I was digging through the recipes on the Ninja site and found Ninja Foodi Bang Bang Shrimp. We love fried shrimp with unique sauces when we go out, so why not see if I can make it at home. It was tremendous.
The only thing I would change is the use of Planko breadcrumbs. Maybe it was the brand I bought, but I do not like texture of those breadcrumbs. I will use fine breadcrumbs next time like I do for my Chicken Parmesan.
The Sweet and Spicy Thai Chili sauce I used created a nice sweet taste on the younger. The sriracha sauce then created that sensation of heat that started at the back of the tongue. It was so good. For the kids I did add an extra touch of honey to the sauce to cut the heat a little more.
Breading Ninja Foodi Bang Bang Shrimp
The idea of breaded or fired food without the oil is why we origainnly bought the Foodi. This was a perfect recipe to test it out. I preheated the Foodi to 400 for 5 minutes. I have my Pampered chef breading trays that I love. I dipped the thawed shrimp in the flour and shook off the excess. Then dip in whisked eggs, and then rolling the breadcrumb mixture. This mixture has a touch of oil as well as salt, pepper and garlic powder. From there it is just a matter of air frying. Once the Foodi was preheated I added the shrimp in a single layer on the bottom of the basket and then another layer on my Cook and Crisp insert. I cooked for 12 minutes due to multiple layers (10 minutes with only one layer.
Sauce for Ninja Foodi Bang Bang Shrimp
This was so easy. Whisk the mayonnaise, sriracha sauce, lime juice, honey and sweet and spicy Thai chili sauce together. I use the Wildtree sweet and spicy Thai chili sauce because it is all natural. I tasted and you can add salt but I did not. I then split some out to another bowl and added more honey to cut the heat. This was the sauce for my kids.
Once the shrimp are done, pull them out and drizzle sauce over them. Since I was making these I went ahead and breaded 2 ounces of shrimp. The second pound was cooking while we ate. Then I was able to toss a pound in my freezer as a COST Cooking recipe. Then one night I can pull out and toss back in the Foodi to reheat and crisp. Whip up some more sauce (it is not freezeable) and meal complete. Just don’t forget to add to your Freezer Inventory.
Ninja Foodi Bang Bang Shrimp
- ½ cup All purpose flour
- 2 large Eggs
- 1 cup Fine breadcrumbs Can substitute Planko breadcrumbs if desired
- 2 tbsp Grapeseed oil Can substitute olive oil
- 1 tsp Garlic powder
- ½ tsp Kosher salt
- ½ tsp Black pepper, ground
- 1 lb Uncooked large shrimp If frozen they should be thawed first
- ⅓ cup Mayonnaise
- ⅓ cup Sweet and spicy Thai chili sauce
- 1 tbsp Sriracha sauce
- 1 tbsp Lime juice
- 2 tsp Honey Add more to taste and get to the right heat level.
- Kosher salt to taste
- Using three shallow bowls set up dipping station. In the first bowl add the flour, in the second whisk the eggs. In the third one mix the breadcrumbs, garlic powder, oil, salt and pepper.
- Coat shrimp in flour shaking off excess. Dip in egg. Roll in the breadcrumb mixture.
- Preheat the Foodi to 400° and set time for 5 minutes.
- Once preheated and 5 minutes is complete, open lid and add shrimp As a single layer to the basket. If you have the Cook and Crisp insert in Foodi that allows for a secod layer go ahead and use. Set Air Crisp temperature to 400° for 10 minutes, 12 minutes if using the Cookand Crisp insert. Repeat with other batches as needed.
- While shrimp is cooking make the sauce. Whisk together the mayonoise, sweetand spicy Thai chili sauce, sriracha sauce, lime juice and honey. Make sure they are well combined and then add salt to taste. I did not add any additional salt. I did separate some sauce to a separate bowl and added more honey for my kids.
- When shrimp are complete drizzle some sauce over shrimp and the serve the remaining sauce for dipping.