Apr 14, 2014

P.F. Chang's Dynamite Shrimp (Copy cat Recipe)

                   Whenever we have a dish from the restaurant which we all loved, and long to have again, I try to find its recipe from the web and try to perfect it with my own trials and errors. That way, you could have it anytime, whenever you crave for it, without having to spend a fortune on it. So copycat recipes are always in demand and they tend to be on the much explored list.

                  P.F. Chang's China Bistro is a popular American Chinese restaurant chain which has its branches in other countries too. Though I like Indo Chinese dishes more than American Chinese,one of the dishes we really liked from P.F.Chang's in Kuwait, is the delicious appetiser, 'Dynamite Shrimp'. But it actually costs around 150 dollars to have half a dozen of shrimp coated in that delicious, creamy, tangy and zesty sauce from the restaurant. It is better to make it at home, if you can help it.

                    That set me in search for a perfect recipe, but most of the recipes I tried from the web, turned out to be too sour or too bland.So I set forth to do experiments of my own with various ingredients and I found out a recipe which was quite similar to the original one.
   Let me share it here...
Am still working on perfecting the recipe. If I come up with a more exact one I shall upload it InshaAllah.. :) Till then, Enjoy cooking!

Wanna see the Recipe..?
Go ahead..

P.F Chang's Dynamite Shrimp Copy cat Recipe:

15 to 20 large shrimps,peeled and deveined
Veg.oil for frying

For batter:
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 egg
4 tbsp corn flour

For the sauce:
1/2 cup mayonnaise
5 tbsp hot sauce
3 tbsp tomato ketchup
1/4 tsp paprika/chilli pdr
1 tsp light honey
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp sesame oil
1 tsp rice vinegar

Spring onion, sliced (for garnishing),optional


          Drain the shrimps and mix it well with the batter ingredients. Heat oil in a frying pan and fry the shrimps on medium heat for 30 seconds (shrimps must be completely immersed in the oil). Remove from oil immediately and drain on a kitchen tissue.
           Mix all the ingredients for the sauce together until well blended. Transfer it into a pudding bowl or cocktail glass. Toss the fried shrimps into it and mix with a spoon. Serve garnished with spring onions.Enjoy!


  1. oh yes!!! so expensive they are, for six shrimps, AED 50/-!!! Once in a blue moon when we really crave for it, I go there and have it, but then my allergy does not allow me to!!! :( This looks so close, would love to try it for my hubby some time...

  2. Looks perfect!! it's such a joy to be able to make something at home that we had outside and get it right...

  3. I have made it twice and turns out great both the time... Thanks for sharing :)

    1. you r most welcome, Aimen.. glad that u liked it :)

  4. I tried this recipe at home n it turned out great.
    Everyone luved it.
    thanks for sharing!

  5. I am going to try this recipe now! Thanks for posting it!

    1. U r welcome, Lynette :)
      Do try it and let me know how it turns out.

  6. hi just want to ask what is the brand of your hot sauce? thanks.

    1. You are welcome..I used Heinz hot sauce. You can use any hot sauce of your choice.

    2. Hi.. how can I contact you. I have the ingredients for the actual pf chang dynamite shrimps and would love for u to try it..

    3. Can u please provide me the actual ingredients that u know about? Wud be really grateful. Pls email it to me on m_ali_husain@hotmail.com

  7. Hi any chance I can get the original recipe. I can give my email add..

  8. Hi, any chance I can get the pf Chang recipe as my husband loves these and I would really like to try and make them.

  9. Can you replace the shrimp with chicken? Would really like to make this...

  10. Hi
    I'm confused shud I use heinz hot sauce or sirarcha sauce ?
    And also abt using garlic in this recipe.



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