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Fried Shrimp Bao Recipe with a secret ingredient

This post is sponsored by FAGE, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Fluffy little baos filled with air fried shrimp. A little crunch and sweetness, topped with a luscious garlic cilantro sauce. So many fun textures for a fun flavor party. 

My new favorite Secret Ingredient is FAGE Sour Cream 🙂 the texture is a great binder for the shrimp, helps with maximum paprika garlic dry batter coating. The FAGE Sour Cream also adds creaminess to the bright tangy sauce. Lots of cilantro, garlic and a splash of lime.

With fresh toppings, you get something different in each bite 

I hope you’ll make these and love them as much as my fam does. If you can’t find these baos at your local Chinese supermarket, you can make a great shrimp taco as well. Without an air fryer, you can just deep fry them.

FRIED SHRIMP BAO RECIPE

Coat shrimp:
• 1 lb shrimp 
• 1 tbsp of FAGE Sour Cream
• Dash of salt and pepper 

Batter:
• 1 cup flour 
• 1 tsp baking powder 
• 1 tbsp paprika 
• 1 tbsp garlic powder 
• Dash of salt and pepper 

Garlic Cilantro Sauce:
• 1/2 cup FAGE Sour Cream 
• 1/4 cup olive oil
• 2 tbsp water 
• 1/2 cup cilantro leaves
• 2 cloves garlic
• 1/2 tsp salt
• 1/2 lime juice 
Blend until smooth. 

Instructions:
• Mix shrimp, FAGE Sour Cream, salt and pepper evenly. Then coat with batter mixture. And dust off excess. 
• Spray air fryer tray and shrimp with olive oil.
• Air fry 375 degrees for 12 minutes.
• Steam baos according to packaging (warm tortillas if you can’t find baos)
• Serve crispy shrimp and soft fluffy baos immediately.
• Drizzle with creamy FAGE Sour Cream based garlic cilantro sauce. And enjoy!

Find FAGE near you and make it your secret ingredient as well.

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sakamai brunch

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Seamore's 1

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