Thursday, March 24, 2016

Recreation of Dynamite Shrimp

Time flies……’s been a year since we are back from US and living in India. In this one year I did lot of things starting from decorating our new home to learn absolutely new recipes. I always appreciate people exploring new things and implement the same in their and other's daily life. Its an awesome feeling.

When we were in the US we used to dine out very often and our favorite restaurant would be “Buffalo Wild Wings” which is a sports bar with 360 degree view of TV's being installed even in the restrooms. They are specialized in making Chicken Wings. Being there, I had a fear of not getting same Chicken Wings here in India but I was actually wrong. I found few shops like Spencer's and Republic of Chicken who sell just speciality wings and guess what I have re-created that dish at home (recipe here).

Apart from gobbling Chicken Wings one of the other restaurants we used to love is “P.F.Chang’s” which is a Chinese Restaurant adjusted to American Cuisine. It’s no secret that most American Chinese food restaurants serve dishes that have been adapted to please the Westernized American palate. My husband introduced me to this restaurant and one of the dishes we used to love there was “Dynamite Shrimp”. Though I’m allergic to Shrimp I couldn’t resist myself to this mouth watering dish. So we restricted ourselves to this restaurant and used to visit there very rarely.

Dynamite Shrimp is made from deshelled and deveined shrimps coated with corn flour-egg mixture and then deep fried. Finally, these fried shrimps are dipped in a sauce and served over bed of lettuce.

We used to love this appetizer. My only complain was about the portion served as it was too less compared to the price. Maybe we used to feel so because of our love for Shrimps.

I always say that being a foodie is a boon and a curse at the same time. You get to know about so many different  varieties of food from different cuisines but if you love those dishes you’ll be craving for that dish to death.

My love for Dynamite Shrimp did something like that to me. From last few weeks I was so much craving for that dish that I started looking for the recipe and tried them all but couldn’t match the flavors. Finally I got my hands on this recipe and trust me it is very much close to the restaurant style or “P.F.Chang’s” style “Dynamite Shrimp”. Do give it a try and let me know your honest opinion on my recreation of Dynamite Shrimp.


1. Shrimps (deveined & deshelled): 15-20
2. Cornflour: 1 tbsp
3. Egg: 1
4. Salt: to taste
5. Pepper: to taste
6. Oil: for frying

For Noodles:

1. Boiled Noodles: 1/2 cup
2. Garlic Cloves: 5-6
3. Oil: 1 tbsp

For Sauce:

1. Mayonnaise: 1/2 cup
2. Hot Sauce: 3 tbsp
3. Vinegar: 1 tbsp
4. Tomato ketchup: 1 tbsp
6. Oil: 1/4 tsp


1. Wash thoroughly the deveined and deshelled shrimps and marinate them with salt, pepper, egg and cornflour. Let it rest for 2-3 mins.

2. Heat oil in a wok and deep fry the shrimps until they turn golden from both the sides. Take them out on a plate lined with paper towel. This will soak the excess oil.

3. In another pan add 1 tbsp of oil and add the crushed garlic. Add the boiled noodles and saute for 2-3 mins. Keep it aside.

4. In a bowl mix all the ingredients for the sauce and add it in the wok and let it simmer for a minute. Toss the shrimps in the sauce until all the shrimps are well-coated with the sauce.

5. For serving place some lettuce leaves on the serving bowl and place the shrimps. Top them with the noodles and green onions (optional). Enjoy!!


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