Jan. 11, 2023 | CHH Foundation
by Bradley Burck

Healthy Recipe: Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

Huntington's Kitchen

Healthy Eating

This healthy dish has pizzaz!

Bang bang shrimp gets its name from the pizzaz of the hot sauce added to the dish. It’s a favorite that a lot of folks order as an appetizer. But here is a twist that can transform this into a meal: adding zucchini pasta. Two cups of this vegetable have only about 14% of the calories of two cups of regular pasta, so we’re talking a healthy dinner—and a tasty one.

Start by heating a little oil in a pan. Add pre-shelled shrimp or remove the shells before you sauté them. The great thing about shrimp is they don’t take long to cook, quickly going from a pale hue to a whitish pink.

While they’re cooking, make pasta using a noodler. This cone-shaped device is similar to using a pencil sharpener. Just feed zucchini into it and turn the cone to create strips of spaghetti-like goodness. Every 8-10 turns cut it so you have edible noodles instead of a string of pasta that spills into the next room.

The final touch is the sauce.

It’s a blend of a half-cup of mayonnaise, a half-cup of rice vinegar, a teaspoon of lemon juice, a teaspoon of sugar, and four teaspoons of sweet chili sauce or Thai sauce. If you want to get daring, try three more teaspoons of chili sauce. For the final step, add the noodles to the shrimp and use tongs to toss the shrimp and pasta together before ladling on the sauce and using tongs to toss this into a delicious creation.

Sound good? Watch the video for a few more tips.

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