Introducing the Bang Bang Shrimp Egg Roll Bowl. Say that three times fast.
Guys, this is a mouthful in the best way possible. It’s all the things you know and love about bang bang shrimp, combined with the most trendy new healthy, quick dinner food — the egg roll in a bowl.
In this case, shrimp roll in a bowl. With bang bang sauce. Are you following me here? This is good stuff.
What’s in Bang Bang Shrimp Sauce?
The simplicity and deliciousness of this iconic 3-ingredient sauce has always impressed me! Most sources say Bang Bang Shrimp originated as an appetizer available at Bonefish Grill.
Bang Bang shrimp is probably what put that restaurant on the map honestly. It caught on like wildfire! The public cracked the code on the taste sauce pretty quickly though and made it easy to make you own bang bang sauce at home.
Here’s what’s in it:
- Sriracha Sauce
- Thai Sweet Chili Sauce
That’s it. It’s a sweet and spicy creamy sauce. Plain and simple but so not plain and simple tasting.
Enter the Egg Roll Bowl.
This recipe essentially deconstructs the popular Americanized Chinese food menu item, the egg roll, in a bowl. Take everything you’d normally find inside an egg roll and put it in a bowl. Leave out the fried dough.
In our never end quest for reducing carbs, this concept of an egg roll in a bowl, caught on quick. I heard about it from two different family members and it’s been on my must-make list for awhile now.
The best of both worlds.
Since at this point, it was pretty late in the game as a food blogger to be making and sharing yet another egg roll in a bowl, I knew I had to put a spin on it that would be worthy of trying.
Personally, I liked the idea of using shrimp instead of pork or ground turkey which is what most recipes I saw were using. But that wasn’t quite enough. It needed a sauce. Something spicy. Something amazing! Something everyone already knew and loved…
And the Bang Bang Shrimp Egg Roll Bowl was born.
So that’s my story and peak inside how my brain works when I’m thinking up new recipes to try.
From fridge to table in 20 minutes!
Not quite as quaint as farm-to-table but it’ll do for those busy weeknights. I’m dying for you to experience this quick and easy dinner! So let me give you a few tips for success.
Helpful Tips for Cooking this Bang Bang Shrimp Egg Roll Bowl
Cook the shrimp first. You’ll be able to eyeball the color better without the coleslaw mixed in. Then use the same skillet, dutch oven or wok to cut down on dishes.
Woks are cool because you can flip them instead of stirring and they have high sides so they aren’t as messy. However I sometimes just use my dutch oven because I don’t feel like getting out my wok. Lazy I know. If you’re really wanting a wok you can get one fast from Amazon. Shop Woks now
Love Bang Bang sauce?
Make a bunch and use a sauce bottle to store and squirt it so it’s pretty!
Craving some substance?
Don’t leave out the wonton strips! The extra crunch is everything.
You could also serve this over cooked rice or quinoa if you are craving some extra filler.
Gathering the ingredients you need.
There are a few oddball ingredients that you may not already have but don’t worry you can find them at almost any grocery store.
Or you can shop ingredients online at Amazon.
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