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Boom Boom Shrimp: Florida Seafood at your Fingertips LIVE!

Boom boom shrimp

Boom boom shrimp is one of my favorite recipes to prepare at home! It is so easy, low in calories, high in lean protein, and very tasty. I am excited to share it with you in my upcoming cooking demonstration as part of the Seafood at your Fingertips LIVE series. This is a lighter take on a popular appetizer more commonly known as “Bang Bang Shrimp”. Most bang bang shrimp recipes I saw online have more than 400 calories per serving – no thanks! This lighter version takes less than 15 minutes to prepare and contains about 160 calories per serving. Read on for more about how to watch the demonstration and cook along with me.

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How to watch

The boom boom shrimp cooking demonstration will take place at 6 pm EST on Wednesday, May 20th via Facebook Live on the Florida Sea Grant Facebook page! If you cannot catch the demonstration live, all videos will be archived for future viewing at this page. I’ll be available live to answer your questions and respond to comments – I can’t wait to see you there!

How to cook along

This recipe is so simple and quick, so if you want to cook along you definitely could. To prepare, check out the ingredient list below and make sure you have what you need. If you are using frozen shrimp, defrost your shrimp in advance by placing in the refrigerator the night before. You may also want to peel your shrimp in advance so that’s one less step you’ll have to follow live. You can get a preview of the steps we will take by downloading the recipe here (pdf). The ingredients below will yield 6 servings of boom boom shrimp.

For the shrimp:
  • 1.5 lb large, raw shrimp, thawed
  • 1.5 teaspoon pure corn starch
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil
For the sauce:
  • 5 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2-3 tablespoons Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sriracha chili sauce (optional)

I suggest serving these over a bed of lettuce with scallions on top, or as a scrumptious shrimp taco filling!

close-up of boom boom shrimp

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