Monday, April 23, 2018

Boom Boom or Bang Bang?

Several times I saw Boom Boom Shrimp on restaurant menus, but was always enticed by something "better" in the shrimp line.  As Florida has one toe in the Gulf, so to speak, the shrimp there are uniformly large and very, very fresh.  They are, of course, flash frozen on the boat that got'em, but that is nothing  - they still seem from the sea to the kitchen to your very own mouth.

Even though I didn't order it, doesn't mean I wasn't curious ... Boom Boom Sauce ingredients - tartar sauce, sweet chili sauce, sriracha, sesame oil, cilantro.   Very nice, but exactly how much of each would have been helpful.

3/4 cups mayonnaise
2 T catsup
2 T sweet chili sauce
2 1/2 teas. garlic powder
2 teas. sriracha sauce.  This recipe is from a woman who admits that she adapted it to cut out some of the "hot" in sriracha.  I thought the garlic was kind of daunting myself.

Bonefish Grill offers Bang Bang Sauce

1/2 cup mayonnaise
1/4 cup sweet Thai chili sauce
1/4 teas. sriracha sauce.

In addition to being used with shrimp, it is also considered a very fine French fry dip or slathered on the bun of your hamburger.

I wouldn't know.  Yet.  Trader Joe has the Thai chile sauce (pink for some reason)  in a tall, thin bottle.  And you can't throw a rock in a supermarket without hitting a jar of mayonnaise or a bottle of sriracha sauce.

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