo to the sauce and toss the shrimp in it.

DSC_0356To serve, I used the sweet kale salad (sans dressing) as a topper. You can get massive bags of this bad boy from superstore.

DSC_0359Roll it up in a tortilla and devour it. Yum!

Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos

You will need:

3.5 tablespoons vinegar

1 clove garlic

2 tsp fresh minced ginger

2 tablespoons honey

1/4 tsp cayenne

1 tsp red chili flakes

1/3 cup mayo

1 lb shrimp, peeled

Tortillas and salad, to serve

Begin by mixing the first 6 ingredients in a saucepan and bring to a low simmer to thicken. Once thick, cool and add mayonnaise. Cook shrimp in a saucepan and add sauce. Serve on a tortilla with salad. Enjoy!



2 Comments on “Bang Bang Shrimp Tacos”

  1. lauratfrey says:

    I made this last night, with stir-fried veggies and coconut rice. It was great. I halved the spices in case the kids wanted some (nope) and it was still plenty spicy.

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