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Bang Bang Shrimp


Food vacation.  Every time I go visit my family I get a food vacation.  They let me cook what ever I want, no questions asked!  Even if they are on restricted diets, they consider my cooking like eating on vacation.  A complete and total free for all.  I absolutely love it!!!!  Family gets to eat some of my favorite meals and I get to cook with no limitations or guilt. 

We went to see family for the weekend and this the first night we get there is always filled with exhaustion as the trip takes close to six hours.  Six long hours filled with huge city traffic jams, endless winding back roads, and miles and miles of nothing.  Six long hours arriving usually at dinner time.  For all of the love of cooking could not get me to cook the first night we arrive.  Knowing we are riding this no repeat meals for 365 days crazy train, the family made Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta.  One of their new found recipes we had yet to have.  Score.  A new recipe and dinner cooked.

Unfortunately for you, this means the next two days will not have new meals as they will be repeats of new meals tried. 

Modifications Made:
None, that I am aware of.

Scaled for Likability: Good
Good is not an accurate description because it really wasn't all that great.  The noodles were over cooked, the sauce was too thick, the spice level too mild, and there was not enough for three people much less five.  However, it was not a failed dish.  More of a miss cooked dish.

In the saved recipe collection on my phone is a bang bang recipe I have been wanting to try for months and months.  Reasons for not trying are the massive amount of mayonnaise required to make the sauce and dishes the level of heat. Mayonnaise is something I could completely eliminate from the world and would not miss it, ever.  In fact, this topic has already been covered. Spice in a dish is great.  Adding Thai sweet chili, red pepper, and Sriracha seems a little excessive. Especially since there is not any sugar other than the chili sauce to offset the heat.  Sweat heat is good, tongues on fire heat is not good.  To my recollection, I have never had bang bang anything at any restaurant, so I am leery.  Leery of the waste of food and the money spent. 

Now that a bang bang meal has been prepared for me I am more than willing to try it at home.  Maybe bang bang cauliflower.  Even bang bang shrimp again.  Not served over noodles, just the shrimp itself is bang banged.  Gonna have to wait and see. 

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