Nothing satisfies those cravings for Asian food better than this sweet and savory Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta! The Thai sweet chili sauce and sriracha come together to create a dish bursting with authentic flavor. If you're on a tight schedule, this protein-packed dinner is the perfect solution for you and your family. You'll avoid all those cheesy calories normally found in pasta while still treating your family to a hearty meal.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Serving size: Heaping ¾ cup of prepared pasta, 10 shrimp and 2 tablespoons sauce
- 8 ounces high-protein angel hair pasta (I like Barilla® ProteinPLUS™)
- 2 teaspoons cornstarch
- ½ tablespoon paprika
- ½ tablespoon chili powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- 1 pound medium shrimp (40 shrimp), peeled and deveined
- 3 tablespoons plain 0% Greek yogurt
- 3 tablespoons sweet red chili sauce
- 2½ tablespoons sesame oil
- 2 tablespoons lime juice
- 1½ teaspoons sriracha sauce
- ⅛ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- 3 green onions, thinly sliced
- Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Cook the pasta to al dente according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
- In a large resealable bag, combine the cornstarch, paprika, chili powder, salt, and pepper. Add the shrimp, seal, and shake a few times to evenly coat the shrimp.
- In a small bowl, whisk together the yogurt, sweet chili sauce, 1½ tablespoons of the sesame oil, the lime juice, sriracha, and pepper flakes. Pour the sauce over the pasta and toss to evenly coat the pasta. Set aside.
- In a large skillet, heat the remaining 1 tablespoon sesame oil over medium-high heat. Add the shrimp and cook for 3 to 5 minutes, until the shrimp are pink, turning occasionally.
- Serve the shrimp over the pasta and garnish with the green onions.
Per Serving (Heaping ¾ cup of prepared pasta, 10 shrimp and 2 tablespoons sauce):
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