POW POW Sauce is my special Asian sauce that is my at home version of BANG BANG sauce from Bonefish Grill's Bang Bang Shrimp. If you haven't had Bang Bang Shrimp, stop what you are doing, get in your car, and go wait at Bonefish Grill's door until they open. You think I'm kidding...
This is a really quick and easy recipe that tastes difficult. My favorite kind.
And because it's baked, you can have the yummy breaded fish taste without breaking the bank.
You know me and my rough guesstimates of measurements. Another dish that's hard to mess up though, I promise!
Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
In a big bowl, combine one cup of Panko Breadcrumbs with a half of a cup of whole wheat flour, or the flour of your choice. Sprinkle in a little garlic powder and red pepper.
In a small bowl, fill with milk of your choice. We used whole because it's thicker and is better for coating. You can use heavy cream, but go easy on it! ;-)
Dip one tilapia filet at a time into the milk, let it drip a bit, then dunk into the breading mixture. Get it nice and covered. Then place on a greased baking sheet.
It should look like this before going into the oven!
Bake for 10 minutes. Then flip the fish filets over and bake for another 10 minutes. Baking times can vary depending on your oven. This worked perfectly for us.
While it is baking, combine Thai Kitchen Sweet Red Chili Sauce with Sriracha Mayo. About 2 tablespoons of each. (You can buy pre-made sriracha mayo or make your own just combining equal parts of both items) Add in one packet of Truvia or Splenda and one teaspoon of garlic powder. Whisk together.
When fish is cooked, plate it immediately and top with the POW POW Sauce.
Enjoy the sweet,salty, spicy crunchy fish. I ate mine so slow because I didn't want it to be over. That's how much I love this dish.
Oh, and guys, I'm doing Zumba tonight with my best friend. SO EXCITED. It's my first time going to this specific place, so I'll report back. Dancing is the one thing that will never ever feel like a workout to me. When we go out to bars, I usually lose a pound the next day even with the 6 whiskey diets and after bar Taco Bell. That's how hard I dance.
It's almost the weekend. You have no idea how happy this makes me.