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Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

The favorite bang bang shrimp is turned into the creamiest, easiest pasta dishes of all!

Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta - The favorite bang bang shrimp is turned into the creamiest, easiest pasta dishes of all!

I’ve been somewhat obsessed with this whole bang bang sauce so in an effort to have it again for like the 10th time in the last 3 weeks, I decided to give it a try in a pasta form. And boy, am I glad I did because of all the bang bang recipes I’ve tried lately, the pasta one turned out to be the best.

It’s also the easiest bang bang recipe ever! All you have to do is roast some shrimp in a little bit of paprika for that smoky flavor, and while that’s in the oven, you can boil up your pasta, and make that epic, creamy bang bang sauce. Once that’s done, you can toss those together for the creamiest pastas of all time, giving you a kick of heat and refreshing tangy goodness!

Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta

The favorite bang bang shrimp is turned into the creamiest, easiest pasta dishes of all!

15 minutes15 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 8 ounces spaghetti
  • 8 ounces medium shrimp, peeled and deveined
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika, or more, to taste
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley leaves

For the sauce

  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise*
  • 1/4 cup Thai sweet chili sauce
  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
  • Juice of 1/2 lime, or more, to taste
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha, optional
  • Pinch of crushed red pepper flakes

Directions:

  1. To make the sauce, whisk together mayonnaise, Thai sweet chili sauce, garlic, lime juice, Sriracha and red pepper flakes; set aside.
  2. In a large pot of boiling salted water, cook pasta according to package instructions; drain well.
  3. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F. Lightly oil a baking sheet or coat with nonstick spray.
  4. Place shrimp onto the prepared baking sheet. Add olive oil, garlic, paprika, salt and pepper, to taste, and gently toss to combine. Place into oven and roast just until pink, firm and cooked through, about 6-8 minutes. Remove from oven and set aside.
  5. In a large bowl, combine pasta, shrimp and mayonnaise mixture.
  6. Serve immediately, garnished with parsley.

Notes:

*Greek yogurt can be substituted.

Adapted from Skinny Mom

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Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Servings Per Container 4

Amount Per Serving
Calories 328.0 Calories from Fat 211.5
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 23.5g 36%
Saturated Fat 3.0g 15%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 63.0mg 21%
Sodium 760.0mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 11.0g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1.0g 4%
Sugars 0g
Protein 8.0g 16%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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221 comments

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    Oh Good Lord, this was so delicious!
    I can’t even begin to tell!!
    Easy recipe and full of flavor. Man, it will knock your socks off!
    Thank you!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Wow! I made this tonight and it is so delicious! Thank you for this recipe!

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Delicious

  4. Hello, what changes do I need to make to adapt the recipe to make it in an instant pot? Thanks.

  5. This looks amazing! Would this work with bay scallops rather than shrimp?

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    I make this all the time for my family and it is hands down my favorite way to have shrimp!!! Thanks!!!

  7. This dish was absolutely delectable. My entire family enjoyed it. I have 18, 17, and 13 year olds. All teenagers and terribly persnickety. I thought the dish was going to be spicy. It wasn’t. I prepared the dish as it was written with no.improvisation. i added a lite ceasar salad on side with garlic bread. This pairs nicely with Pinot Grigio.

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    This was delicious. The recipe is definitely a keeper.

  9. I made this tonight for my family. I doubled the recipe because we have 5 of us. The kids thought it was too creamy, and especially hot. I used mostly Greek Yogurt with a drop of mayo. I added the spice as per the recipe. I personally liked the flavor, but I can’t make this again for my kids 16,13, and 10.

  10. Rated 5 out of 5

    So good! Doubled the recipe and only one bowl left for leftovers.

  11. Rated 5 out of 5

    This really is so delicious!! I ve been cooking this for 5 years since the time i saw this recipe. My husband really likes it and would always request for this recipe..Thankyou so much

  12. Rated 5 out of 5

    Very unique flavor, enjoyed it. The shrimp are great, I did put more lime juice in to this recipe, thanks so much. Something alittle different.

  13. I followed this recipe exactly but substituted the mayo with Greek yogurt.  Sauce was creamy, NO greasy appearance.  It was a little spicy for me but me daughter who loves hot spicy foods LOVED it.  My family thought  pea pods would be a delicious bit of snap to this dish.

  14. Rated 5 out of 5

    I was very skeptical at first! I didn’t know rather or not it would be enough sauce and I really am not a huge fan of mayo. I substituted the mayo for heavy cream and also doubled the sauce ingredients… and WHEW CHILE it was delicious!!! My hubby really enjoyed it A LOT. This recipe will definitely be added to my collection!

  15. Rated 5 out of 5

    Delicious! I don’t even like bang bang shrimp but this was great! Needs green onion for some color but I’ll definitely be making this again- probably with zoodles!

  16. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chungha,  just wanted to tell you what a GREAT recipe this was!!!  Husband loved it. Kept saying omg, omg! After reading the reviews, I used a combo of mayo/yoghurt/ sour cream instead of all mayo. Was wonderful!!  I also added some sweet peas to the last few min of the pasta water. EVERY recipe I’ve tried, we have loved. You and I must have the same taste pallet. I own your cookbook, again ALL GREAT. Thanks for wonderful recipes, I’m hooked!

  17. Rated 5 out of 5

    This is a wonderful shrimp dish! Family loved it!

  18. Rated 5 out of 5

    Chungah, we made this for dinner and loved it! I do not understand some of the negative reviews (unless they added too much pasta maybe.

    The flavor was very good, the spicing perfect! We added a tbsp of butter to the pasta before adding the sauce. We prefer spaghettini. This is a keeper for sure!!

    Thank you!

  19. Rated 5 out of 5

    Loved this it was so easy and delicious but I didn’t have spaghetti noodles I had to use shells but it still worked out well.

  20. Rated 5 out of 5

    We love this dish! I make my own mayonnaise using lime juice as my acid and added a clove of crushed garlic so it’s really more of a lime garlic aioli, I guess. Anyway, I otherwise follow the recipe except we like to add fresh spinach to the pasta just before wepull it off the stove and drain it. Then mix the pasta and spinach with the sauce and roasted shrimp. So delicious! Thanks for this and all your great recipes.

  21. Rated 5 out of 5

    This was awesome.  Those complaining about the mayo being gross have clearly never eaten Bang Bang shrimp a day in their lives.  The only thing I did differently was add onion powder and extra sriacha for the sauce.  Definitely making this again, 

  22. Rated 5 out of 5

    Absolutely delicious.  Perfect as is.

  23. Rated 5 out of 5

    Quick and easy to cook and DELICIOUS! Didn’t change a thing!

  24. Can you use sweet & sour sauce by LA Choy or does it have to be Thai chili sauce?

  25. Rated 5 out of 5

    We loved this easy dish! So creamy and tango. It was the perfect mix. Parsley for the garnish is not really needed. 

  26. The shrimp is good, the sauce is disgusting. Last time I mix mayo into a recipe. I even used a special avocado with hint of lime mayo, still gross.

  27. This is a marvelous recipe. I made a couple substitutions to make it more Weight Watchers friendly by using spaghetti squash for the pasta and the Greek yogourt. Delish! Thank you for sharing.

  28. With all the glowing reviews, I am wondering where I went wrong. I used the greek yogurt substitution but other than that I followed the recipe to a T. We found the greek yogurt to be awfully tart. Also the raw garlic that is minced into the sauce and not cooked is too overpowering. I mean who likes to eat raw garlic? This was a first from your blog for me, I am hoping it was the last one I will dislike as I have saved about 30 of your recipes to try. Thank you for your time and effort. 

  29. Tried this last night and I found the sauce very sweet. I used half mayo (Helmans) and half greek yogurt. Maybe I should have used more Sriracha and it would have cut down on the sweetness. I won’t make this again.

  30. I gave this a Japanese twist by using sanukiya udon (instead of spaghetti) and Japanese mayo. Absolutely delicious. Thanks for the recipe!

  31. This recipe was hot garbage. The sauce was just not right! No one one could take more than a few bites. We ended up saving the shrimp and tossing the rest. This website needs a rating system…

    • I have loved every recipe I have found on this website.

    • Can’t wait to make this tonight! It is right up my alley flavorwise. Maybe you should go to another website! Damn Delicious is one of my go to sites!

  32. I just made this and wow-so gross. Nothing like bang bang shrimp except the Thai sauce and garlic. The mayo is not the right ingredient. Interesting that only positive comments are shown. 

    • Sounds like a preference thing. I have made this recipe on repeat for my boyfriend and I, his friends , my sister etc and everyone loved it. But I like to use dukes mayonnaise and it’s always a new jar. Not refrigerated. I use minced roasted garlic. I don’t add siracha, never have just the sweet chili sauce lime garlic mayo and heavy red pepper flakes. Wisk really good and then add to shrimp while it’s finishing up sautéing in olive oil. I also sprinkled red pepper flakes garlic and half a lime juiced into the shrimp while cooking. Bring the shrine and sauce mixture to a simmer for a few minutes and then add your strained pasta. 

  33. I LOVE this recipe!!!  I just wanted to add that you can also substitute heavy cream or even half and half instead of the mayo.  So delicious!!!

  34. Love, love! I use Greek yogurt and just about 1 tblsp. Mayo. The last time I made it I used small pasta shells and doubled the sauce. It was even better with all that yum in the pasta shells. I crave this all the time!

  35. Made this last night for my boyfriend & I. We both love it. So so flavorful. The shrimp seasoning itself was a knock out and I’m thinking I’ll start seasoning shrimp that way. This was FULL of flavor. I used olive oil mayo and it came out great. 

  36. 373.3 g of carbs? That’s a typo, right?

  37. I made this tonight and it was a big hit! I will definitely be making this again!!

  38. What can I use to replace the Thai chili sauce? I can’t stomach it! 

    • Unfortunately, without further recipe testing, I cannot answer with certainty. As always, please use your best judgment regarding substitutions and modifications.

  39. This was an amazing recipe!! I have added sautéed, chopped red and yellow peppers to it to add some colour!!  We also have some fussy eaters in the house when it comes to seafood – so I’ve made it with grilled chicken as well as shrimp, or both and it was a hit!!! Definitely a monthly dish in our house right now! 

  40. Hi Chungah,

    This looks delicious. Could I sub rice noodles for the spaghetti?

  41. Made this and LOVED it… I was forever making Band Band Shrimp but this was easier and good for a change of pace..
    Keep these good recipes coming…

  42. My husband just made this for dinner. I am not a fan at all. The heat was great but I wish we would have read about substituting yogurt for the Mayo. Sauce made from mayo is rather gross and the fat and calories in this entree are shameful.

  43. I found Sweet Chili Sauce imported from Thailand at the the Asian store, but none that said “Thai Sweet Chili Sauce?” Is it the same thing? Love all of your recipes, thank you so much for sharing them with us!!!

  44. Can the shrimp be made in a pan on the stove rather than in the oven?

  45. This is a definite “make again.”  I added peas and garnished with parmesan.  My family loved it.

  46. Can you substitute rice instead of pasta?

  47. I made this tonight and it was AMAZING!!!! I’ll definitely make this again and again. Thank you!!!

  48. the mayonnaise made it gross and inedible. I’ll make it again without it

  49. Even easier is to pick up some Bang Bang Shrimp from Bonefish Grill and toss it in some pasta. Just ask for extra sauce at the restaurant. It’s ah-mazing.

  50. I made this last night, and it was AMAZING. Will be making this again as TACOS!.

  51. I made this with Greek yogurt instead of mayo. I also roasted some veggies in the oven before the Shrimp went in (I roasted sliced yellow onions & bell peppers, and broccoli) 

    So yummy and I think the sauce was even better the next day. I made extra sauce since I added veggies

  52. Could very well be one of the nastiest recipes I’ve ever made. Tastes like noodles and mayonnaise- disgusting!

  53. I really wanted to like this! I could not get past the mayo flavor. I might try again with Greek yogurt, but I am not sure if it would make a difference. 

  54.  This recipe is PHENOMINAL!!!  If one can achieve an orgasm from consuming food … I do believe I just had one !!!  Make no substitutions!  The only thing you may want to do is to DOUBLE  The recipe … Once you taste it you are going to want more and more and more ! Thank you so much for this recipe . I can’t wait to make more of your recipes … Keep them coming !

    • Exactly I how feel about it; I can’t understand the comments about changing the recipe. If you change it, the recipe is no longer THAT recipe. Then don’t bother making it. I would definitely double it myself too!

  55.  If one can achieve an orgasm from eating food … I do believe I just had one ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️…. Do not make any substitutions this is PHENOMINAL!!!… Please send me more recipes !

  56. Good solid recipe. Made per recipe, but “garnished” with some lime juice in addition to the parsley. Next time, I think I’ll try with chicken and throw in a container of spinach when mixing before serving so we get our greens. Glad to know others made with yogurt or half mayo half yogurt cause would like to try that too!

  57. I made this last night. I like mayo, and found this his dish hard to eat because of the overpowering mayo. The sauce also has raw garlic in it, so I brushed my teeth 3 times throughout the night trying to get that garlic flavor out of my mouth. I think it would be great to roast the shrimp as directed (which were delicious) and then serve with buttered noodles rather than this sauce. To me mayo does not equal, “creamy.” Sorry, but I won’t be making this again…

  58. Trying this tonight….SO excited….how can it not be awesome….I almost licked the screen!!!!!!!!!

  59. Can I use cooked , frozen shrimp for this recipe?

  60. Hello, I tried making this just now! It turned out great! I used Japanese mayo though and added a few drops of chilli-garlic oil for the an Asian taste. Thank you for this recipe!

  61. I made this last night and OMG, It turned out so good. I felt like a natural born chef when I was done. I used coconut oil, added mushrooms and extra crushed red pepper to make it spicier. Didn’t add the Sarahchi.

    I wish I had a place to post a picture because it looks like a gourmet meal!

  62. This recipe is not very good. The sauce tastes more like a salad dressing. The idea sounds good but the result isn’t worth trying.

    • I’m sorry that this recipe did not turn out the way you had imagined. I only post recipes that have been successfully tested in my own kitchen, and as you can see from the comments here, many of these readers have had great outcomes in the final dish as well. However, I understand that we all have different taste preferences, and I really appreciate your honest feedback.

  63. Making this tonight! Did you leave the tails on? Some looked like you did ad some looked like the tail was removed

  64. Both of my kids agreed this was a winner. High praise indeed!

  65. Can I serve this at room temperature the following day as a pasta salad?

  66. Good spice and flavor but honestly the taste of mayo was overwhelming in this dish. Won’t make again. 

  67. I was searching the internet looking for new ideas for shrimp when I came across this. It looks great and I cannot wait to make it! I’ve been a chef for 30 plus years and I’m always looking for new ideas. Glad I found your blog and I’m looking forward to making this and checking out some of your other recipes!

  68. This receipe was absolutely delish!!!! My father isn’t a pasta lover and even he went for a second dish. Good review from us!

    • I also recommed for a lighter flavour too use a substitute for the mayo! But others then that, if you like pasta and Heat, this ones a gooder!

  69. Just made this and was a bit skeptical about how it would turn out.. well! It was a very nice surprise!..
    My husband loved it “,
    Thank you so much for this recipe 🙂

  70. Is there a different sauce or powdered flavoring I can substitute for the sweet Thai chili sauce? 

    • Unfortunately, without further recipe testing, I cannot answer with certainty. As always, please use your best judgment.

  71. I made this dish this evening and I was put off of it. I think it is the mayo that I didn’t like….it left an unpleasant mouth feel. I am going to try it again but with greek yoghurt I think which would keep it lighter and less of a coating in ones mouth.

    • If you are not a fan of mayonnaise, Greek yogurt would be a great (and definitely more healthy) substitution!

      • Rated 3 out of 5

        I love mayo,but in this recipe I felt the mayo flavor was too much. I don’t think we will make again.

    • I agree. It was not hit.  Too much mayo Maybe I will try greek yogurt , if I give it a go again. Or maybe 1/2 the mayo…  Not sure which is best . 

  72. I made this for my wife and I last night. I really do not like mayo but tried it anyways. I figured with the heat it would be good. I could not finish it. Sauce and shrimp had great flavor, but next time no mayo for sure. Also when adding the shrimp, pasta and sauce, seemed like the sauce shoulda been heated because it made the shrimp and pasta cold. We will tinker around with this recipe. Maybe Alfredo instead.

  73. Is it possible to make this ahead & reheat it the next day?

  74. I made this yummy dish but instead of plain siracha powder I used garlic siracha it was delish. Fast and easy to make ….its a new favorite

  75. We make this 2-3 a month!!!! It is a favorite!!!! My husband would eat this every night if he could!!! (: thanks for the amazing recipe!!!!!

  76. If the shrimp is pre cooked, do you still need to roast it in the oven?

  77. Hello. I bought regular already cooked frozen shrimp not thinking about buying fresh. Can I still cook the already cooked shrimp in the oven or will it make them too tough? Any other suggestions as to what to do with them? Perhaps just sauté them quickly? Making the dish for my boyfriends birthday tomorrow so I hope to hear from you before then. Thanks 🙂

    • Alison, cooking the shrimp in the oven as directed in the recipe will most likely result in a tough texture. A quick saute may be best.

  78. Could you make this dish using veggie noodles? Wife and I recently got a Veggeti for spiral slicing “noodles” from vegetables. Just a bit worried that might become too watery from the veggie noodles

    • That sounds like a great substitute but without having tried it myself, it is really hard to say how the consistency will be. Please use your best judgment.

  79. I love, love, love your blog. I’ve made several of your recipes but this Bang Bang Shrimp Pasta is the household favorite. My husband and 3 year old love it! (The Hoisin Meatballs also regularly make their way into our dinner rotation.) I am planning to make this pasta this week and just wondering if you had any suggestions for a side dish that would compliment the dish. Thanks and keep the yumminess coming!

  80. What if I’m lazy and using frozen precooked shrimp?

    • You can cook the shrimp as directed on the packaging. From there, you can add the cooked shrimp into the pasta as directed in the recipe.

  81. Made this tonight and loved it, thanks so much!

  82. I whipped this up tonight in an attempt to make dinner for my husband with stuff I had around the house – I didn’t have quite enough sweet chili sauce, and I had to substitute lemon for the lime, but he still loved it! Thanks for a great, quick & easy recipe.

  83. I never thought to make a pasta sauce this way! My son LOVES noodles but is allergic to dairy, tomato and a number of other things. We used Just Mayo and it turned out fantastic. Thanks for a great, simple recipe!

  84. I forgot to buy a lime. Should I sub. lemon juice or just leave it out all
    together?

    • Lemon juice should work just fine.

      • I made it tonight and it was wonderful! I didn’t have mayo either so I used Miracle Whip but my husband and I loved it so much. This is my 2nd time cooking a recipe from your site and both dishes were delish. Thanks!!!!!

  85. Loved this dish, but I have to tell you it did not go over well with my 100% Italian husband. He could not get over the mayo. taste…..however he ate his share:)

  86. Bang Bang Shrimp and Grits! As southerners, we love shrimp and grits and we also love Bang Bang Shrimp. I now serve this over grits and everyone loves it! Thanks for the inspiration!

  87. I made this last night and the hubby went nuts for it. Mayo is a perfect rich blend, greek yogurt will clash with the flavors IMO, but that”s just me cooking 30+ years. I have tried several from your site now…ALL winners!

    • Julie, I just made this with fat-free Greek yogurt and it turned out very nicely. There was no “clashing”. 🙂 I’ve also made the recipe with the southern favorite Duke’s mayonnaise. I’m not going to lie, it was so much richer with the mayo, but definitely not a dish I could make very often. I will continue to make it with the Greek yogurt or sometimes perhaps a blend of the two. I also subbed coconut oil for the olive oil when cooking the shrimp – it added another layer that was yummy!

  88. I’m really sorry, I was so excited to make this pasta, but it was absolutely foul. I think it was the mayo. You should probably try cream cheese instead of mayo. The mayo made the whole pasta tasted horrid. I really was pulling for you though!

    • Joan, thank you for trying my recipe! I’m so sorry that this recipe did not turn out the way you had imagined. I only post recipes that have been successfully tested in my own kitchen, and as you can see from the comments here, many of these readers have had great outcomes in the final dish as well. But I must say – if you are not a fan of mayo, then yes, this dish is not meant for your taste buds. However, you can try substituting Greek yogurt or sour cream.

  89. I Love it! Don’t change a thing. Delicious! : )

  90. I just love this. I make it for myself when hubby is out of town, quick and easy. Have also done with chicken for the 2 of us.

  91. I made this tonight for dinner and it came out so delicious. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  92. Can you freeze the dish with mayo?

    • Unfortunately, I cannot answer this with certainty as I have never tried freezing this myself – there were no leftovers left to freeze! Please use your best judgment for freezing and reheating.

    • Oooh, please don’t do it. Mayo does not freeze well. It becomes grainy and will break and separate upon thawing and cannot be brought back to it’s original consistency. I am afraid it would destroy the dish!

  93. Love this recipe for many reasons, very easy, quick to prepare and the simple ingredients blend beautifully together. Have included this recipe in my Tried and True cookbook. Looking forward to cooking more of your recipes.

  94. I was out of the Thai sweet chili sauce, so I had to whip up a quick substitution with red wine vinegar, Stevia, 3/4 of a diced jalapeno, and a little lime juice and salt. After boiling, I threw it into my sauce where I used Greek yogurt in place of the mayo, and I was a little nervous it may have been a LITTLE too much experimentation on my end, but it ended up delicious! Thanks for the inspiration, my fiance said it was one of his favorite dinners ever (even though he first came home and smelled the overpowering vinegar from making my “chili sauce” and was nervous!). I never roast shrimp, but what a great way to cook them!!! With the smoked paprika, these shrimp were totally killer. I’ll be making this again. THANK YOU!!

  95. Do you think Veganaisse would be an acceptable substitute for the mayo? I am trying to eat vegan as much as possible and also Best Foods/Hellmans is GMO.

    • You can certainly try substituting Veganaisse but without further recipe testing, I cannot speak for how much this will change the overall taste/texture of the dish. Using a substitution may also result in a mediocre outcome but if substitutions must be made, please use your best judgment.

  96. I just went shopping and I couldn’t find the “Thai sweet chili sauce” I found other sweet and chili sauces but not that particular one, so where did you find it? And since I found this recipe somewhere else it didn’t say “smoked paprika” so I only have regular paprika, so this might sound dumb, but what’s the difference?

  97. I really wanted to like this, but for me the mayo was overpowering. Everything else was perfect, I love this method of roasting shrimp in the oven. Spices and the ratio of sweet chili to sirracha were spot on. I’m a very sparingly mayo type person which is really the issue, I might try again with the Greek yogurt as suggested above.

    • Melanie, if you are not the biggest fan of mayo, it is best to reduce the amount or substitute it with Greek yogurt and/or sour cream.

  98. i just made this exactly as you shared it, and I LOVE your recipe! It’s fantastic & so quick & easy.

  99. Can you use frozen shrimp? I am assuming you can but I want to make sure.

  100. I just made this – so delicious! Amazing recipe – will use again!

  101. I tried this recipe last night for my mother and boyfriend. My boyfriend can’t stand mayo so I substituted sour cream and it was delicious and I also used cilantro instead of parsley which I think gives the dish more of a fresher note, but over all it was a great recipe and my family loved I’ll definately be doing this recipe again. I just wanted to post because I know there are some people who can’t stomach the idea of half w cup of mayonnaise. Honestly I tried it with mayo and it tasted better with sour cream imho. The sour cream was thicker so I had to double all the other ingredients so it wasn’t over powering.

  102. This looks amazing! I’m making it for my husband for Valentine’s Day!!! On a scale of 1-10 how spicy is it?

  103. what about using sour cream how would that work?

    • You can certainly try substituting sour cream but without further recipe testing, I cannot speak for how much this will change the overall taste/texture of the dish. Using a substitution may also result in a mediocre outcome.

  104. I don’t have any lime OR lemon, and my paprika isn’t smoked. Would it be worth it to make this without those ingredients? I’m impatient and want to cook it today!

    • You can certainly try omitting the lime and using regular paprika instead of smoked but without further recipe testing, I cannot speak for how much this will change the overall taste/texture of the dish. Omitting ingredients or using substitutions may also result in a mediocre outcome.

  105. My family loved this dish. My daughter does not eat shrimp so for her I used sautéed chicken breasts. It turned out great. I also used a bag of baby spinach, it was wonderful. Now I have 2 new really good and quick dinners to add to my recipes. Thanks for sharing.

  106. By sweet chili sauce do you mean like a DelMonte product or is there an oriental sauce ?

  107. Did you use powder Sriracha or sauce ?

  108. This recipe is amazing! I actually just finish making this as Im typing this comment. Have been craving seafood this past couple days so decided to make this and because I prefer more heat I just added chili powder to the whole dish at the end. Thank you so much for this !

  109. I do not have the sweet chilli sauce – what can I substitute ? Love your website, easy recipes, and the illustrations are awesome! Want to try this recipe in a hurry !!!!

  110. Probably a stupid question, but do you use raw shrimp or pre cooked?

  111. Do you use cooked or raw shrimp to make this?

  112. I’ve been drooling over your recipes for a while, but I just started actually making them a couple of weeks ago – this is the third thing I’ve made (I made a couple of one pot meals) and this is so delicious. Unfortunately, I didn’t have everything the recipe called for and I forgot them at the store, so I made the shrimp with regular paprika and the sauce without the siracha and lime juice. I added a bit of vinegar to give it some acid since I didn’t have the limes. Even though it wasn’t exactly to plan it was still delicious. Next time I’ll make sure I get everything and I’m hoping it will be even better.

    Your recipes are so easy – I’m not as hesitant to cook anymore because these are so easy to make. Thanks!

  113. I’ve tried several of your recipes and have only had great things to say! Can’t wait to try this one while I’m home for the holidays!

  114. Roasting shrimp is really the only way to go.

  115. Tried this tonite….delish! However, if i may weigh in on the mayo vs greek yogurt debate….I didn’t like the mayonaise-y feel of the sauce in my mouth, so next time I’ll go with the yogurt. I’m going to serve the shrimp (without Pasta) on Christmas Eve. Yumm!!!

  116. Just an FYI – if you try to save the recipe, the service you used to use for that is down.

    We are trying this tonight and cannot wait!

  117. Wow, this looks really good! I already found it and pinned it. 🙂

  118. Thank you for your awesome recipes Chungah! I have tried a few from your site and they all have been great. This one in particular was AWESOME! I had a couple bell peppers lying around so I chopped them up and roasted them with the shrimp, too. That sauce is sooooo addicting! 🙂

  119. I am not a heat person can red pepper flakes be served on the side?

  120. Thank you It met with success.

    We liked it. Can the sauce be used with other types of food?

  121. Can I use plain paprika instead of the smoked paprika without compromising the taste? Thanks.

    • It is best to use smoked paprika to obtain the best results possible.

      • I served this delicious meal for six people ( doubled the recipe) last night and not a morsel was left on anyone’s plate. My husband says this is his FAVORITE of your recipes. I too really enjoyed it but contend that your Lo Mien is still my favorite.

  122. could you use boneless chicken breast instead of shrimp?

  123. I’m so glad I discovered your blog! I’ve already saved a ton of recipes and hope to try them out soon.

  124. I love the easy sauce!!!!! This is a great meal for those of us who work and also want to eat tasty food!

  125. I made this last night and the sweetness of the mayo has been a turn off for me and my roommates. Other than that, the dish was perfect! Is there any way the sauce could be made with a heavy cream alternative? I’m a college student so I’m not that great at cooking, and would really appreciate your insight. Thanks!

    • You can certainly try substituting heavy cream but without further recipe testing, I cannot speak for how much this will change the overall taste/texture of the dish. It is always best to use the ingredients listed in the recipe to obtain the best results possible. But if you are not a mayo fan, then this recipe may just not be for you and your roommates.

    • I think I am going to try Greek Yogurt tonight, which should be tangy not sweet. But this is to cut calories so that is why I am not doing cream 🙂

    • Sweetness of the mayo? Sweetness usually isn’t a descriptor associated with mayo. You didn’t by chance use Miracle whip did you? Many people use it instead of mayo and yes, that would be sweet tasting and not lend well to the outcome of the recipe!

    • Mayo isn’t sweet, are you sure that you didn’t use Miracle Whip?

  126. This is AH-MAZING! It’s definitely more decadent with mayo, but second time around I used regular lowfat Greek yogurt as a substitute (Cabot brand), and HOLY COW. It’s wonderful. All of the creamy goodness!

  127. I don’t have any lime juice. Can I use lemon? I love your recipes.

  128. Made this last night. A hit with the whole family. I am three for three with your recipes. Thank you!

  129. Looks like super yummy delicious

  130. Yummy! I love it 🙂

    These are as fantastic as they look! So easy! So delicious!…So addicting! So happy I found your blog!

  131. I love the sauce. It’s ingredients I have on hand all the time. I kind of eat what I feel like at the time. So this is plus for me. Since I am already thinking about lunch, I look at the picture and my stomach is calling to me. Be Quiet!!!!! Too early to be hungry!

  132. I SOOOOOOOOOO want to eat this!!!

  133. Made this last night. Excellent. Another winning recipe that I hope to make again.

  134. You are taking this bang bang shrimp to a whole nother level! Gonna try this recipe sometime this week 🙂

  135. This bang bang sauce is delicious! We didn’t have Siracha so we used chili garlic sauce.

  136. Do you think you could substitute the mayo for greek yogurt and get the same results??

    • You can certainly try substituting Greek yogurt but without further recipe testing, I cannot speak for how much this will change the overall taste/texture of the dish. It is always best to use the ingredients listed in the recipe to obtain the best results possible.

    • I actually have substituted the mayo for a yogurt-based ranch before and I actually thought it tasted better than the mayo version!

    • I used 1/2 mayo and half Fage Plain Greek Yogurt and it was yummie.

  137. What kind of mayo do you use?

  138. Made this for dinner last night, absolutely fantastic!! Thanks for yet another great recipe 🙂

  139. The sauce on this sounds amazing! Love anything with seafood and pasta. Pinned!

  140. That sauce – mmmm creamy, with a bit of a zingy kick to it 😀 Yum! x

  141. Nice recipe – thank you.

  142. Don’t you heat up the sauce to go with the pasta and shrimps?

    • Yvonne, the residual heat of the hot pasta should be sufficient to warm the sauce.

      • I added the sauce to the shrimp and heated till bubbly, just a few minutes. Then I tossed in my whole wheat angel hair pasta and mixed it all together. It has a different, delicious, spicy and slightly sweet flavor. Hiwever, the recipe printed above us not the same as your recipe I printed a few days ago. It called for 1lb spaghetti, 1 and 1/2 lb shrimp, plus the other ingredients were different measures too. I will say, there is not enough sauce for 1lb spaghetti. I only used about 1/2 lb. Love it though!

  143. You have a few bang-bang recipes and this one looks like a winner for sure! That’s great it turned out to be the best yet!

  144. This looks really flavourful with the paprika Chungah!