Shrimp and pasta are covered with a creamy, spicy sauce that is big on flavor! Shrimp Spaghetti is easy enough for a weeknight dinner but an elegant enough for date night too.
My husband loves to visit a local Chinese buffet when we go out shopping. One of my favorite dishes on the buffet is a creamy dish they call ‘Shrimp Spaghetti’. So for this Mitten Movie Night, I decided this would be a great recipe to try and recreat at home.
The problem was though, I couldn’t quite pin down what type of sauce is used in this dish. It’s not alfredo sauce. The taste is sweet and creamy. After some research, the closest one I found was Bang Bang sauce.
While the pasta was spicier than what I get at the buffet it was still as good, if not better!
What movie pairs well with seafood and craft beer?
The big movie right now is Bird Box on Netflix.
Luckily I read the book before watching this movie. While it was good, the book is SO much better. It is also written by a Michigan author.
What beer pairs well with Shrimp Spaghetti?
The beer: HonkeyTonk Brewing Co. West Coast IPA
We picked this beer up along with a few others while we were in Nashville in November. I’m more of a New England IPA fan but my husband is a lover of all things IPA.
How to make Shrimp Spaghetti:
Cook the spaghetti according to package directions. Drain and set aside.
Thaw the shrimp then remove and discard the tails.
In a pan add the butter, shrimp and half of the chopped green onions.
Sauté the shrimp until cooked through.
Next, mix the ingredients for the sauce. It’s so simple – mayonnaise, sweet Thai chili sauce
To the pan the shrimp is in, add the cooked spaghetti and the sauce. Stir to combine. The spaghetti will warm the sauce so no need to cook further.
Top with the reserved green onions.
Tips & Variations for Shrimp Spaghetti:
- Want a less spicy dish? Swap out the sweet Thai chili sauce for
sweet& sour sauce.
- I use pre-cooked shrimp to save time. If using uncooked shrimp prepare and cook according to package directions.
And here you are…….
From our home in the Bottom Left of the Mitten to yours ~ Enjoy!
Recipe adapted from Spicy Southern Kitchen
*Affiliate links are included in this post. Please read my Discloser Policy.