Roasted shrimp and the book club meeting


Last night, I hosted our New Year Bookclub meeting. We discussed the terrific memoir “Educated” by Tara Westover.  It’s such a joy to toast the new year with great friends while discussing a great book.

As you know, book club discussion needs delicious snacks and wine.  What better choice than roasted shrimp to spice up our night.

Roasted Shrimp with Bang Bang sauce



  • 1 lb. of Shrimp
  • 2 tsp of powdered garlic and parsley
  • 1 tsp of Paprika
  • 1 Tbsp of Olive Oil
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste

For the sauce:

  • 1/3 cup of Mayonnaise
  • 1/3 cup of sour cream
  • 2 Tbsp of Plain Greek Yogurt
  • 1 Tbsp of Honey Sriracha
  • 1/3 cup of Sweet Chili Sauce
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 3 scallions chopped


To make the sauce, stir together the mayo, yogurt, Honey Sriracha, chili sauce, salt, and scallions, cover with some plastic wrap and pop it in the fridge for a bit.

Thaw the shrimp.  Preheat the oven to 450 degrees. Toss the shrimp with the oil, granulated garlic, paprika, salt, and pepper, lay on a single layer and pop them in the oven for about 5 minutes.

Remove from the oven and serve alongside the sauce.

Cheers to reading, good food, and great company


  1. Wow those shrimp looks delicious! I will have to try this out to spice up dinner one night. Also a book club sounds like a lot of fun!

  2. I love shrimp, cooked in any way. I like that you’ve made a spicy dip, to give it a kick. I’d like to replicate your recipe.

  3. Good food and chatting about books … what could be better!? I haven’t read Educated before but I just had a quick read of the blurb on Amazon and it looks fab. I’ll definitely be checking it out 🙂

    Louise x


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