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Bang Bang Sauce: Copy Cat, but um, better

April 12, 2017

Okay, everyone has been to Bonefish, PF Changs, Cheesecake Factory, etc and fallen in love with that  Bang Bang Sauce. This tangy, creamy and spicy sauce compliments practically everything. The most common association with this sauce is Bang Bang Shrimp. But it also goes famously well with chicken and oven roasted cauliflower. And if you want to save yourself some calories, there is no need for breading and frying. And trust me, the flavor is still there.  I have had friends devour it on simply dressed roasted cauliflower florets. (You know, like Buffalo Cauliflower, but Bang Bang Cauliflower. And who doesn't like a good bang? Te-he-he) By all means, Panko and fry up too if you want! Truly, we just did Panko coated chicken cutlets with Katsu sauce tonight. I love my breaded fried food. I am just pointing out you can skinny-ify it should you chose. Balance people, balance. :) 

So here is the deal with me (semi relevant) ... I kinda like to one up things. I mean, its slightly annoying to be in my company occasionally. (It's not deliberate. It just comes out of my mouth. Story. Of. My. Life!) The good news for you, dear food blog reader, is that this also seeps into my love of cooking. I cannot simply mix together mayonnaise and sweet chili sauce and can it bang Bang Sauce. Many do. I do not settle for mediocrity. Okay, occasionally I do. But I like to elevate food. So instead of giving you a two ingredient copy cat sauce... I made it better. See? I redeem my annoying traits by transferring them into useful ventures. And in addition to being superior, it is also super simple. Like put ingredients in a Mason jar and vigorously shake simple. Pour on the food of your choice and eat simple. What gets better than that?

 

Ingredients/Instructions:

 

1/2 cup mayonaise

1/2 cup sweet chili sauce

1/2 tbsp lemon juice

1/2 tbsp ginger paste

1/2 tbsp sriracha 

1. Shake in a Mason Jar (is you get the jars with the plastic lids, they're way easier to wash, and more durable, aka, no rust) and serve on chicken,  shrimp, vegetables, rice, whatever. Probably not on cereal and milk, but you know, logical things. :)

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