Dynamite Shrimps

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This shrimp dish has been on my reading list for few months, and I just got around to finally making it yesterday. This dynamite shrimp is a slight copy cat of the famous dynamite shrimp at P.F.Chang’s. It’s deep fried shrimps tossed in a creamy, sweet and spicy sauce. Sounds really simple but they are oh-so-addictive.

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I ask my husband to take me to P.F.Chang’s at least once a month to have this speciality appetizer of theirs. It is soooo good, that i highly request all of you, who has not tried this item yet to try it asap. Trust me, you’re going to love this dish.

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The recipe i have here is not exactly the same as the original, but nearly there. To experience the real awesomeness you have to try the original stuff there at the restaurant. But this is also nearly good. I swear!!!

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Dynamite shrimp is all about the spice. You can adjust the heat a bit with the amount of Sriracha sauce you will add. Actually i had only added a tsp of the sauce, i recommend that you add more, for that kick and the amazing orange color just like how you get it from Chang’s.

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Those who love shrimp and those who love spicy, that’s what dynamite shrimp is all about. So do try this one out and enjoy every bit of it. I am gonna take this dish to Angie’s fiesta friday . That party is the most fun thing happening now. Check it out at her beautiful blog, the novice gardener.

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Serves 4
Recipe courtesy: bestyummyrecipes

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For the Sauce:

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Asian chili sauce (such as sriracha)
2 teaspoons honey
Kosher salt

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For the Shrimp:

Vegetable oil, for frying
2 large eggs
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cornstarch
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
500 grams medium large shrimp, peeled and deveined
Iceberg lettuce leaves, for serving
Thinly sliced green onions, for garnish

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Make the sauce:
1. Mix the mayonnaise, chili sauce, honey, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon water in a large bowl; set aside.

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Prepare the shrimp:
1. Heat about 2 inches of vegetable oil in a heavy-bottomed pot.
2. Marinate the shrimp in 1/2 tsp pepper powder, a pinch of turmeric powder, chilly powder or cajun spice (your choice) and salt.
3. Whisk the eggs in a shallow bowl. Whisk the flour, cornstarch and 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper in another shallow bowl.
4. Working in batches, dredge the shrimp in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess, dip in the beaten eggs, then return to the flour mixture, turning to form a thick crust.
5. Fry the shrimp in the hot oil until lightly golden, 1 to 2 minutes, adjusting the heat as needed to maintain the oil temperature. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate with a slotted spoon.
6. Toss the shrimp with the prepared sauce.
7. Arrange the lettuce in a shallow serving bowl or on individual plates. Top with the shrimp and garnish with green onions.

Dynamite Shrimps
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INGREDIENTS
For the Sauce
  1. 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  2. 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon Asian chili sauce (such as sriracha)
  3. 2 teaspoons honey
  4. Kosher salt
For the Shrimp
  1. Vegetable oil, for frying
  2. 2 large eggs
  3. 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  4. 1/2 cup cornstarch
  5. Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper
  6. 500 grams medium large shrimp, peeled and deveined
  7. Iceberg lettuce leaves, for serving
  8. Thinly sliced green onions, for garnish
DIRECTIONS
Make the sauce
  1. Mix the mayonnaise, chili sauce, honey, 1/4 teaspoon salt and 1 tablespoon water in a large bowl; set aside.
Prepare the shrimp
  1. Heat about 2 inches of vegetable oil in a heavy-bottomed pot.
  2. Marinate the shrimp in 1/2 tsp pepper powder, a pinch of turmeric powder, chilly powder or cajun spice (your choice) and salt.
  3. Whisk the eggs in a shallow bowl. Whisk the flour, cornstarch and 1 teaspoon each salt and pepper in another shallow bowl.
  4. Working in batches, dredge the shrimp in the flour mixture, shaking off any excess, dip in the beaten eggs, then return to the flour mixture, turning to form a thick crust.
  5. Fry the shrimp in the hot oil until lightly golden, 1 to 2 minutes, adjusting the heat as needed to maintain the oil temperature. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined plate with a slotted spoon.
  6. Toss the shrimp with the prepared sauce.
  7. Arrange the lettuce in a shallow serving bowl or on individual plates. Top with the shrimp and garnish with green onions.
Notes
  1. ✔️ Add Sriracha according to your personal preference. If you want it more spicy add more. If you cant find Sriracha add sweet chilly sauce.
  2. ✔️ Serve immediately.
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Notes:

✔️ Add Sriracha according to your personal preference. If you want it more spicy add more. If you cant find Sriracha add sweet chilly sauce.
✔️ Serve immediately.

Check out jhuls recipe for this delicious dynamite shrimps too. Click here.

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82 thoughts on “Dynamite Shrimps

  1. That looks mouth-watery n delicious…. Hmmmm …. Yummmm…

    As always, superb pics dear….

    Though I have often wondered how the food is at Chang’s, never been there.

    Insha Allah, will go there soon and try your version of it as well asap coz it looks real easy….

    1. Thanks a lot sunithatha for the wonderful comment as usual.

      The food at Chang’s is not so bad. We usually order this only. Their fried rice is good and we ordered some garlic chicken or something too once. That was ok. Then recently me n my husband had the much hyped Mongolian beef and crispy fried chicken noodles or something. We didn’t like it at all. Maybe it didn’t suit our tastebuds. But dynamite shrimp is bomb! You will love it for sure. 🙂

  2. Your photos is out of this world!!! I am really in love with your photos!! <3
    Your Dynamite Shrimps look delicious! I must try this recipe, too. And thank you so much for the mention. How sweet of you! 😉 xx
    Have a lovely day to you. 🙂

    1. Thanks a lot Jhuls. The thing is that i got the idea that we can make this shrimp at home after seeing your post some time back. But then later i couldn’t remember where i saw it. I searched recipe for this in Pinterest and i found this recipe. After making and clicking fotos i saw your post. I was like aaagh! So i wanted to mention your blog post here. 🙂

    1. Thanks Namrata! I use nikon d3200. You wont believe it, i click my pictures most of the time in auto mode. I know its time that i move forward and start using the manual mode. Im still learning. 🙂

  3. Wow Sadia, you got me when you me when you mentioned PF Chang’s. We don’t have one near here, but whenever we go to Seattle, we make a beeline for this restaurant! I really love the variety of dishes you can order and I believe that I have eaten this recipe there. I can’t wait to try your recipe! As always, your photos are extraordinary!

    1. Im sure you might have eaten this from there. This is their signature dish, you can find it in almost every customers table.
      Thanks a lot for the kind words. 🙂

  4. Shrimp are one of my favorite things to navigate to at a party, on a menu, at a BBQ… I love your dynamite take! So filled with flavor. Love this!

    1. Thank you! Ooh thats bad. Next time you get a chance do DO visit that place. But for the time being you try making this at home. Im sure you will like it. 🙂

  5. My gosh, Sadia, first the chocolate lava cakes, now these! I think if I could reach out for things on my monitor, I would definitely reach for these or any of your food. Love PF Chang’s and love dynamite shrimps. Have you tried bang-bang shrimps from Bonefish Grill? They’re excellent, too! Your photography continues to amaze me! You are absolutely a pro! XOXO

    1. Thank you Angie for the sweetest comment ever.
      Noo we don’t have bonefish grill here in Kuwait. I have heard a lot about bang bang shrimp though. Its there all over Pinterest. Is it the same as dynamite? The taste?

  6. These are fantastic Sadia. You are a star! These photographs really create a beautiful scene and I can almost taste your dynamite shrimp. I’ll have to go to P.F. Chang’s and order them. Or, really I should just try your recipe!

      1. I know, it has been much too long! Time just gets away from me 🙂 But it was so lovely to have some time again to go through your posts 🙂 Its like catching up with a friend 🙂 Big hug!

  7. Nice post. I was checking continuously this blog and I’m impressed!

    Extremely useful information particularly the remaining section 🙂 I take care of such information a lot.

    I was looking for this certain information for a very long time.
    Thank you and good luck.

  8. Assalamalaikum sadia ,
    I would like to know that is this recipe good for chicken also? Have u tried it in chicken before? TIA

  9. Assalamoalaikum Sadia,
    I would like to know that is this recipe good for chicken also? Have u tried it in chicken also?
    TIA

    1. Walaikumsalaam Anusha!
      I didn’t try it with chicken before. But one of my readers did try that way and said it tasted good. If you want i can post a similar but slightly different recipe for chicken some time. Lemme know. N btw sorry for replying late, was caught up with some things lately.

  10. Assalamualikum. I came across your blog last week and I can’t wait to try all the recipes. Lol. I tried this yesterday and it was yummy. Thanks for sharing.
    Shaheen

    1. Walaikumsalaam Shaheen!
      Thank you very much for the feedback. Really glad that you liked this recipe. Please do try more dishes from the blog. Keep in touch. 🙂

  11. Hi Sadia, such a lovely blog you have. Been following it for a while now. Keep up the good work 🙂

    I want to try this out. Could you tell me the quantity of shrimps you used for this recipe.

    1. Heyy Zerene. Thank you so much dear for following and the encouragement. For this recipe, you can use 500g of shrimps. So sorry for replying so late, I was out on vacation that’s why the delay.

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