As I mentioned earlier, I’ve never even been to Bonefish Grill, but I have heard about their infamous “bang bang shrimp.” I had some leftover shrimp to use up (I like to get the wild-caught Pacific shrimp at Costco – they’re really tiny, but they’re a sustainable choice according to my research). I love having them on hand because you can whip up something healthy and delicious in about fifteen minutes since they’re so tiny and cook up so fast.
Grant and I had these over salad, which was tasty. The kids had theirs over some brown rice, which they must have loved since they practically licked their bowls clean.
- 2 cups shrimp (I used frozen)
- 2 tbsp coconut flour
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- Salt and pepper
- 2-3 tbsp fat of your choice (I used coconut oil)
- 1 small onion, sliced
- 1/2 can of coconut milk (shake the can well, then use about half of it - more for a soupier sauce, less for a thicker sauce)
- 2-3 chili peppers (I used some dried ones from last year's garden, but spicy pepper will work)
- 1 tbsp coconut aminos*
- 2 tbsp rice vinegar
- A handful of cashews
- If using frozen shrimp, rinse them in a colander under cold water until they mostly thaw out. Shake the colander to get as much water off of the shrimp as possible. Toss the shrimp in a bowl with the coconut flour and salt and pepper until the shrimp are evenly coated. I like to use a bowl/container with a tight-fitting lid.
- In a large saucepan, saute the onion in the coconut oil until it softens up.
- In a separate bowl, add the coconut milk, chili peppers, coconut aminos, and rice vinegar, and stir to combine.
- Once the onion is translucent, add the shrimp to the saucepan over medium-high heat.
- After about 2-3 minutes, add the sauce to the saucepan and continue cooking, stirring constantly, until the shrimp is cooked through and the sauce has thickened up a bit.
- Serve over greens of your choice, and dump the cashews on top. There should be enough sauce to serve as the dressing.
Modified from Paleo Fondue.
*If you're not worried about Whole30, feel free to sub in tamari or soy sauce.