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This Bang Bang Shrimp Dip is a tasty take on the wildly popular appetizer from bonefish grill. I’ve taken all the sweet and spicy flavors of that magical sauce and transformed it into a dip that everyone will go crazy for. Great for parties and easy to prepare.

Make this Bang Bang Shrimp Dip for the Big Game or your next family gathering.

I think it’s safe to say that everyone loves dips. Every time I’m at a party or a cookout I always bring a dip.  There are so many varieties of dips, hot, cold, creamy, cheesy. Some have meat, some are vegetarian. You really can’t go wrong as long as the dip is packed with flavor and you’ve got a variety of things to dunk alongside your dip. This Bang Bang Shrimp Dip is a new recipe I came up with but it was already a big hit with my friends and family.  The balance of sweet and spicy along with big hunks of gulf shrimp make it hard to walk away from the table once you take a bite.

Should you serve the dip hot or cold?

I’m torn between which version I liked better. Both the hot and cold versions of this dip were delicious but I think the flavors really shine when the dip is served chilled or at room temperature. The recipe below is meant to be served chilled. If you prefer making this hot only use 1 tbsp of mayonnaise instead of a ¼ cup. Then heat in the oven at 350 degrees F. For about 15-20 minutes until warm.

What to serve with the dip.

The possibilities of what to serve along side the Bang Bang Shrimp Dip are endless. It really comes down to knowing what you and your guests will enjoy. You can serve all veggies like: celery, peppers, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and cucumbers. Or maybe you want the crunch of  tortilla chips, pretzel sticks or even pork rinds. On this occasion I was short on fresh veggies so I served the dip with Club Crackers, Restaurant Style Tortillas and Crispy Seaweed Chips. The Seaweed chips are a product I found at Costco and really fell in love with. If you are a fan of sushi you will love these crisps and they’re perfect for scooping.

Not all Thai Chili Sauce are the same.

It sounds strange but I’m very picky about which Sweet Thai Chili Sauce I use. Back in my days as a restaurant chef we served a similar version of Bang Bang Shrimp Except we called them Bada Bing Shrimp. If you ever visit any of the Ropewalk locations they still have them on the menu. When we made our version of the sauce I only used one brand of Thai Chili Sauce Mae Ploy. It’s by far the best brand and It’s fantastic with anything you pour it on. If you want to make a batch of my version of Bada Bing Sauce I’ll post it below for you.

Bada Bing Sauce

  • ⅔ cup Mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup Mae Ploy Sweet Thai Chili sauce
  • 2 tbsp Sambal Oelek
  • 1 tbsp rice wine Vinegar

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Bang Bang Shrimp Dip

Course Appetizer
Cuisine American, thai
Keyword Bang bang shrimp, Dip, Shrimp dip
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 10
Calories 174kcal

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Peel and devein shrimp, place in a pot of water filled about 2 inches above the shrimp. Bring to a boil. Then immediately drain water and run shrimp under cold water to stop the cooking process. Chill shrimp in fridge until  completely cooled.
  • Combine softened cream cheese, mayo, Thai chili sauce and Sambal Oelek. Whisk until smooth.
  • Fold in shrimp and remaining seasoning. Garnish with diced cucumber, cilantro and sesame seeds. Serve with your favorite dippers, crackers, chips and veggies.

Notes

1/4 Cup Serving size

Nutrition

Serving: 4oz | Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 11g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 142mg | Sodium: 586mg | Potassium: 86mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 91mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition Facts
Bang Bang Shrimp Dip
Amount Per Serving (4 oz)
Calories 174 Calories from Fat 117
% Daily Value*
Fat 13g20%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 142mg47%
Sodium 586mg25%
Potassium 86mg2%
Carbohydrates 4g1%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 375IU8%
Vitamin C 4mg5%
Calcium 91mg9%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Japanese Grill night

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This cook was years in the making. Inspired by cooks from @CPARKTX2 and @The Cen-Tex Smoker many many moons ago, I've had yakitori and onigiri on my mind,  for far too long. So, I dusted off The Japanese Grill book, checked out some other recipes, and got to work.

Onigiri, with miso butter.

Chix thighs with scallions, glazed with the yakitori sauce from The Japanese Grill book. Drumsticks glazed with an orange, soy sauce, yuzu kosho sauce. 

Shisito peppers, cherry ‘maters.

Had a decent spread…  from bottom left – yakitori chix, ‘maters, orange-soy-yuzu legs, shisito pepepers, ‘shrooms with bacon.

All chased with a fair bit of sake :) What a great meal! Relatively simple cook (the prep takes a little time), and the payoff is yuge. Would have eaten a bit earlier if I had fired up another cooker or two, but… lazy.

Caliqueen agreed that we need to do this more often. But, that may have been the sake talking.

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Title: Japanese Grill night
Sourced From: eggheadforum.com/discussion/1228377/japanese-grill-night
Published Date: 07/25/21

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How to Cook Over a Campfire

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“To poke a wood fire is more solid enjoyment than almost anything else in the world.”

Charles Dudley Warner

19th Century American Writer

 

Feeding yourself and other people during an outdoor adventure can be one of the most gratifying experiences of your culinary life. Whether you’re a car or RV camper, backpacker, biker, boater, or weekend hiker, you can eat exceedingly well. Food always tastes better when cooked over a campfire and seasoned with the Great Outdoors!

However, cooking and/or grilling under primitive conditions can be stressful if you don’t have a plan.

For starters, learn how to light a fire with a minimum of tools. If you own a charcoal- or wood-burning grill, you can practice at home, igniting tinder and adding subsequently larger pieces of fuel. (Click here for more specific directions.) If you are one of those gifted people who can make fire using flint or a bow drill, I salute you. The rest of us must rely on less romantic methods, i.e., matches. (I prefer the long-handled wooden kind.)

An ideal cooking fire has burned down to glowing, white hot embers. Allow plenty of time for this to happen—at least an hour, or maybe two. Burn additional wood on one side of your fire so you can harvest fresh coals for cooking. Neutralize potentially “hangry” appetites by offering no-cook appetizers like an easy charcuterie platter or pre-packaged snacks in advance of the meal.

Equipment: What You’ll Need

Space, weight, and your method of transportation into the backwoods will determine what your batterie de cuisine will look like. At a minimum, you’ll need:

  • A source of flame, whether it be matches or a butane lighter (bring more than one, and make sure they have a full load of butane)
  • Grill gloves
  • At least one skillet or saucepan large enough to cook for your group. If weight isn’t a concern, a lidded Dutch oven can be an asset, especially if it’s accompanied by a tri-pod.
  • A grill grate, preferably one that is supported by legs, or one that can rest on top of stones or green logs. Alternatively, angle similarly-sized green logs around the coals; they act as an impromptu grate.
  • Long-handled tongs
  • A long-handled spoon or spatula
  • Heavy-duty foil
  • Skewers or green sticks carved to a point for grilling meat or kebabs
  • Headlamp for late evening/early morning cooking
  • Flexible plastic cutting boards to use as clean work surfaces or for slicing
  • Sharp knife, preferably one reserved for food preparation

How to Manage Your Fire

Most campfire cooking utilizes direct grilling, i.e., food is exposed directly to the heat. Think burgers, hot dogs, whole fish, or kebabs. You can, however, approximate indirect grilling by angling food toward the fire on sticks or stakes, a method long used by the indigenous people of the American Northwest to cook salmon or other fish, or by moving your food to a cooler part of the fire and covering it with foil or a deep pot lid. You can create a multi-tier fire in the wild just as you can at home by raking the coals to different depths. (Always cook over mature embers and avoid active flames.)

If using a grill grate, allow it to heat up before adding food, especially stick-prone food like fish. (We like to pack a leak-proof bottle of olive oil or other cooking oil.) Flames can be tamed by raking out the coals or topping them with a layer of ash or dirt. Conversely, fanning the coals will increase their heat.

What to Cook

For me, the penultimate backwoods meal is fresh line-caught trout dredged in cornmeal and cooked in a cast-iron skillet by the Gallatin River. But the trout don’t always cooperate. So it’s a good idea to have ingredients on hand for “Plan B.”

Here are several options, from appetizers to dessert. (Note: Do as much prep work as you can at home before heading into the wilderness.)

  • Toast slices of country-style bread, rub each with a raw clove of garlic, and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. Sprinkle with dried Italian seasoning or grated aged cheese, such as Manchego or Parmigiano-Reggiano.
  • Plank-Smoked Camembert: This recipe, always a favorite, is easily adapted to a campfire. You could even cook it on a hot stone near the fire.

  • Grilled Sangria: You’ve heard of “glamping,” privileged camping? This libation will set the stage.

  • Grilled Eggs with Prosciutto and Parmesan: So satisfying, you’ll want to repair to your tent or RV for a snooze before pursuing the day’s adventures.

Grilled Eggs with Prosciutto and Parmesan

  • Top prepared pizza crusts or Boboli breads with your favorite toppings and warm over a campfire until the cheese melts.
  • Grilled Prosciutto-Wrapped Trout: Remember Steven’s first show, BBQ University? It was shot on the banks of a stream, where our cameramen fished for golden trout when they weren’t working. Steven spontaneously added trout wrapped with prosciutto to the day’s menu. Genius!
  • Spruce-Grilled Steaks: An unexpected seasoning flavors these wood-grilled steaks.

Spruce-Grilled Steak

  • Dessert Quesadillas: We love s’mores, of course, but like to mix it up sometimes. Prepare these delectable quesadillas directly on the grill grate or in a cast iron skillet.

Dessert Quesadillas

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Published Date: 07/13/21

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For the Best July Yet, 8 Great Recipes for the Grill

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There’s no better month than July in North America to grill or smoke. With Independence Day entertaining now in the rear-view mirror, you can now focus on what you want to grill, whether it be a Beer Can Breakfast Burger for your fishing or camping buddies, fiery Nashville Hot Wings for a tailgate party, or Grilled Key Lime Mojitos and Jamaican Jerk Chicken for an authentic Caribbean blow-out. Make this a month to remember.

Beer-Can Breakfast Burgers
Savory pork, bacon, eggs, and cheese on an English muffin—this high-energy breakfast will fuel summer adventures for hours. They’ll be a hit in your back yard or at your campsite.

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Double-Grilled Summer Vegetable Frittata
Perfect for a weekend brunch or a weeknight dinner, this frittata features an array of grilled fresh vegetables that can change depending on what’s in season. Add meat, if desired—ham, cooked bacon, or chorizo or other sausage.

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Nashville Hot Wings
Incendiary Nashville Hot Chicken “takes wing” in this live fire interpretation. The wings get a double blast of heat from hot red pepper flakes and a cayenne-inflected baste. Said to be invented by a woman eager to take revenge on her tomcatting partner, her plan to turn his favorite fried chicken into a fiery weapon failed when he unexpectedly loved the very spicy chicken.

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Grilled Key Lime Mojitos
One theory about the origins of mojitos is that indigenous South American peoples made a medicinal concoction from limes, mint, and fermented sugar cane. Although a Havana bar disputes that. In any case, Steven’s version of a mojito, made with charred sugared limes, mint, rum, and club soda, will cure whatever ails you. Ernest Hemingway would approve.

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Cherry-Smoked Strip Steak with Cutting Board Sauce
If mastering the reverse-sear method of cooking thicker slabs of meat is on your bucket list this month, start with this recipe. (If you’re unacquainted with the technique, it involves a low and slow smoke with wood chips or chunks followed by a quick sear.) New York chef Adam Perry Lang gets the credit for developing this easy complementary board sauce using chiles, herbs, and meat juices.

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Jamaican Jerk Chicken
Were you aware that spicy foods actually help a body handle heat by causing it to perspire? Just look at the repertoire of hot foods in the world; they’re mostly from the steamier latitudes. Take Jamaican Jerk Chicken, for example. Steven’s version is super-authentic. Cooked over pimento wood (or alternatives), it’s a reason to party. Find pimento wood here.

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Grilled Swordfish Steaks with Golden Raisin Chimichurri
Line-caught swordfish is a summer staple in the Raichlen household. Though often served with grill-blistered cherry tomatoes and a green salad, Steven likes to mix things up by serving this meaty fish with a jewel-like chimichurri and golden raisins. Dinner party worthy? Hell, yes.

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Smoky Bourbon Peach Cobbler
This recipe, which came from our friend Russ Faulk, chief designer at Kalamazoo Gourmet, combines two Southern barbecue staples—fresh Georgia peaches and pecan wood. Ooops. Did we mention bourbon? Cooked in a cast iron skillet, it is a sublime example of cobbler and will wow summer guests. We’ve even been guilty of adding slivers of bacon to the filling. For more of Russ’s recipes, check out his book Food + Fire.

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